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Casale del Giglio Madreselva Rosso Lazio IGT, Italy

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Average Price $36 (USD)
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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
  • Lazio IGT is the region-wide IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title used for the Lazio region of western central Italy. It is in fact one of six IGTs used in Lazio, but is the by far the most widely used – largely because it covers the entire region.

    Wines produced under the Lazio IGT title may be red, white or rosé in color, and still, sparkling, sweet or dry in style. The sweet wines are even sub-categorized down into passito (from dried grapes) and vendemmia tardiva (from late-harvest grapes). Merlot-based red is the predominant style produced under this title, but there are few strong patter ...more

  • Lazio is a region in central Italy, and home to the ancient capital city of Rome. Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's vine heritage is ancient. Its first inhabitants were the Etruscans, though it was the Latins who gave the area its original name Latium. The Romans brought the region into another era by improving trade and agriculture, although after the collapse of the Roman Empire the land was neglected. Only in the 1870s, when Rome became the capital of Italy,...more

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