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1

What is the climate in Burgundy?

Moderate, continental (Northern). Winters can be severe, hot summers.

2

What are some major climatic hazards Burgundy can experience?

Hail and (spring) Frost - particularly in Chablis

3

What makes Burgundy prone to grey rot?

frequent summer rains

4

What are the main grapes of Burgundy?

pinot noir, chardonnay, aligote, gamay noir, sauv blanc

5

What is the protective barrier on the Eastern fringe of Burgundy?

massif central

6

What kind of soil would you expect to find in Chablis?

Kimmeridgian soils

7

What kind of soil would you find Chard grown on? Burgundy

Calcarious clay soils

8

What kind of soils would you expect to find Pinot noir grown on? Burgundy

limy marl

9

What appellation in Burgundy grows Sauv Blanc?

St Brix

10

In Northern Burgundy what trellis system to they use? and How dense are their plantings?

Guyot training, high density planting (one of the highest in world)

11

What is a classic Burgundy Pinot Noir flavour?

cherry, raspberry, strawberry in youth. Involves into vegetal, gamey, savoury as wine matures. Med-high tannin and acid levels.

12

Which direction do the best vineyards face in Northern Burgundy?

East or South East facing slopes

13

In the South of Burgundy what kind of trellis system do they use? How are they pruned?

Free standing vines, gobelet-pruned.

14

What's a vinification challenge in Burgundy?

Fermentation may cease if musts are not warmed

15

What temp does fermentation cease at?

cannot ferment below 5 C

16

What is the winemaking method used for Beaujolais?

Carbonic maceration

17

How much time in barrel for top quality Burgundy Pinot?

16-18 mo

18

What winemaking methods are used in Cotes de Beaunes and Macon?

barrel fermentation and new oak for chards

19

What were Burgundians pioneers for

barrel fermentation, malo, lees contact and extensive oak ageing on chards

20

What are the 4 classifications of Burgundian wines?

Regional, Commune, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru

21

What is the river that flows through Burgundy?

Saone (joins the Rhone river in Lyon)

22

wines labelled regional classification account for how much of the Burgundian wine production?

50%

23

How many Grand crus are there in Cote D'or

33

24

What river flows through Chablis?

River Serein

25

Where are the best vineyards located in the S of Burgundy?

hillsides in the North

26

The Cote d'Or has the protection of what hills ?

morvan hills

27

All of the red Grand crus are produced in the Cote de Nuits, with the exception of....

Corton (In cotes de Beaune)

28

All the white grand crus are in the Cotes de Beaune, with the exception of ....

Musigny Blanc

29

List the major villages with their most famous grand cru sites in Cotes de Nuits

Gevrey-Chambertin (Chambertin, Close de Beze)
Vougeot (Clos de Vougeot)
Vosne-Romanee (Romanee conti, la tache, La Romanee)
Nuit St Georges

30

Cotes de Nuits Village produce only red wine?

False

31

List the major villages and their grand cru sites in Cotes de Beaune

Aloxe-Corton (Corton red, Corton-Charlemagne)* most expensive white
Pommard (red only)
Volnay (red only)
Meursault
Puligny-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet (Le Montrachet AC is shared b/t both)


32

Three villages with the highest reputation for white wine in Burgundy are?

Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet

33

Cotes de Beaune villages red or white?

red

34

What are the only three villages that negotiants cannot blend to make cotes de Beaune villages AC?

Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Beaune

35

Name the key village AC's in Cote Chalonnaise AC?

Rully AC (sparkling), Mercurey AC (highest quality reds), Givry AC (smallest) , Montagny AC (white only)

36

Where is Pouilly Fuisse?

The Macon, Burgundy

37

What AC in the Macon benefits from the most barrel aging?

Pouilly-Fuisse

38

translate: Saint Julia Child Makes Fine Morning Coffee Regularly Before Breakfast

Saint-Amour AC, Julienas AC, Chenas AC, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie AC, Morgon AC, Chiroubles AC, Regnie AC, Brouilly AC, Cotes de Bouilly AC

39

How many villages can call themselves Beaujolais villages?

39

40

What is the soil like in Beaujolais?

granite schist

41

What are the 7 Grand Cru of Chablis?

Les Clos
Vaudesir
Valmur
Les Preuses
Bougros
Blanchot
Grenouilles

42

Which famous AC is found in Yonne Region?

Chablis

43

What grape can be found in the Saone-et-Loire Region?
A) Gamay
B) Chenin
C) Chardonnay and Pinot

C)

44

What is the famous AC in the Maconnais Region?

Pouilly-Fuisse

45

Which one of the following wines is the best quality?
A) Cotes de Nuits Villages
B) Bourgogne Hautes- Cotes de Nuits
C) Cotes de Nuits
D) Nuits-Saint-Georges

D)

46

The best white wines of Cotes de Beaune are typically aged in oak vats for 6-9mos.

False. Oak barrels.

47

Cote Chalonnaise produces wines similar to
A) the white wines of Nuits St-George
B) the white wines of Mersault

B)