Flashcards in Chapter 9 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Deck (37)
In australia what is cabernet sauvignon often blended with
What three things does a Cabernet Sauvignon provide to Merlot
Tannin, acidity and aromatic fruit
What does the term Grand Vin mean?
The wine made by that house
What are the two apellations in the Right Bank?
Pomerol and St. Emillion
What two rivers are found in Bordeaux
Dordogne and Garonne
How does cabernet improve a wine?
It adds aromatic fruit, color and tannin
What flavors are introduced by oak ageing into Cabernet Sauvignon?
Smoke, vanilla, coffee, cedar
Merlot is ______ bodied, ____ acidity, ____ tannins and _____ aromas
Full body, less acid than Cabernet Sauvignon, less tannins, and less intense aromas
What do the very best appellations in Bordeaux put on their label?
Grand Cru Classe
What well-known village is in Graves?
What mistake did Chile make on its grapes?
Some merlot is actually carminere which gives wines aa spicy flavor and intense fruit
Where in Chile do you find Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot?
Maipo, Colchagua, Cachapoal
What does the term chateau mean?
Wines were made from that vineyard/place
What valley in Sonoma is known for its Cabernets?
Where in New Zealand do you find Cabernet Sauvignon?
What two words describe the climate of Bordeaux
Moderate and maritime
What are the two regions in Australia that grow Cabernet Sauvignon?
Connawarra and Margaret River
What is cabernet sauvignon blended with in Argentina?
What are the characteristics of a left bank Bordeaux: ____ body, ______ tannin, ______ acid, ______ finish and ______ alcohol
medium or full, high, high, long, medium
What is the flavor profile of a Merlot that is from a moderate climate? _____ body, ______ tannin, _______ acid, _____ alcohol and _______flavors and aromas
Full body, medium to heavy tannin, medium acid with red fruit characters and herbal notes (mint)
In Napa valley what are two regions for Cabernets?
Rutherford and Oakville
What area of South Africa can produce good red wines
What grape is grown on the left bank of Bordeaux?
What two villages are in Haut-Medoc?
Pauillac and Margaux
Where in Argentina are the best wines grown? What moderates its climate?
What kind of climate does cabernet sauvignon need?
Moderate to hot
What grape is grown on the right bank of Bordeaux?
What is the classic region for Cabernet and Merlot blends?
For a right bank wine you will have ____ tannin, ____ acid and _____ aromas.
Medium tannin, medium acid and red fruit aromas plus what oak can give (cedar, tobacco)