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Red wine 2012 Bordeaux Superieur AOC Tradition, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CP-LPT12

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 8 May 2016
A large part of the wines in the French region Bordeaux is under the comprehensive appellation "Bordeaux" (alcohol content at least 10% vol for red wine, 10.5% vol for white wine) or "Bordeaux Supérieur" (higher alcohol content with at least 10.5% vol for red wine and 11.5% vol for white wine). This applies to all wines that come from the official Bordeaux area, but do not have a defined place name. They must comply with all AC rules regarding grape varieties, yield, vinification etc. according to the area of origin and are also controlled.

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

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The red grape variety comes either from France (Bordeaux) or from Spain (Basque Country = País Vasco). There are around 80 Synonyms that testify to old age and worldwide distribution. The main alphabetically grouped by country are Achéria, Ardounet, Arrouya, Bidure, Boubet, Bouchet Franc, Bouchet Saint-Émilion, Bouchy, Breton, Cabernet Aunis, Cabernet Francese, Cabernet Franc Noir, Cabernet Gris, Cabrunet, Capbreton Rouge, Carmenet, Couahort , Crouchen Negre, Crouchen Noir, Gros Bouchet, Gros Cabernet, Grosse Vidure, Messanges Rouge, Morenoa Veron Bouchy, Noir Dur, Plant Breton, Plant de l'Abbé Breton, Sable Rouge, Trouchet, Trouchet Noir, Véron, Vidure, Vuidure (...

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