In France, archaeologists have found traces of wine production

In France, archaeologists have found traces of wine production

24 September 2020, 23:02
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In France, near the Village of Vaugourdon, archaeologists found a deep rectangular pit, which, according to researchers, in ancient times served as a wine vat. The structure is built of brick, bonded with a waterproof lime mortar.

This area, the Loire river valley, is one of the leading wine regions of France since the Roman era. Scientists are trying to find traces of grape juice and tannins, the presence of which will indicate that in front of them is the oldest place of wine production in the historical region of Touraine (Touraine). In ancient times, wine-making was mainly carried out in the Mediterranean regions, and wine production came to the North in the III century. The new discovery will confirm the development of viticulture in this area.

The remains of the Foundation of a large Villa were found near the find. Thanks to the fragments of marble that have survived to this day, we can assume that it was a luxurious expensive house. The Villa stood here in the I–III centuries, but it is not known whether it is connected with a structure in the ground or not.
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