Flashcards in Burgundy Deck (47):
What is the climate in Burgundy?
Moderate, continental (Northern). Winters can be severe, hot summers.
What are some major climatic hazards Burgundy can experience?
Hail and (spring) Frost - particularly in Chablis
What makes Burgundy prone to grey rot?
frequent summer rains
What are the main grapes of Burgundy?
pinot noir, chardonnay, aligote, gamay noir, sauv blanc
What is the protective barrier on the Eastern fringe of Burgundy?
What kind of soil would you expect to find in Chablis?
What kind of soil would you find Chard grown on? Burgundy
Calcarious clay soils
What kind of soils would you expect to find Pinot noir grown on? Burgundy
What appellation in Burgundy grows Sauv Blanc?
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)
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.
Which direction do the best vineyards face in Northern Burgundy?
East or South East facing slopes
In the South of Burgundy what kind of trellis system do they use? How are they pruned?
Free standing vines, gobelet-pruned.
What's a vinification challenge in Burgundy?
Fermentation may cease if musts are not warmed
What temp does fermentation cease at?
cannot ferment below 5 C
What is the winemaking method used for Beaujolais?
How much time in barrel for top quality Burgundy Pinot?
What winemaking methods are used in Cotes de Beaunes and Macon?
barrel fermentation and new oak for chards
What were Burgundians pioneers for
barrel fermentation, malo, lees contact and extensive oak ageing on chards
What are the 4 classifications of Burgundian wines?
Regional, Commune, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru
What is the river that flows through Burgundy?
Saone (joins the Rhone river in Lyon)
wines labelled regional classification account for how much of the Burgundian wine production?
How many Grand crus are there in Cote D'or
What river flows through Chablis?
Where are the best vineyards located in the S of Burgundy?
hillsides in the North
The Cote d'Or has the protection of what hills ?
All of the red Grand crus are produced in the Cote de Nuits, with the exception of....
Corton (In cotes de Beaune)
All the white grand crus are in the Cotes de Beaune, with the exception of ....
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
Cotes de Nuits Village produce only red wine?
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)
Chassagne-Montrachet (Le Montrachet AC is shared b/t both)
Three villages with the highest reputation for white wine in Burgundy are?
Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet
Cotes de Beaune villages red or white?
What are the only three villages that negotiants cannot blend to make cotes de Beaune villages AC?
Aloxe-Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Beaune
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)
Where is Pouilly Fuisse?
The Macon, Burgundy
What AC in the Macon benefits from the most barrel aging?
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
How many villages can call themselves Beaujolais villages?
What is the soil like in Beaujolais?
What are the 7 Grand Cru of Chablis?
Which famous AC is found in Yonne Region?
What grape can be found in the Saone-et-Loire Region?
C) Chardonnay and Pinot
What is the famous AC in the Maconnais Region?
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
The best white wines of Cotes de Beaune are typically aged in oak vats for 6-9mos.
False. Oak barrels.