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Saint-Jean de Minervois

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Land of "Nectar of the gods"

Halfway between the Minervois plain and the foothills, the village is located north-east of the Minervois plateau, in the heart of the 180 hectares of the Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois appellation.
On these lands of white limestone hangs a grainy vine, in the middle of plots delimited by dry stone walls punctuated with capitelles.
Legend has it that once, after a terrible storm, only three vines resisted: three strains of "petit grain" muscatel. The harvest came, the result was amazing and those who tasted called it "Nectar of the Gods". Thus was born the famous Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois, classified AOC since 1949 and known for its exceptional aromas of lemongrass, acacia and linden.

Muscat petit-grain, one of the oldest known varieties, is the only one to adapt to the dry and sunny conditions of this territory.
East of Saint-Jean, between the hamlets of Gimios and Barroubio, a deep gorge is home to the church of Saint-Jean-de-Dieuvaille, the thirteenth century.

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= Produits et Producteurs du terroir : Muscat de Saint-Jean 

  - Un peu d'histoire -

The vineyard of Saint-Jean would date, according to a legend, as in all the Languedoc, of the Roman time.
What is true historically is that the lord of Pardailhan took from the Middle Ages seigniorial right on the wine of Saint-Jean and Saint-Martial.
The last lord-baron of Pardailhan Thomas-Francois of Treil de Pardailhan, maitre d'hôtel of King Louis XVI at the court of Versailles, would have made taste at the royal table the wine of his domain.
Beyond this perhaps legendary anecdote, the town produces a remarkable muscatel, which obtained the AOC in 1949 (decree of November 10, 1949).
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