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Château Bel-Air La Royère

Red wine 2014 Blayais (Blaye) AOC, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #BAR-L14A1

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 15 August, 2018

The appellation (also called Blayais) in the Bordeaux region, named after the city of the same name, is located on the right bank of the Gironde estuary opposite the Médoc to the west. Wine-growing here can be traced back to Roman times. The area is also famous for its Par-Non-Pair caves with prehistoric rock paintings, which are considered to be as important as those of Lascaux (in south-west France). The vineyards cover some 6,500 hectares of vineyards on mainly clayey-calcareous and clayey-gravelly soils with iron-rich sandstone in the subsoil.

In 2009 the roof appellation Côtes de Bordeaux the red...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to eat the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc,...

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

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