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Rhône wine: the slopes of Hermitage become a “World Heritage Site”

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The landscapes and slopes of the Hermitage are now protected as a “World Heritage Site” in the “quaint and historic” criteria by a decree of the Ministry of Ecology dated 5th June 2013. This ranking promotes exceptional sites as well as historical monuments.

The landscapes of the slopes of the Hermitage get a new recognition. By decree of the Ministry of Ecology dated 5th June 2013, they are now protected as a “World Heritage Site” in the “quaint and historic” criteria. The hillsides of Hermitage are located at the juncture of the Rhône and du Doux Valleys , about twenty kilometers north of Valencia, in the heart of the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone.

The vineyard occupies the whole of the south-facing terraces which are organised in lines, standing out very clearly in the landscape, and at the foot of which, on both sides of the river, have settled the towns of Tain-l ‘Hermitage on the left bank and Tournon on the right bank. The slopes of the Hermitage extend over 160 hectares in the towns of Tain l’Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Larnage and encompasses the entire vineyard of Hermitage AOC which covers 137 hectares, operated by 35 growers

 

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Source: larvf.com
5th July 2013

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