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Sep 11 2015

 Winegrower anxiety continues over South West France high-speed rail line

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 17:03

LGV South-West France: disastrous, absurd and unpopular, but stilla possibility

Sauternes wine producers and environmentalists remain anxious over the proposed high-speed rail line or LGV (Ligne à Grande Vitesse) that would link Bordeaux and Toulouse and Bordeaux and Dax. The project, seen as “disastrous, absurd, unpopular and even outdated”, threatens the unique ecosystem of the Ciron river valley (a tributary of the Garonne) and with it the region’s famous Noble Rot. In a statement, Winegrower associations from Sauternes and Barsac said:

“Technocrats and tunnel vision politicians wish to destroy forever an environment, a way of life and a terroir that has made us the envy of the world to save what? A mere 30 minutes* journey-time”. Continue reading “ Winegrower anxiety continues over South West France high-speed rail line“