What does “garrigue” mean?

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Garrigue...it brings back many memories...

The mere mention of the word “garrigue” brings back vivid memories of my childhood summers spent in the south of France.
I’m just kidding. That never happened…

The term “garrigue” actually refers to the low-lying vegetation on the hills that often surround vineyards on the Mediterranean coast. This wild brush is made up of herbs such as rosemary, thyme, sage, mint and lavender, as well as juniper. Therefore; when describing a wine as having an influence of “garrigue”, it simply refers to the herbal, minty, earthy and floral aromas of a wine, which are thought to have been derived from the specific region where the grapes are grown.

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