• Short Summary

    A FAVOURABLE SUMMER AND FIRM FRUIT GIVES PROMISE TO THIS YEAR'S VINTAGE FROM THE ST.?

  • Description

    A FAVOURABLE SUMMER AND FIRM FRUIT GIVES PROMISE TO THIS YEAR'S VINTAGE FROM THE ST. EMILION DISTRICT OF FRANCE BEING OF HIGH QUALITY.

    THROUGH THE VINEYARDS OF THE DISTRICT THE GRAPE HARVEST IS PROCEEDING, AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF GRAPES HAVE BEEN COLLECTED. ST. EMILION PROVIDES ONE OF THE SEVEN GREAT RED WINES OF THE BORDEAUX REGION, AND THE VINTAGES OF ST. EMILION ARE BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST RED WINES IN FRANCE.

    CONNOISSEURS DESCRIBE THE DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES OF ST. EMILION AS ITS WELL-BODIED CHARACTER, ITS FRUITY BOUQUET, AND, IN THE CASE OF SOME CHATEAUX BOTTLED WINES, THE PRONOUNCED TASTE OF SOIL, A QUALITY HIGHLY APPRECIATED BY EPICURES.

    THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF THE BORDEAUX VINEYARDS AMOUNTS TO THREE MILLION HECTOLITRES (8-MILLION BUSHELS) OF WHICH HALF ARE FOR RED WINES, AND HALF FOR THE EQUALLY FAMOUS WHITE WINES OF THE REGION.

    THE WINES ARE ALL SUBJECT TO THE FRENCH LAW OF 'APPELLATION CONTROLEE' - I.E. WINES COMING FROM THE VARIOUS APPELLATION DISTRICTS MUST NAME THE DISTRICT. AND IN ST. EMILION THERE ARE SEVEN APPELLATIONS - ST. EMILION, ST. GEORGES-ST. EMILION, MONTAGNE-ST. EMILION, BARSAC-ST. EMILION, LUSSAC-ST. EMILION, PUISSEGUIN-ST. EMILION AND SABLES-ST. EMILION.

    THE CHARTER OF THE ST. EMILION DISTRICT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PRESENTED IN JULY 1199, BY KING JOHN OF ENGLAND, AND THE PRIVILEGES AND VINEYARDS WERE DEFENDED BY LATER KINGS, INCLUDING RICHARD COEUR DE LION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6F4ESPV69YWSBUS1PC97R41S3
    Media URN:
    VLVA6F4ESPV69YWSBUS1PC97R41S3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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