segunda-feira, dezembro 09, 2013

A jacobina zurrapa de Bordéus 

For most of its history, the Haut-Médoc was a vast region of salt marshes used for animal grazing rather than viticulture. In the 17th century, Dutch merchants began an ambitious drainage project to convert the marshland into a usable vineyard area. Their objective was to provide the British market a wine alternative to the Graves and Portuguese wines that were dominating the market.
 -- Robinson, Jancis, ed. (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine (3rd ed.).

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