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Domaine Bosc Long SAS
Winery Wines Files 9

Rotwein 2012 Gaillac AOC Réserve "Elevé en fût de chêne", South-west France, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Predicate: Réserve
Price: 8.60 €
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #DBL-LRF12

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (85 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 29 August, 2019
Best to drink: To 2021+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Light animal as well as light green vegetal notes on the nose, red and black berries, earthy and light nutty notes. Straightforward tart fruit on the palate, nutty and light toasted notes, vegetal aromas, fine sandy tannins, slightly persistent, hint of tobacco, light oak, hint of cocoa and coffee, good, tart finish.

The appellation, named after the small town of the same name, is located in the east of the wine growing region of south-west France. Gaillac is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in France. At least since the 1st century the Romans have been growing wine here. It is possible, however, that there had already been winegrowing under the Celts (Gauls) before that. During the migration of the peoples it came to a standstill and was only reestablished in the 10th century by the Benedictine monks of the monastery Saint-Michel-de-Gaillac. In the 13th century, the Count of Toulouse Raymond VII issued a decree for his wine...

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