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where is the Medoc?

left bank

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Where is st. Emilion and pomerol?

Right bank

2

right bank is primarily which varietal?

Merlot

3

left bank is primarily which varietal?

Cab Sauv

4

What are 2 of the major white grapes grown in Bordeaux?

Semolina and Sauv Blanc

5

Which is the highest level of quality in Bordeaux and what are 5 examples according to the classification of 1855?

Premier Cru

chateau Margaux
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau mouton Rothschild
Chateau Latour
Chateau haut brion

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When was chateau mouton Rothschild elevated to premier Cru?

1973

7

What is the climate in Bordeaux?

Temperate maritime

8

What is the quality classification of Sauternes's Chateau d'Yquem?

Premier grand Cru

9

What are courtiers?

They act as middlemen between chateaux and merchants.

10

What pairs well with red Bordeaux?

Lamb and duck

11

What is Malbec called in Bordeaux?

Cot

12

What is Bordeaux referred to by the Brits?

Claret

13

Where are the majority of premier and grand crus located within Bordeaux?

Left bank, haut medoc

14

How much of the world's wine production is Bordeaux responsible for? How much of the world's premium wine production?

20%
50%

15

What are good vintages of Bordeaux?

2000-2006
2009
2010

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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.

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What are the three area of Bordeaux?

Left bank, right bank, Entre-Deux-Mers.

18

What kind of soil is on Bordeaux's Left bank?

Gravel, which retains heat and drains well.

19

Which area of Bordeaux's Left bank grows Sauvignon Blanc?

Graves

20

Name the communes of the haut medoc.

saint Estephe
Pauillac
Saint Julian
Listrac
moulis
Margaux

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What is the climate near st. Emilion and pomerol?

Continental

22

Where is enter deux mers and what grape is it known for?

Island between Dordogne and Garonne rivers.
Sauv Blanc dry wines

23

What grapes are used to make Sauternes?

late harvest botrytised Semillon, muscadelle and Sauv Blanc

24

Name four sweet wines of Bordeaux aside from Sauternes.

Barsac
Cadillac
Loupiac
Saints Croix du mont

25

What soil is on the right bank of Bordeaux?

Clay, iron, limestone, etc.

26

Where is Fronsac and what wines are produced there?

Southern Right bank of Bordeaux
Reds

27

Where are the cotes de bourg and cote de blaye and what wines arts produced there?

Right bank Bordeaux
Red and whites

28

Graphite or pencil shavings usually indicates which AOC and varietal-based wines thereof?

Saint Julian cab Sauv based wines

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Which AOC of Bordeaux is considered the powerhouse?

Pauillac

30

Which areas of Bordeaux's left bank are red-only?

medoc
Haut medoc

31

Name three deuxieme crus of saint Julian.

Leoville Les Cases
Leoville poyferre
Leoville Barton

32

which area in northern graves was granted its own AOC in 1987?

Pessac Leognan

33

Which grapes lead in blends from Pessac Leognan and Graves in general?

Cab Sauv
Sauv Blanc

34

Where are Chateaux Palmer and Giscours?

Margaux AOC

35

Where are chateaux Cheval Blanc and Ausone located?

St. Emilion

36

Name four chateaux within pomerol AOC.

chateau Petrus
chateau la fleur Petrus
Chateau la conseillante
Chateau le pin

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What are the percentages of which varietals in pomerol wines?

75% merlot and 25% cab franc

38

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
grand Cru


chateau Ausone and chateau Cheval Blanc

39

What is the Cru classe system? Name an example of an included chateau.

Quality classification system in Graves.
haut brion.

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What is the Cru bourgeois system?

Quality classification system of medoc estates left out of the classification of 1855

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Which varietals are key in St. Emilion?

Cab franc and merlot

42

What was the name of the event during which Napoleon outlined the classification of 1855?

Paris universal expedition

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what indicators points to Bordeaux whites?

Body odor