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The main form of branding for premium quality Bordeaux wines is the
chateau
Does a chateau name necessarily refer to a grand building?
No.
The main wine of a Chateau is often referred to as
"Grand Vin"
What are the main appellations of the Medoc?
Medoc AC, Haut Medoc AC, Pauillac AC , and Margaux AC.
This is a rank of chateau in the Medoc, of good quality, but generally not as good as Grand Cru Classe.
Cru Bourgeois
This refers to one of the chateaux judged to be of the finest quality in 1855. This is still relevant as an indicator of quality
Grand Cru Classe
An English term for red Bordeaux wines
Claret
How is Bordeaux Superieur AC different than plain old Bordeaux AC?
Superieur requires a higher alcohol level than basic Bordeaux AC
Pessac-Leognan AC is a superior part of _____.
Graves.
In Burgundy and elsewhere, a _______ is a producer that makes wine exclusively from grapes grown in their own vineyards.
domaine
Name four red Burgundy appellations.
Gevrey-Chambertin AC
Nuits Saint-Georges AC
Beaune AC
Pommard AC
Name two appellations on the Cote d'Or.
Puligny-Montrachet AC
Meursault AC
Light and Medium-bodied red wines are produced here from the Gamay grape.
Beaujolais
Name four Beaujolais Crus.
Fleurie AC, Brouilly AC, Moulin-a-vent AC and Morgon AC.
Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Muscat are made here
Alsace AC
Wines made from this grape typically show floral perfume (rose, orange blossom), tropical and stone fruit (lychee, peach, grape), and musky sweet spices (ginger, cinnamon).
Gewurztraminer
The main two appellations in the Central Vineyards of the Loire are
Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume AC
Most wines from this grape are medium bodied, with medium sweetness, high acidity, unoaked, with citrus, green and tropical fruit notes (lemon apple, pineapple) and some green leaf vegetal aromas.
Chenin Blanc
The premium appellation for Chenin Blanc is
Vouvray AC
Medim bodied, dry unoaked white wines with light, almost neutral fruit and medium or high acidity are made from _________ in the Nantais.
Muscadet.
Superior Muscadet is made in this large subregion
Muscadet-Sevre et Maine.
Term used to describe wine bottled from a vessel containing the dead yeast left over from fermentation.
Sur lie
Name three main Northern Rhone appellations
Crozes-Hermitage AC
Hermitage AC
Cote-Rotie AC
Name three main Southern Rhone Appellations
Chateauneuf-du-Pape AC
Cotes du Rhone AC
Cotes Du Rhone Villages AC (superior)
Name three main Touraine and Anjou-Saumur appellations for white wine
Vouvray AC
Touraine AC
Coteaux du Layon AC (sweet Chenin Blanc
Name two main appellations for red wine in Touraine and Anjou-Saumur
Chinon AC
Bourgueil AC
This grape is used for medium & light bodied red wines with high acidity, light to medium tannins, red fruit and vegetal flavors (redcurrant, raspberry, cedar, green pepper).
Cabernet Franc.
This region produces the majority of France's Vin de Pays wines, usually with grenache to give full-body, red fruit and spice flavors.
Languedoc-Rousillon
Name five Appellations in Languedoc-Rousillon
Languedoc AC
Minervois AC
Corbieres AC
Fitou AC
Cotes du Rousillon AC