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1

What is the "Bordeaux Mixture?" What is it's use?

Lime, Copper Sulfate, and Water; used to prevent fungal problems

2

What is the climate of Bordeaux? What are some moderating influences?

Maritime, the Atlantic Ocean and Gironde Estuary moderate.

3

What is Clairet?

A darker, more aromatic style of Rose.

4

What is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux?

Merlot

5

What is Malbec known as on the right bank?

Pressac

6

Bordeaux Blanc encepagement?

Min. 70% Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle, plus Max. 30% Ugni Blanc, Merlot Blanc, and Colombard

7

Minimum alcohol for Medoc AOP?

11% for all AOPs within Medoc

8

What three diseases invaded Bordeaux in the 1800s? When did each arrive?

Oidium (powdery mildew) in 1852, Phylloxera in 1869, and Peronospera (downy mildew) in the early 1880s.

9

What are the AOPs of the Medoc, North to South?

Haut-Medoc, Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Listrac-Medoc, Moulis-en-Medoc, Margaux

10

What are the satellite AOPs of St.-Emilion?

Lussac, Puisseguin, Montagne and Saint-Georges