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Red wine 2009 D.O. La Mancha Crianza Coleccion Familiar, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Bottle closue: Synthetic
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number : #Vih-LBM-3-09

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 23 May 2012

Historical landscape in the center Spain, geographically referred to as Castile-La Mancha (Castillo-La Mancha) and formerly as New Castile (Castilla la Nueva). The region is just under 80,000 square kilometers to the north Castile and Leon (Old Castile) and the southern one Andalusia the third largest in Spain. La Mancha and the region to the west of it Extremadura are part of the huge plateau landscape Meseta, She became particularly famous for the writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and his novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha". In the huge plain with the typical windmills, there are extreme climatic conditions...

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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