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 Bordeaux wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Red Bordeaux is generally made from a blend of grapes and may be made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.
The area's five 'premier cru' (first growth) red wines (four from Médoc and one, Chateau Haut-Brion, from Graves), established by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, are among the most sought after and expensive wines in the world.
Influential wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr.and others say that his success as an advocate for wine consumers was necesary and inevitable because of the problems caused by the classification systems.
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 INTRODUCTION TO BORDEAUX III : The Bordeaux wine classification of 1855 eternally set out what sacred ground would ...
Bordeaux wines, in the minds of the wine trade and the wine consumer, are occasionally perceived by some as only as good as their official placement in one of the many classifications of wine quality.
As for the other chateaux, many have produced excellent wine for years, but because they were not considered of classified-growth quality in 1855, 1959, or 1995 (the dates at which the major classifications of wine quality occurred), they have received significantly less monty for their wines and significantly less attention, particularly from writers.
It is the classification of the so-called Crus Bourgeois of the Medoc.
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 Wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The colour of wine is determined by presence or absence of the grape skin fermentation since most wine grapes have clear Grapes with colored juice are known as Red wine is made from red (or grapes but its red colour is bestowed the skin being left in during fermentation.
Country wines or fruit wines are made from that can be fermented from flowers like dandelion (with added sugar) to berries apples stone fruits vegetables and even root like potatoes.
Wine not made from grapes is qualified by the name of its major for example apple wine palm wine or elderberry wine.
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 Chateau Leoville Barton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bordeaux II is located in the city centre, while the other three were relocated in the 1960s to Domaine Universitaire, a vast campus located in the communes of Talence, Pessac and Gradignan.
Bordeaux is served by an international airport, Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac[http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/], situated a couple of kilometers from downtown in the suburban city of Mérignac and counting among the ten busiest airports in the country.
Rosé wines are a compromise between reds and whites: the skin of red grapes is left in for a short time during fermentation, or a small amount of red wine is blended with a white wine.
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 ipedia.com: Wine Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Wine is usually made from one of several varieties of the European grape species Vitis vinifera.
Wine grapes almost exclusively grow between the 30th and the 50th degree of latitude, on both the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
The colour of wine is determined by the presence or absence of the grape skin during fermentation, since most wine grapes have clear juice.
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 Bordeaux.com - Bordeaux Wine Classifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, the World's Fair of the day, Napoléon III requested a classification system for Bordeaux wines — France's best — which were to be on display.
It was established by brokers in the wine industry who ranked the wines according to a château's reputation and trading price, which at that time was directly related to quality.
This classification does not further rank estates within the classification; all are entitled to the name, "cru classé" or classified growth.
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 Exposition Universelle (1855) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Exposition, Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world.
Brokers from the wine industry ranked the wines according to a château's reputation and trading price, which at that time was directly related to quality.
The result was the important Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
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 Bordeaux
Bordeaux (Bordèu in Gascon) is a port city in the south-west of France, and is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the Gironde département and the Aquitaine région.
Bordeaux is also the name of the wine produced in the region surrounding the city.
The Bordeaux wine region is divided into subregions including Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Médoc, and Graves.
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 Bambooweb: Wine
Vintage wines are generally made from grapes of a single year's harvest of a single variety, and so are dated.
Whilst a vintage wine is generally made in a single batch and thus each bottle from a particular vintage will taste the same, climactic factors tend to change the character of vintage wines grown from the same vines somewhat from year to year.
Wine marketers have responded to the demand for healthy wines by producing wines (both red and white) with elevated levels of resveratrol.
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 Vino! Wine Countries: Explore / The Official Classification of 1855: France's Best
For the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, the World's Fair of the day, Napoléon III requested a classification system for Bordeaux wines - France's best - which were to be on display.
Today, many people critique the 1855 classification for numerous reasons: some because the great châteaux of Pomerol and Saint-Èmilion, among others, are not included; others because châteaux ownership and vineyard holdings are always changing.
The red and white wines of the Graves region were first classified in 1953, but the classification only became official with the 1959 ranking.
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 Exposition Universelle (1855): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was a major event in France (France: A republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe), which was newly under the control of Emperor Napoleon III (Napoleon III: Nephew of Napoleon I and emperor of the French from 1852 to 1871 (1808-1873)).
For the Exposition, Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux (Bordeaux: Any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them) wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world.
The result was the important Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 (Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855: for the 1855 exposition universelle de paris, emperor napoleon iii of francenapoleon iii requested...
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 Winegeeks.com: 1855 Bordeaux Classification
Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best wines, which were to be put on display at the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris.
Wine brokers ranked the top Médoc producers according to the château's reputation and the average price each producer’s wine fetched at the time.
Village Wine: A wine made entirely from grapes grown on the land surrounding a village and named after the village.
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 Vinum Investments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bordeaux is the largest fine wine producing region in the world.
White wine was also ranked from “first great growth” to “second growth”, but only the sweet whites from Sauternes and Barsac were included in the classification.
Pomerol is the only fine wine district of Bordeaux never to have been classified, although some of the most prestigious and expensive wine from the region is produced here.
