Flashcards in Bordeaux Deck (44):
where is the Medoc?
Where is st. Emilion and pomerol?
right bank is primarily which varietal?
left bank is primarily which varietal?
What are 2 of the major white grapes grown in Bordeaux?
Semolina and Sauv Blanc
Which is the highest level of quality in Bordeaux and what are 5 examples according to the classification of 1855?
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau mouton Rothschild
Chateau haut brion
When was chateau mouton Rothschild elevated to premier Cru?
What is the climate in Bordeaux?
What is the quality classification of Sauternes's Chateau d'Yquem?
Premier grand Cru
What are courtiers?
They act as middlemen between chateaux and merchants.
What pairs well with red Bordeaux?
Lamb and duck
What is Malbec called in Bordeaux?
What is Bordeaux referred to by the Brits?
Where are the majority of premier and grand crus located within Bordeaux?
Left bank, haut medoc
How much of the world's wine production is Bordeaux responsible for? How much of the world's premium wine production?
What are good vintages of Bordeaux?
In which AOCs are Bordeaux's premier crus located?
Latour, Lafite Rothschild, and Mouton Rothschild are in Pauillac.
Haut Brion is in Graves/Pessac Leognan.
Margaux is in Margaux.
What are the three area of Bordeaux?
Left bank, right bank, Entre-Deux-Mers.
What kind of soil is on Bordeaux's Left bank?
Gravel, which retains heat and drains well.
Which area of Bordeaux's Left bank grows Sauvignon Blanc?
Name the communes of the haut medoc.
What is the climate near st. Emilion and pomerol?
Where is enter deux mers and what grape is it known for?
Island between Dordogne and Garonne rivers.
Sauv Blanc dry wines
What grapes are used to make Sauternes?
late harvest botrytised Semillon, muscadelle and Sauv Blanc
Name four sweet wines of Bordeaux aside from Sauternes.
Saints Croix du mont
What soil is on the right bank of Bordeaux?
Clay, iron, limestone, etc.
Where is Fronsac and what wines are produced there?
Southern Right bank of Bordeaux
Where are the cotes de bourg and cote de blaye and what wines arts produced there?
Right bank Bordeaux
Red and whites
Graphite or pencil shavings usually indicates which AOC and varietal-based wines thereof?
Saint Julian cab Sauv based wines
Which AOC of Bordeaux is considered the powerhouse?
Which areas of Bordeaux's left bank are red-only?
Name three deuxieme crus of saint Julian.
Leoville Les Cases
which area in northern graves was granted its own AOC in 1987?
Which grapes lead in blends from Pessac Leognan and Graves in general?
Where are Chateaux Palmer and Giscours?
Where are chateaux Cheval Blanc and Ausone located?
Name four chateaux within pomerol AOC.
chateau la fleur Petrus
Chateau la conseillante
Chateau le pin
What are the percentages of which varietals in pomerol wines?
75% merlot and 25% cab franc
What are three of the quality tiers outlined by the Saint Emilion classifications system?
What are two examples of the top tier?
Premier grand Cru classe A
Premier grand Cru classe B
chateau Ausone and chateau Cheval Blanc
What is the Cru classe system? Name an example of an included chateau.
Quality classification system in Graves.
What is the Cru bourgeois system?
Quality classification system of medoc estates left out of the classification of 1855
Which varietals are key in St. Emilion?
Cab franc and merlot
What was the name of the event during which Napoleon outlined the classification of 1855?
Paris universal expedition