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1

When was Chablis AOP created?

1938

2

Where are Chablis' best sites?

The southwest facing slopes of the valley of the Serein river.

3

What divides Chablis from the Cote d'Or?

the hills of the Morvan

4

When did powdery mildew first appear in Chablis?

1886

5

When did phylloxera reach Chablis?

1887

6

What causes market share loss of the Parisian market?

Opening of the railway between Paris-Lyons-Marseilles in 1856

7

What is the climate of Chablis?

Semi-Continental

8

What does spring frost cause damage to?

Young vine shoots

9

What are Smudge Pots?

Heaters to protect from frosts

10

Effective frost protection helped what in the 1960s?

Chablis expansion

11

What are the 7 climats of Grand Cru Chablis?

Les Clos
Blanchots
Bougros
Vaudesir
Valmur
Preuses
Grenouilles

12

What vineyard is considered the 8th grand cru? Where is it?

La Moutonne

Partly in Vaudesir and in Preuses

13

How many premier cru vineyards are in Chablis?

40

14

The rocks of the soil date back to what?

Upper Jurassic age, 180 million years ago

15

Where is Kimmeridge?

Dorset, southern England

16

What kind of soil is in Chablis?

argilo-calcaire

17

What is the second geological layer of the soil?

Portlandien. It has no fossils

18

What is "gout de pierre a fusil"?

gunflint

19

What producers are known for the "gunflint" style?

Louis Michel
Jean Durup
Jean-Marc Brocard
A Regnard
Long-Depaquit

20

Which producers are known to still use some barrels?

Rene and Vincent Dauvissat
Francois and Jean-Marie Raveneau

21

What is the large co-op of Chablis, and how much Chablis as a percentage do they produce?

La Chablisiene, 33%

22

What is the minimum potential alcohol in Chablis GC?

11%

23

What is the max RS of Chablis GC?

4 g/l

24

What is the max yield of Chablis GC?

54 hl/ha

25

Rank the Chablis GC sites by size

Les Clos - 25.87ha
Vaudesir - 15.43ha
Bougros - 15.07ha
Blanchot - 12.68ha
Preuses - 10.81ha
Valmur - 10.55ha
Grenouilles - 9.38ha


26

Order the Chablis GC sites from NW to SE

Bougros
Les Preuses
Vaudesir
Grenouilles
Valmur
Les Clos
Blanchot

27

Which two Chablis GC tend to be the biggest in flavor?

Les Clos
Vaudesir

28

Chablis GC is how much of Chablis' vineyard area?

2%

29

Which Chablis GC has a SE exposure?

Blanchot

30

Les Clos dates back to at least what year?

1417

31

La Moutonne is a monopole of whose?

Domaine Long-Depaquit

32

What does Valmur roughly translate to?

The valley of brambles

33

What is the minimum potential alcohol of Chablis?

10%, or 10.5% for Premier Cru

34

What is the minimum must weight of Chablis?

161 g/l (153 prior to 2011)
PC: 170 g/l (161 prior to 2011)

35

What is the max RS of Chablis?

3 g/l

36

What are the permitted training methods in Chablis?

Guyot (simple or double)
Cordon de Royat
Taille Chablis

37

What is widely considered the top Chablis Premier Cru site?

Montee de Tonnerre

38

Who are major producers of Montee de Tonnerre?

Francois Raveneau
Jean Collet
Vocoret
Billaud-Salmon

39

Which lieu-dits in Montee de Tonnerre can be labeled with their name?

Chapelot
Cote de Brechain
Pied d'Aloup

40

Which lieu-dits may be labeled as Fourchaume?

Cote de Fontenay
L'Homme Mort
Vaulorent
Vaupulent

41

Where is Mont de Milieu?

Immediately east of Montee de Tonnerre

42

What is the encepagement of Irancy?

Pinot Noir, plus max 10% Pinot Gris/Cesar

43

Where is Irancy?

SW of Chablis

44

What AOP is NW of Irancy?

Saint-Bris

45

What is min potential alcohol of Petit Chablis?

9.5%

46

What is soil of Petit Chablis?

Portlandien limestone

47

What are the minimum potential alcohols of all 4 levels of Chablis?

11% - GC
10.5% - PC
10% - C
9.5% - Petit

48

What are the max yields of 4 Chablis levels?

54 hl/ha - GC
58 - PC
60 - Chablis
60 - Petit

49

What are the minimum planting densities of 4 Chablis levels?

5,500 vph - GC
5,500 - PC
5,500 - C
5,500 - Petit

50

The least-stony GC Chablis is generally what?

Les Preuses