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Land becomes French heritage site due to unique grapes

26 August 2012 Last updated at 14:06 BST

A plot of land in the Pyrenees has been classified as a French national heritage site because of its unique varieties of grape.

The area was left unscathed when a disease destroyed most of the vines in south western France in the 19th Century.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield reports.