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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Cadillac, small sweet and medium-sweet white appellation of barely 130 ha/321 acres in 2013 just north of loupiac in the bordeaux region, once particularly popular with the Dutch, named after the walled town built by the English in the 12th century. Its special combination of chalk and gravel theoretically justifies a distinction which is still too rarely found in the wines. Low selling prices make high-quality production methods such as those practised in sauternes difficult to justify, and few producers are brave enough to try to make botrytized wines.