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Château d'Issan
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Red wine 2000 Margaux AOC Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #Iss-L100

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Last reviewed: 28 February, 2021

One of the six communes (in addition to Listrac-Médoc, Moulis, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien) within the French Haut-Médoc area which are independent appellations and are allowed to bear the place name on the label. Of these, Margaux is the most famous and largest municipality in the centre of the Médoc. The appellation also includes the four municipalities of Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde and Soussans. The vineyards cover around 1,300 hectares. The soils consist of a flat layer of coarse gravel over fine gravel mixed with limestone. The red wines produced there are among the best in...

The region of Bordeaux, together with Burgundy, is probably one of the most famous French wine-growing regions, both of which compete for the first place of the qualitatively "best wines". The city of the same name is the capital of the Gironde département with the estuary of the same name in southwest France and is considered one of the most beautiful wine cities in the world. The Greek historian Strabo (63 B.C.-28 A.D.) writes that when he visited "Burdigala" around 20 A.D. he would not have found any viticulture. However, this is not attested by his colleague Pliny the Elder (23-79) a few decades later. This means that the...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

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