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Rochegude

Independent municipal area in the Département Drôme in the southern French appellation Côtes du Rhône-Villages (see AOC regulations there). Since 1967, the municipality has been allowed to use the name on the label. A decree of the Roman Emperor Domitian (51-96) already mentions viticulture here. The later US president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), who was ambassador in France, sent wines to the ruling US president George Washington (1732-1799), among others, from here to taste. The vineyards cover 180 hectares of vineyards on red clay soils with zones rich in silicate. Red, rose and white wines are produced. The largest producer is Cave Coopérative Vinicole de Rochegude.

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