Name some Bordeaux lookalikes in the Southwest
Bergerac (Sec, Côtes de, Côtes de Moelleux),
Buzet (Côtes de)
Côtes de Duras
Côtes du Marmandais
Montravel (Côtes de, Haut)
Monbazillac Montravel (Côtes de, Haut)
What are the Grand Cru villages of Vallee de la Marne?
AŸ and Tours
What is the minimum abv for Cote-Rotie, St. Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage?
Mazoyeres-Chambertin is a Premier Cru or Grand Cru? In what AOC?
Grand Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin
Les Petits Epenots is a Premier Cru or Grand Cru? In what AOC?
Premier Cru, Pommard
Name 5 great Champagne vintages
1982, 1985, 1988, 1995, 1996
Name 10 great Bordeaux vintages
1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2005
What is the Tête de Cuvée or Prestige Cuvée of Perrier-Jouet?
La Belle Epoque
What are the primary white grapes of Bandol?
Bourbolenc, Ugni and Clairette
Name 4 VDN of the Languedoc-Roussillon.
Banyuls Grand Cru,
Muscat de Frontignan,
Muscat de St. Jean de Minervois,
Muscat de Lunel,
Muscat de Miravel
Mise en bouteille au chateau (Bordeaux)
The wine was bottled at the chateau named on the bottle
Mise en bouteille au domaine (Burgundy)
The wine was bottled on the estate or domaine
Mise en bouteille dans nos caves
The wine was bottled in the cellars, usually those of the negocient who will be named
Mise en bouteille par XYZ
Wine was bottled by the company or person XYZ
What is limousin?
The type of oak in which Bordeaux barriques are made out of
The Côte-des-Blancs is a wine producing district found in?
What is Gentil and where can it be found?
Gentil is found in Alsace -blend of 2 or more grape varieties BUT must contain a minimum of 50% Riesling, Gewurz, Pinot Gris, or Muscat
What is the only AOC that allows Chardonnay in Alsace?
What is the principal grape of Rose’ de Riceys?
Name the three sub-regions of Armagnac
Bas-Armagnac, Haut-Armagnac, Tenareze
Who fixes the price of Champagne grapes every year?
The CIVC or Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne
How long must a non-vintage champagne be aged (min) before release?
What is the main grape in Gigondas, and what is the max % allowed
French word meaning both ullage and topping up.
What is Maury?
Appellation in Roussillon making fortified wine from min 75% Grenache
French term for punching down the cap of grape skins and other solids.
French term for racking, or moving clear wine off its sediment and into a clean container. It can also be used for the wine serving process of decanting.
Describe the characteristics of Bourgueil.
A red wine made of Cabernet Franc with up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fragrant, Medium to light body, Light tannin
What is the widely planted grape in Champagne?
What style of wines are produced in Reuilly?
Whites - Sauvignon Blanc
Red and Rose - Pinot Noir