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1

What are the three classic red appellations of Touraine?

Chinon AOP
Bourgueil AOP
St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP

2

What are the three soil types of Chinon AOP?

Tuffeau - yellow limestone
Varennes - sandy alluvial soil
Clay

3

How do Bourgueil AOP soils differ from St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP soils and how does this affect the wine?

Sand and limestone in Bourgueil AOP
Sandy soils in St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP
St Nicolas wines are lighter

4

Can any of the following produce white wine?
Chinon AOP
Bourgueil AOP
St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP

Yes, Chinon AOP
100% Chenin blanc

5

Can any of the following produce rosé wine?
Chinon AOP
Bourgueil AOP
St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP

Yes - all
Based on Cabernet Franc with 10% CS

6

What is the encépagement in all of the following for red wine?
Chinon AOP
Bourgueil AOP
St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOP

Cabernet Franc
Max 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon

7

Is Orbois allowed for Montlouis-sur-Loire AOP?

No

8

How much Orbois is allowed for Vouvray AOP?

Max 5%

9

What is the maximum residual sugar for Vouvray Sec AOP?

8g/L

10

What is the encépagement for Touraine AOP?

Sauvignon Blanc
Max 20% Sauvignon Gris

11

What are the five villages of Touraine that can append their name to the Touraine AOP?

Chenonceaux
Mesland
Azay-le-Rideau
Amboise
Oisly

12

What is Touraine-Noble-Joué?

A dry rosé made from Meunier (called Gris Meunier), Pinot Gris (called Malvoisie) and Pinot Noir

13

On which variety are the red wines of Coteaux du Loir based?

Min 65% Pineau d'Aunis

14

On which variety are the white wines of Coteaux du Loir based?

100% Chenin Blanc

15

What style of wine can be made in Jasnières?

White only
100% Chenin Blanc

16

Which varieties are allowed for Coteaux du Vendômois AOP?

White - 100% Chenin Blanc
Rosé - 100% Pineau d'Aunis
Red Pineau d'Aunis blend (min 50%)

17

What is the difference between Cheverny AOP and Cour-Cheverny AOP?

Cour-Cheverny is for white wines only, from 100% Romarantin
Cheverny is for white, rosé and red wines based arouns Sauvignon Blanc/Gris, Pinot Noir and Gamay

18

Which varieties are allowed for Valençay AOP?

Min 70% Sauvignon Blanc

19

Of the Touraine village appellations, which are dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and which by Chenin Blanc?

Amboise - 100% Chenin Blanc, allows reds, Cabernet Franc blend

Mesland - Chenin Blanc blend, allows reds, Gamay blend

Azay-le-Rideau - 100% Chenin blanc, allows reds, Grolleau blend

Oisly - 100% Sauvignon Blanc, no red

Chenoncaux - 100% Sauvignon Blanc, allows reds, Côt/Cabernet Franc blend

20

Which Touraine village appellation is for white wine only?

Oisly - 100% Sauvignon Blanc