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Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

Red wine 2013 Minervois AOC Le Château d'Albas, Languedoc, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Varieties: Syrah,
Grenache,
Carignan.
Registration number : #332881

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 22 August, 2016

Appellation in the west of the French wine region Languedoc. To the south is the AOC Corbières, to the west the AOC Cabardès and to the northeast the AOC Saint-Chinian. It was classified as AOC in 1985 and belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The town of Minerve was one of the Cathar strongholds in the Middle Ages. In 1210, 400 members of the Christian sect were burned here. It is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in France, as the Romans planted vineyards here as early as 125 BC. The Roman politician Cicero (106-43 B.C.) reports about a wine transport from "Pagus...

The red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today are Hermitage, Shiraz(Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac(France) Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it...

See under Garnacha.

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