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Macvin du Jura

The appellation (actually Macvin without an "r") in the French Jura wine region is for a sweet Vin de liqueur. It was classified in 1991 as exactly four hundredth appellation (before classification it was called Maquevin or Marc-Vin). Such wines have been produced in France since the 14th century. The original recipe is attributed to the abbesses of the Château-Chalon monastery. Originally it was a cooked wine to which aromatic and spicy substances were added. At that time it was called "Galant" and was supposedly the favourite wine of many nobles, such as Margaret of France, the Duchess of Burgundy and wife of Philip the Bold (1363-1404). Later, a grape must concentrated by boiling was produced, which was mixed with marc brandy (mistelle).

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