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The Drome

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Liquid gold: Around Nyons is the most important “AOC” region for the cultivation of oliveproducts in France. The area is pro­tected on the east, the south and the north by moun­tains lock­ing the fierce "mistral" and offers ideal micro­climate for the culti­vation of olive trees. Nearly one quarter million olive trees of the sort „Tanche “ to prosper leave. Their large black fruits result in annually ~ 2'500 tons high quality olive oil bear­ing the AOC label of origin „Huile de Nyons“.

Black gold:TUBER MELANOSPORUM“ or black truffle is usually discovered by trained dogs or pigs. They prosper under a special kind of oak and are up to 20 cm under the earth's surface. „The black information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provence,information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provence,information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provencediamond“, as the black truffle is also called, is sold on the local markets from middle of november till middle of march at prices of varying from 700 to more than 1'000 € per kg. The "dark information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provence,information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provence,information,drôme,provence,montelimar,valence,nougat,provence,touristic,vacation,holidays,provencegrey tubers" are on display in the car trunk, examined expertly and put on pre­cision balance , the price negotiated and then the cash changes the owner. Numerous restaurants and truffle festivals (in Riche­renches in the neighbouring Vaucluse) offer culinary highlights during the truffle­season with various truffle dishes. Weekly provence markets with truffle can be found in places like St. Paul les trois Chateaux, Richerenches, Carpentras a.m.o.

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Wine lover: Tain Hermitage is a well-known AOC wine region and famous for its red wines produced from Syrah grapes. It's terraces over the left side northern Rhônetal are fully exposed south and pro­tected from the cold, and sometimes fierce "Mistral". In the Drome valley they cultivate/produce the "Clairette" from "muscat" grapes which is beloved by "wine connaisseurs"! More south in the "Coteaux du Tri­castin" you'll find rosé, white and red wines.

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