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1

Highest to lowest what are the quality levels, four appellations levels of french wines

aoc or ac meaning appellation d origine controlee vdqs
superieur
vin de pays
vin de table

2

name six factors that the appellation d origine controlee regulate

grape variety
viticultural practices
area of production
vinification methods
yields
alcohol levels

3

when were the aoc laws first instituted

in the mid 1930s specifically in 1935

4

what does vin de pays mean

country wine or wine of the country

5

is a vdqs wine from france rated higher or lower than a vins de pays

higher

6

approximately what percentage of all grapes grown in france qualifies to be aoc wines?

46%

7

define terroir

terroir is the concept that certain vineyard locations, because of many factors including the soil aspect slope, exposure to sun and climate are disposed towards producing exceptional wines of a particular variety. in short it is the happy marriage between soil climate and grape variety

8

what is another name for the melon de bourgongne varity

Muscadet

9

what is the principal grape of the touranine region of the loire calley thats used to make vouvray

Chenin Blanc

10

name two white wines from the loire valley made with the SB grape

Sancerre and pouilly fume

11

which region of france is home to these varieties
riesling
gewurztraminer
sylaner

alsace

12

name three other white varieties from alsace

pg
pinot blanc
muscat d alsace

13

t or f
with respect to alstian wines the term vendanges tardives means estate bottled

f it means late harvest

14

t or f
alsatian wines labeled as selection des grains nobles are affected by novle rot and are made in a style similar to sauternes

t

15

what grape is used to make chablis

Chardonnay

16

t or f
the soil of chablis is predominately chalk and clay

t

17

what are the four levels of chablis

?

18

why is part of burgundy called the cote d or

because it faces the east teh orient some say it is because the slpe looks golden in autumn

19

what are teh two parts of the cote d or?

cote de nuits and cote de beaune

20

of the two parts which is home to the famous white burgundies like montrachet and meursault

cote de beaune

21

other than beaujolais red wines from burgundy are made from what grape

PN

22

pouilly fuisse comes from what district of burgundy

The Maconnais

23

a less expensive alternative to pouilly fuisse is?

st veran which is the village right next to pouilly fuisse

24

macan villages is made from what grape

chardonnay

25

beaujolais is made from what grape

gamay

26

name three cru beaujolais

Moulin a vent
st amour
chiroubles
julienas
brouilly
cote de brouilly
morgon
fleurie
regnie
chenas

27

describe carbonic maceration

is a whole or partial berry fermentation that takes place in whith the absence of oxygen producing a low alcohol wine with fresh grapey flavors

28

what is the major red grape of the northern rhone valley

syrah

29

t or f
chateauneuf du pape is located in the southern rhone valley

t

30

what is the gironde

is the estuary of the dordogne and garonne rivers that flow into the atlantic in bordeaux