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Mas des Tourelles

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Roman amphoras
Roman amphoras

In Mas des Tourelles, in the south of France, a group of archaeologists has spent 20,000 dollars to restore the 1800-year-old largest winery in Gaul. It was opened in the early 90s of the twentieth century. Today a bottle of wine is sold there for around $12.

At Caesar’s time, the factory produced around 100,000 modern bottles of wine daily, where one cost about 1 sestertius (about 1,60 dollars). The whole region produced about 27 million liters a year, enough to fill 2 million clay amphoras, which were then distributed along the entire Mediterranean area.

The produced wine has a brownish-red color and a sweet, caramel flavor, which, however, leaves a nasty hangover behind. People who drank the wine from Mas des Tourelles advise that during wine tasting, it is good to eat a lot of goat’s cheese and nuts.


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