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Red wine 2016 Blayais (Blaye) AOC, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #BAR-L16A1

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 13 June 2019

The appellation named after the town of the same name (also Blayais) in the region Bordeaux lies on the right bank of the estuary Gironde opposite the one in the west Médoc, Winegrowing can be traced back to Roman times here. The area is also famous for the caves Par-Non-Pair with prehistoric rock paintings, which are as important as those of Lascaux (in Southwest France ) be valid. The vineyards cover around 6,500 hectares of vineyards on mainly clayey-chalky and clayey-gravelly soils with iron-containing sandstone in the subsoil.

In 2009 the roof appellation Cotes de Bordeaux created, the red wines...

The red grape variety comes from France, The name is probably from the French word for blackbird (merle) because these birds like to snack on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. The name can also be an allusion to the black-blue color of the berries similar to the bird. There are over 60 Synonyms which attest to the worldwide spread. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blauer Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blau, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc, Sémillon Rouge, Vidal and Vitraille.

Merlot - grape and leaf


Synonymous (also Malbec à Queue Rouge, Malbech, Malbeck, Malbek) for the grape variety Cot; look there.

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