Flashcards in C14 - The Dordogne And South West France Deck (25):
What is the wine growing area to the east of Entre-Deux-Mers?
What is the climate like in the Dordogne?
Similar to that of Bordeaux, though with less moderation from the ocean
What is the major appellation within the Dordogne?
What wines are made in Bergerac?
Red and whites from the same varieties as Bordeaux
What is the less major appellation in the Dordogne?
What kind of wines are made in Monbazillac?
Good value botrytised sweet wines from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc
What are the main appellations composing South West France?
Côtes de Gascogne
Where is Cahors?
To the east of Bordeaux on either side of the River Lot
What's the historical name for wines from Cahors? What style were they
Very tannic and long-lived
What are the three broad land-types in Cahors that give rise to the differing modern styles?
The fertile valley bottom
The poorer soils of the slopes
The plateau above
What's the most important grape variety in Cahors?
What are Cahors' other varieties?
Describe Cahors Malbec at its best
Deep in colour
Intense dark-berried fruit
Mature to reveal cedar and Earth
Broadly speaking, what classification of wines are generally produced to the southeast of Bordeaux? What is the most important appellation for this?
Côtes de Gascoigne
Describe wines from Côtes de Gascogne
Made from Ugni Blanc
Dry, light-bodied whites
Aromas and flavours of green apples
What appellation lies just south of Côtes de Gascogne toward the Pyrenees?
Describe wines from Madiran
Made from Tannat
What is traditionally needed to make Madiran more drinkable?
Extended periods of bottle-ageing to soften tannins
How are Madiran wines different today?
Riper grapes and modern winemaking techniques result in higher levels of softer, riper tannins
Which appellation is found right in the foothills of the Pyrenees?
Which wine styles are made in Jurançon?
Dry and sweet
What are the most important wines in Jurançon?
Complex sweet wines
What are Jurançon's famously complex sweet wines made from? What is the key feature of this variety?
How do Petit Manseng grapes of Jurançon achieve a suitable level of sugar for its wines?