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 biology - Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855
For the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world.
The white wines, then of much less importance than red wine, were limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac and were ranked only from first great growth to second growth.
Within each category, the various vineyards are ranked in order of quality and only once since the 1855 classification has there been a change, when in 1973, Château Mouton Rothschild was elevated from a second growth to a first growth vineyard.
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 Bordeaux Classifications - Into Wine
Pomerol, one of Bordeaux's greatest assets, was not included in the 1855 Classification, and remains unclassified to this day.
The Gironde Chamber of Commerce requested that a classification system be devised to accompany their display of the fine wines of Bordeaux.
The classification was based on soil, a tasting of the wine, and the reputation of the vineyard.
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 cars - Graves
The region stretches 50 kilometers south east from the suburbs of Bordeaux itself long the left bank of the Garonne river, and despite being principally a producer of red wine, it is the only of Bordeaux's regions to be known for both its red and white wines.
The area's red wines are generally considered to be more robust than those of Médoc, and are made using a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
After the Second World War the omission of the great wines of Graves from the official classification was having a noticeable effect on the price and desirability of wines from the region, and so in 1953 the region announced its own classification of red wines, with white wines being added in 1959.
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 1855 Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
1852 1853 1854 - 1855 - 1856 1857 1858
1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar).
May 15 - The Great Gold Robbery of 1855 in England
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 Bordeaux wine recommended resources sales, bordeaux wine reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Handmade of mouth-blown full lead crystal, this wine glass is from Riedel's top-of-the-line Sommeliers collection and is for those who take their wine seriously.
A lively and friendly international group of wine enthusiasts who like to discuss the wines of Bordeaux and other regions and to share tasting notes.
Perhaps finding recommendations from groups where people are discussing bordeaux wine might be of use.
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 Bordeaux (on RecreationFizz.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Describes the chateau, the vineyards, the winemaking, and the wines.
Article advocating reclassification of Bordeaux wines using scores given by Robert Parker.
Produces white, rose, and red wines from the Cadillac, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, and Bordeaux appellations.
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 Mouton Rothschild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Their wine is fermented in oak vats (they are one of the last chateaux in the Médoc to use them) and then matured in new oak casks.
Mouton is known for the exotic, unusual character of their wines.
It is also frequently confused with the widely distributed generic Bordeaux Mouton Cadet, even though the two differ in price by approximately an order of magnitude, and share little besides being Bordeaux produced by the same family.
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 Médoc - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Médoc is one of the most famous of the French wine-growing regions, consisting of the region in the département of Gironde, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary, north of Bordeaux.
With the exception of Château Haut-Brion from Graves, all of the red wines in the famous 1855 Classification are from the Médoc.
Almost all of the region's wine consists mainly of the cabernet sauvignon grape, with merlot forming the majority of the remainder.
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 DIRECTORY - FOOD BORDEAUX - RECREATION AND FOOD BORDEAUX
Describes the château, the vineyards, the winemaking, and the wines.
Contains descriptions of the wines and vineyard, along with published reviews.
»Vignobles Pion - Produces white, rose, and red wines from the Cadillac, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, and Bordeaux appellations.
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 first growths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In addition to the 12 Premiers Crus, it assigned a further 14 wines the label Second Cru (sic).
Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855: Information From...
Because what singles out a tasting of the five Bordeaux first-growths is the inevitable reference to benchmark wines from the great vintages of the past:...
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 Italian Wine Index - BuonaCottura.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 Vivi's Wine Journal: Interview with Jean-Philippe Delmas
Philippe Blasco of French Wine Guide published an extensive and interesting interview with Jean-Philippe Delmas who is in charge of Chateaux Haut-Brion in Bordeaux.
According to the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, only five red wines were assigned the status of Premier Cru, four from Médoc and one from Graves.
With the exception of Château Haut-Brion from Graves, the 1855 Classification overlooked the regions of Graves, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol entirely, despite the fact that several were and remain to be ranked among the finest red wines in the world.
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 Cellar Tasting Forums - CA/WA First Growths
No one is arguing that Harlan is not quality wine, but maybe one of the criteria should be availabilty.
I second the vote for Quilceda Creek Cab as a WA premiere cru...the wine speaks for itself...awesome.
To extend the First Growth classification to include a chateau a bit south from WA...I vote for Beaux Freres Pinot...consistantly good, even in a few of the crummy OR vintages, available in better wine shops, and priced less than $ 100.
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 Nightingale Cottage with pool self catering in South West France - Holiday Homes France
Bordeaux, famous 18th century city surrounded by ancient and prestigious vineyards.
The city of Bordeaux is built on an arc of the river Garonne, and is divided into two parts: the right bank to the East and left bank in the West.
The Neoclassical Grand Theatre is one of the finest buildings of its type in France.
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 Sold—out wine tasting occupies the Meridian roof
Four of the wines were named First Growth by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The first four wines named in 1855 were Chateau Lafite—Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateaux Margaux, and Chateau Haut—Brion.
As explained in Answers.com: “For the 1855 Exposition de Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France’s best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world.
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