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How big is Bordeaux?

290,350 acres (117,500h)

4x times bigger than Burgundy, 6x times bigger than Napa Valley

How many appellations have Bordeaux?


Which rivers go through this region?

Gironde(Estuary) Dordogne, Garonne

Name the soil types and importance of them in Bordeaux?

Mostly clay - where Merlot feels the best but it needs really well drainage

Gravel, Stone( Left Bank/right bank) Limestone (mostly St.Emilion)

Name the red grapes grown in region?

Merlot, Cab.Sav, Cab.Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec.

Tell the history about Cabernet Franc?

Brought from Basque Country in spain this grape is father for Merlot, Can.Sav, Carmenère ( grapes has different mother thou)

Name white grapes grown in region ?

Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc, Muscadelle, Ugni blanc, Colombians, Merlot Blanc, Sauvignon Gris

Most important appellations in region?

Barsac - white(dry,sweet)

Graves - white,red

Margaux - red

Pauillac - red

Peasac - Leognan - white,red

Pomerol - red

St-Emilion - red

St-Estephe - red

St-Julien - red


Second note of appellations?


Cotes de Bordeaux-red

Cotes de Bourg - red

Cotes de Castillon - red

Cotes de Francs - red

Entre-Deux-Mers - white

Fronsac - red

Listrac - red

Moulis - red

Premieres Cotes de Blaye - red

Name 3 important words in Bordeaux?

Chateau - building attached to wineyard

Cuverie - the building where wine is made

Chai - cellar where wine is stored and aged

Name all the growths of the Margaux and the specifics of the wine

Most southern commune of Medoc, some people describe it as “Metal fist in velvet glove”

Nose: complex bouquet of fruity aromas, raspberry,cherry,red currant, floral, spicy,roasted aromas

Palate: Powerfull

1st growth :

Chateau Margaux

2st growth :

Chateau Brane-Cantenac,

Chateau Durfort-Vivens,

Chateau Rauzan-Gassies,

Chateau Rauzan-Segla

3st growth :

Chateau Boyd-Cantenac,

Chateau Desmirail,

Chateau Malescot St-Exupery,

Chateau Marquis D’Alesme,

Chateau D’Issan,

Chateau Ferriere,

Chateau Giscours,

Chateau Kirwan,

Chateau Palmer

4th grow:

Chateau Marquis-De-Terme

Chateau Pouget

Chateau Prieuré-Lichine

5th grow:

Chateau Dauzac

Chateau du Tertre

The common style of Pauillac and the growths?

Nose:Delicate bouquet with black cherry, liquorice, creme de cassis, sour cherry, rose, iris, cedar,smoke.

Palate: robust, rich, dense, deep with tannic structure

1st growth:

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Chateau Latour

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

2st growth:

Chateau Pichon-Longueville

Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande

3st growth:


4th growth:

Chateau Duhart-Milon

5th grow:

Chateau Batailley

Chateau Croizet-Bages

Chateau Haut-Bages-Liberal

Chateau d’Armailhac

Chateau Grand-puy-Lacoste

Chateau Grand-puy-Ducasse

Chateau Lynch-Bages

Chateau Lynch-Moussas

Chateau Pedesclaux

Chateau Pontet-Canet

The common style of St.Estèphe and the growth’s?

Nose: Refined and elegant, with notes of black currant, violet, mocha, vanilla, spices and liquorice

Palate:Rich, fruity, well structured, notes of currant and spice

2st growth:

Chateau Cos D’Estournel

Chateau Montrose

3st growth:

Chateau Calon-Segur

4th grow:

Chateau Latin-Rochet

5th grow:

Chateau cos Labory

Which grape blend is used in making of white Bordeaux?

Semillon and Sav.blanc

Which place comes the top white of region?

Pesac- Leognan

Name the notes of white wine style in Bordeaux?

Mineral, satiny mouth feeling, rich by age.

Name best chateau’s of white wines?

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion

Chateau Haut Brion

Domaine de Chevalier

How many communes have Sweet wine in Bordeaux and which ones are most famous one?



Name between which two rivers sits the best vineyards of sweet wine?

The place where Gironne river meets Ciron River is perfect conditions for bytritis cineria to grow with mist from two rivers and forest which helps to maintain the moisture in the air.

How long takes ageing in cask for sweet wines?

At least 2 years

How long takes ageing in cask for sweet wines?

At least 2 years

Name the best producers of sweet wine?

Chateau d’Yquem

Chateau Suidiraut

Chateau Rieussec

Chateau Climens

Name the church in St.Emilion and what’s so special about it.

12th centuary made “Èglise Monolithe” carves from limestone inside in cave by Benedictine monks.

Which grape is dominant in St.Emilion?

Merlot and Cab.Franc

Which grape is dominant in St.Emilion?

Merlot and Cab.Franc

Name the style of Pomerol wines ?

Velvet like texture, plum, cocoa, violet and richness. The intensity and elegance and relative softness makes easy to drink Pomerol young.

Which grape is dominant in St.Emilion?

Merlot and Cab.Franc

Name the style of Pomerol wines ?

Velvet like texture, plum, cocoa, violet and richness. The intensity and elegance and relative softness makes easy to drink Pomerol young.

Who’s the Jean-Pierre Moueixs?

Gentlemen who bought half of Pomerol vineyards in 69’s and built the Petrus which ones as well “Dominus” at Napa Valley

Name the wines of First Growths (Premiers Cru)?

Chateau Haut-Brion ( Pessac-Léognon in Graves)

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (Pauillac)

Chateau Latour ( Pauillac)

Chateau Margaux ( Margaux)

Chateau Mouton-Rothschild ( Paulliac)

Name the common style of St-Julien and the growths?

Nose:Intense and complex aromas of blueberry,black currant, blackberry,plum, tobacco and liquorice

Palate: powerful, opulent, with fine velvety tannins

2st growth:

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

Chateau Gruaud-Larose

Chateau Leoville-Barton

Chateau Leoville-Las Cases

Chateau Leoville-Poyfere

3st growth:

Chateau Lagrange

Chateau Langoa-Barton

4th growth:

Chateau Beychevele

Chateau Brainare-Ducru

Chateau St-Pierre

Chateau Talbot

Name the style and growths of Haut-Medoc?

Aromas: Complex, elegant, woody, notes of blackberry, red currants, liquorice, some spices and mint

Nose: vivacious, lively, generous, powerful

1st growth:

Chateau Haut-Brion

3st growth:

Chateau La Lagune

4st growth:

Chateau La Tour-Carnet

5th growth:

Chateau Cantemerle

Chateau Belgrave

Chateau de Camensac