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Château La Claymore
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Red wine 2012 Montagne-Saint-Emilion AOC Château Flaunys, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #CLC-L142

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Last reviewed: 29 January, 2015
Together with Lussac, Puisseguin and Saint-Georges, it is one of the four communes located outside the Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux) appellation just north of the Barbanne river. These four may also mention their name on the label, in this case Montagne-Saint-Émilion. The vineyards cover some 1,600 hectares of vines, spread over the communes of Montagne, Parsac and also those of Saint-Georges (the latter may also use the appellation Montagne-Saint-Émilion). The red wines are mainly blended from Merlot, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pressac (Cot) and are similar to those from Saint-Émilion. The most famous...

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 in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (lat. Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A brisk trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When they immigrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French consumed wine for a long time before they started to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar...

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