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  1. grape harvest, quebec, wine, vineyard
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    The Wine Harvest: Quebec celebrates!

    September and October is the perfect time to follow the Wine Route to enjoy a host of activities and seasonal celebrations. Here are a few suggestions of stops to add to your tour.

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  2. Beaujolais
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    Explore Beaujolais in 4 key points

    Rare are the regions whose name alone inspires pleasure and conviviality. Far from robust wines or wines made up by wood, here the cuvées express with authenticity the nuances of a unique vineyard. Welcome to Beaujolais, a terroir playground for a new generation of committed winegrowers.

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  3. Sonoma
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    California: Golden and green

    With more than half of its vineyard area certified for its sustainable development, California stands out in terms of eco-responsibility. Sonoma County is not only green but offers an incredible diversity of soils and grape varieties.

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  4. Trapiche vineyard argentina
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    Trapiche: Pioneer of Argentinian winemaking

    Building on over 135 years’ experience in wine production, Trapiche is among Argentina’s most influential vineyards and helps extend the reach of its country’s wines around the world.

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  5. Domaine Guigal wine
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    Guigal: A family story

    Inseparable from the Rhône Valley, Guigal wines are above all a family story, based on respect for ancestral know-how, a unique wine heritage and a remarkable attention to detail. Spotlight on an estate that ranks among the largest producers on the planet.

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  6. Nouveau wines
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    Vins nouveaux

    Available for purchase almost immediately after they’ve been harvested and fermented, so-called nouveau wines are the ideal wines to sip on any night of the week with their lively tannins and aromas of strawberry, banana and flowers.

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  7. Pinot noir
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    Pinot noir

    Grown in Champagne, Savoy, the Loire Valley and Alsace, Pinot Noir owes its fame to the great wines of Burgundy. The cool regions of California, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina also allow it to thrive. It is the source of delicate wines with complex aromas of red fruits and spices.

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  8. Sauvignon blanc
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    Sauvignon blanc

    Sauvignon is a grape native to the Gironde and the Loire, in France (two regions which claim its origin). It produces very distinctive wines with great freshness where fruity and herbaceous notes intermingle. Besides France, it has adapted wonderfully well to New Zealand, Chile and the United States (California).

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  9. Sangiovese
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    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese owes its fame to the great wines of Tuscany, famous since the Middle Ages. It is widespread throughout the Italian peninsula, and its cherry and spice scents come in several styles depending on where it is grown. It is now found in temperate regions of California where it manages to express all the finesse of its aromas.

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  10. Chardonnay
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    Chardonnay

    Known for producing some of the most coveted white wines in the world, Chardonnay is a grape native to the village of the same name in the Mâconnais sub-region in Burgundy. Internationally renowned, it is the source of the great white wines of Burgundy, but has conquered many wine-producing countries including the United States (California), Australia, Chile and Canada.

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  11. Syrah
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    Syrah

    Syrah is a French grape variety originating from the northern part of the Rhône valley. Due to its aromatic richness and intensity, its production has spread to the southern coasts of the Rhône as well as to Languedoc, Spain, Australia, the United States, Argentina and Chile, where the cool nights and hot and humid days contribute to its development

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  12. Chenin blanc
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    Chenin Blanc

    Chenin Blanc is native to the Loire Valley. Even today, it is ubiquitous in its region of origin, where it produces dry, mellow, syrupy and sparkling whites. Appreciated for its freshness, it has conquered many producing countries, from Canada to South Africa.

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