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Michel Dovaz

Fine Wines: The Best Vintages Since 1900

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The great wines captivate like lovers with their harmony and complexity and especially their rarity. But what are the greatest amont them? In this compact volume, international wine expert Michel Dovas identifies the finest wines of our times and recounts how they came about. Dovas provides an informative overview of viticulture for each region, addressing the myriad factors that affect the quality of wines from year to year: land, climate, soil, grapes, varieties, harvest time and conditions, fermentation, and aging. Each entry features a detailed description of the wine itself, as well as an enlightening discussion of the vineyards history and the specific conditions that led to superior vintages. They are paired with practical pricing information as well as photographic spreads that will provide enthusiasts and collectors with a fuller understanding of these favored wines within the historical and social context of their times. Hardcover. 431 pages.

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