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A restless quest for quality
From the fall of the Roman Empire and until the 6th century, "Barbarians" invaders migrated through Southern Europe and its countryside. As wine became less of a staple, viticulture (wine growing) gradually disappeared. In Burgundy, vineyards survived thanks to large abbeys who controlled a large portion of the land. Monks continued to make wine, looking to preserve the local wine growing traditions, in a restless quest for quality.
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