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Château Roc de Boissac / Château La Croix

Red wine 2012 Lalande-de-Pomerol AOC Château La Croix, Bordeaux, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Variety: Merlot.
Registration number : #CLC-LDP1201

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 15 August, 2016

The appellation is located just north of Pomerol (Bordeaux) and is named after the town of the same name, Lalande. The very old wine growing area was created by the Order of Knights of St. John. The vineyards cover some 1,100 hectares of vines and are divided between the two communes of Lalande (60%), with low-lying gravel and sand terraces, and Néac (40%), which is situated higher up on a gravelly plateau. Wines from the commune of Néac may also use this name. The red wine is mainly blended from the Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties, as well as portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. This is the typical...

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,...

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