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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?

60

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


Sauternes

Second note of appellations?

Canon-Fronsac-red


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?

Sauternes


Barsac

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