From an ancient dialect, the name Medoc
translates as 'middle earth' and probably contains the most classified strip of vineyards anywhere on the planet.
, which is half and half Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is full bodied even if it is young.
Long familiar with marshy lowlands, the Dutch businessmen brought in engineers from their homeland who were able to drain the marshes of the Medoc
Francoise Carre reported on 67 healthy non-elite older women who entered the 2008 Marathon of the Medoc
in the Bordeaux region of France.
The Great Medoc
Challenge, to be launched by the Conseil des Vins du Medoc
(CVM), will take place this October through point of sale material and a prize draw package worth more than 15,000 [pounds sterling].
As we proceeded up the Medoc
, we discovered more wonderful wines.
On entry into the deal, the use in Canada of "Bordeaux, Chianti, Claret, Madeira, Malaga, Marsala, Medoc
, and Mosel" will be banned for all but European products; Grappa and Ouzo follow in two years; Burgundy, Rhine, Sauternes by 2009 and Chablis, Champagne, Port and Sherry by 2014.
Its impeccable reputation is built mostly on red wines, especially those from the Medoc
team traveled up and down the Medoc
and to the Right Bank and back, it was clear to us that 2000 was indeed a superb year.
Varietal/type/vintage: '96 Haut Medoc
In Bordeaux itself it's the small "boutique" wineries on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, which are either biased to or wholly made from Merlot which are fetching the biggest auction prices rather than the great Chateaux of the Medoc
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