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Flashcards in Chablis and the Yonne Department Deck (10):
1

What are the AOPs in the Yonne Department?

Petit Chablis AOP
Chablis AOP
Chablis Grand Cru AOP
Irancy AOP
Saint-Bris AOP

2

What AOP in the Yonne départment is authorized to grow and produce Sauvignon Blanc?

St-Bris AOP

3

What river runs through Chablis?

Serein River

4

What is the climate of Chablis?

continental

5

What soil type are all 40 premier crus and Chablis Grand Cru AOP located on?

Kimmeridgian marl

6

What is Kimmeridgian marl?

a mixture of limestone and clay laced with millions of oyster fossils

7

What is Portlandien limestone?

a yonger rock strata than Kimmeridgian and a purer form of limestone, the soil type for most Petit Chablis

8

What are the geographic designations of Chablis Grand Cru AOP?

Les Clos, Vaudesir, Valmus, Preuses, Blanchot, Bougros, and Grenoilles
--La Moutonne (monopole of Domaine Long-Depaquit over lapping Vaudesir and Preuses) is permitted by the INAO for use on labels but is not an official geographic designation.

9

All Chablis Grand Cru vineyards face which direction?

They all have a SW exposure

10

What are some highly regarded vintages in Chablis?

2002, 2004, 2005...2009