Flashcards in Beaujolais Deck (25):
When was Beaujolais Nouveau first authorized?
When is Beaujolais Nouveau released?
The third Thursday in November.
Beaujolais Crus North to South
Cote de Brouilly
What % of Beaujolais is planted to gamay?
How many communes qualify for Beaujolais-Villages?
What was the last harvest that aligote was authorized for the whites of Beaujolais?
The Crus of Beaujolais are authorized for what style?
What are the mountains of Beaujolais, and how high are they?
Literally, les monts du Beaujolais (mountains and AOC are named for the commune of Beaujeu). 1,000M
What are the departments of Beaujolais?
Saône et Loire, Rhône
What is Inter-Beaujolais?
The regional trade organization of Beaujolais; it is administered separately from the BIVB.
Where is La Madone?
Where is Les Capitans?
Which cru of Beaujolais is entirely sited within the Saône et Loire department?
What is the cooperative of Juliénas?
La Cave des Producteurs de Juliénas
What is the smallest cru of Beaujolais?
Producers of Chénas are allowed to label as what neighboring cru? What is the stipulation?
Moulin-a-Vent They must be in the commune of Chénas itself, not La Chappelle-de-Guinchay
What are the communes of Moulin-à-Vent?
What is the geologic makeup of Moulin-à-vent?
Soft pink granite (gore) with significant manganese
What does manganese do to the soils of Moulin-à-Vent?
In higher concentrations, it is toxic to vines - stunts growth and naturally limits yields.
What is Château des Jacques?
Jadot’s Beaujolais property, located in Moulin-à-Vent.
What is the largest cooperative in Beaujolais?
La Cave des Producteurs des Grands Vins de Fleurie
What is the highest elevation cru in Beaujolais?
Chiroubles (250-450M) Consequently, also the coolest, generally producing the lightest wines.
What is roche pourrie?
“Rotten rock” - iron-rich schist and basalt with manganese; backbone of the Côte du Py
What is the soil makeup of Morgon outside the Côte du Py?
Granite, clay, and alluvials