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Château Montrose
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Red wine 2000 Saint-Estephe AOC Deuxième Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number: #L.CM.00

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Last reviewed: 27 October, 2020

One of the famous six communes (in addition to Listrac-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis, Pauillac and Saint-Julien) within the French Haut-Médoc region, which are own appellations and are allowed to carry the commune name on the bottle label. It is the most northerly commune and comprises some 1,380 hectares of vineyards just 50 kilometres north of Bordeaux. The area is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the Médoc and dates back to the 13th century. Saint-Estèphe is located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary and was an important port at the time. The loamy subsoil above a layer of iron-rich...

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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