In her article “The Roussillon of Southern France: Fortified and Sweet in More Ways Than One” in wine4food.com, Marisa D’Vari explains in a very clear way the history and the production of Fortified and Sweet Roussillon wines.
Excerpt from the article:
“If you recall the rugged landscapes illustrated in Maurice Sendak’s classic book, Where the Wild Things Are, you can well imagine the rustic, untamed, and thoroughly enchanting topography of the Roussillon. Shaped like an amphitheater and nestled in the South of France between Spain, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees, and the Corbières Mountains, the Roussillon region (or Languedoc-Roussillon more properly) is less than two hours North of Barcelona by train or car. But what truly sets the Roussillon apart from other wine regions of the world, is its historically sweet, fortified wines called Vin Doux Naturel (VDN).”
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