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Flashcards in France History and Wine Law Deck (12):
1

What are the to classic regions of France?

  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • The Rhone Valley
  • Champagne
  • The Loire Valley
  • Alsace

2

France can be dividied into three climate zones. Explain each.

  • Western: temperate/maritime
  • Southern: warm-Mediterranean
  • Northern/Central: cool-continental

3

Where does France rank in terms of world wine production?

  • #1
  • 50% of all premium wine comes from France

4

How are the top quality wines of France labeled?

  • By region (except Alsace)

5

What does Cru mean?

  • Vineyard or growth
  • "Grand Cru" (great growth)
  • "Premier Cru" (first growth)

6

Sec

Dry

7

Doux

Sweet

8

Cote

Hill or slope

9

Clos

Walled vineyard (Burgundy)

10

Chateau

Wine estate (Bordeaux)

11

Domaine

Vineyard estate (Burgundy)

12

Superieur

  • higher quality than min. standards
    • higher alcohol content
    • lower yields