Hale and Hearty!

Our next report comes from Ann Bolyard.  Ann has chosen to find out more about the wines of the Vendée region -- wines that are little known outside Vendée itself.  As you may know, the characteristics of a wine depend on the soil, the climate, and the means of production.  The two primary wines of Vendée are Mareuil, an area just south of Les Sables, and Brem, just to the north.  They both exist in white, red and rosé.  Ann tells us that white wines a made from the fermentation of the juice only, and they may be drunk soon after their fermentation.  Red wines are made from the fermentation of juices, skins, and stems of the grape.  They may be aged and generally their quality improves over time.
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