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Les Grands Chateaux de Naujan
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2014 Saint-Emillion AOC Isabeau de Naujan, Bordeaux, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #332412

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Last reviewed: 5 May, 2016

This famous French wine-growing area is located in the east of the Bordeaux region and, together with Pomerol, forms the core area of the so-called rive droite (right bank) of the Gironde estuary and the Dordogne. It is named after the small town of about 2,000 inhabitants, which lies on the slopes of a hill above the valley of the Dordogne. It takes its name from the Saint Benedictine monk Émilion (Aemilianus). According to legend, he lived here in the 7th century in the forest of Combes in a cave that is now on the grounds of Château Laniote. Saint-Émilion is also a stop on the...

Together with Burgundy, the Bordeaux region is probably one of the best-known French wine-growing regions vying for first place among the qualitatively "best wines". The city of the same name is the capital of the Gironde département with its eponymous estuary 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" in about 20 A.D., he found no viticulture. However, this is not attested by Pliny the Elder (23-79) a few decades later. This means that the Romans established viticulture here around 50 AD....

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

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