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Domaine La Louvière

Red wine 2014 Malepère AOC La Maîtresse, Languedoc, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #LL-L.16/029

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 1 June, 2016

The appellation is located in the far west of the French wine region of Languedoc in the Département of Aude in the vicinity of the areas of Limoux (south) and Cabardès (north). The former VDQS area "Côtes de la Malepère" was classified under the new name in 2007. The vineyards cover 500 hectares of vines on clay and limestone soils on gentle slopes of the foothills of the Pyrenees in 39 municipalities. The red and rosé wines are blended from a blend of Bordeaux and Languedoc varieties.

The red wine is made from Merlot (50%), Cabernet Franc and Cot (20%), and optionally Cabernet...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries 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, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

The red grape variety comes either from France (Bordeaux) or from Spain (Basque Country = País Vasco). There are about 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country are Achéria, Ardounet, Arrouya, Bidure, Boubet, Bouchet Franc, Bouchet Saint-Émilion, Bouchy, Breton, Cabernet Aunis, Cabernet Francese, Cabernet Franc Noir, Cabernet Gris, Cabrunet, Capbreton Rouge, Carmenet, Couahort, Crouchen Negre, Crouchen Noir, Gros Bouchet, Gros Cabernet, Gros Vidure, Messanges Rouge, Morenoa Veron Bouchy, Noir Major, Plant Breton, Plant de l'Abbé Breton, Sable Rouge, Trouchet, Trouchet Noir, Véron,...

Synonym (also Malbec à Queue Rouge, Malbech, Malbeck, Malbek) for the grape variety Cot; see there.

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