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Veritas Claret, Monticello, USA

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Average Price $22 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Monticello is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the center of Virginia's hilly Piedmont region. The state's oldest AVA (formalized in February 1984), Monticello is named after the estate of the third US President, Thomas Jefferson; it was one of America's earliest vinifera vineyards and the place where he cultivated his extensive French wine collection. Today, the vineyards of the Monticello AVA are planted to vinifera varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, ...more

  • Virginia is an east-coast state of the USA, located immediately south of Maryland and north of the Carolinas. The state covers 42,750 square miles (110, 750 square km) of mountains, valleys, and the complex Atlantic coastline which forms its eastern boundary.

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