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The finest wines of Bordeaux : a regional guide to the best Châteaux and their wines

Author: James Lawther; Hugh Johnson; Jon Wyand
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bordeaux has long symbolized the peak of prestige for French wine. Yet, despite its outstanding reputation, the region has remained relatively closed to consumers. This book identifies 90 producers from both the Left and Right banks with the finest wines, and takes us inside their chateaux. It also contains chapters on history and winemaking.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lawther; Hugh Johnson; Jon Wyand
ISBN: 9780520266575 0520266579
OCLC Number: 606760508
Notes: "Fine wine editions"--Cover.
Description: 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction (1. History, culture, and the market : blue blood, new blood, and money --
2. Climate, soil, and grape varieties : Bordelais DNA --
3. Viticulture : returning to roots --
4. Winemaking : translating terroir --
5. Classification, regulation, and trade : paris 1855 to Parker 100) --
The finest producers and their wines (5. The Médoc --
7. Pessac, Graves, and Entre-Deux-Mers --
8. St-Emilion --
9. Pomerol --
10. Rest of the Right Bank --
11. Sauternes and Barsac) --
Appreciating the wines (12. Classifications : Médoc, Sauternes, Graves, St-Emilion, Liv-ex --
13. Vintages : year by year 2009-1982 --
14. Top-ten tables : the finest 100).
Responsibility: James Lawther ; forword by Hugh Johnson ; photography by Jon Wyand.
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"Follows a brief overview of the regions' history, climate, soil, viticulture, and wine making with geographically divided snapshots of info for each chateau." STARRED REVIEW--Library Journal " Takes Read more...

 
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