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Château Le Bourdieu
Winery Wines

Red wine 2016 Medoc AOC Cru Bourgeois, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 12.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Registration number: #CLB-L16M1

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Last reviewed: 11 February, 2020

This famous wine-growing area is part of the French region of Bordeaux; the name means "middle country". It is located northwest of the city of Bordeaux on the triangular peninsula between the Gironde estuary, formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean. The approximately 70 kilometre long and 5 to 12 kilometre wide strip of land, which is dominated by many vineyards, is occasionally interrupted by pastureland, scrubland and polders (floodplain). The area is divided into two regional appellations (Bas-Médoc and Haut-Médoc) and six communal appellations located within Haut-Medoc, with around 16,000...

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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