Flashcards in General Bordeaux Deck (10)
What is the "Bordeaux Mixture?" What is it's use?
Lime, Copper Sulfate, and Water; used to prevent fungal problems
What is the climate of Bordeaux? What are some moderating influences?
Maritime, the Atlantic Ocean and Gironde Estuary moderate.
What is Clairet?
A darker, more aromatic style of Rose.
What is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux?
What is Malbec known as on the right bank?
Bordeaux Blanc encepagement?
Min. 70% Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle, plus Max. 30% Ugni Blanc, Merlot Blanc, and Colombard
Minimum alcohol for Medoc AOP?
11% for all AOPs within Medoc
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.
What are the AOPs of the Medoc, North to South?
Haut-Medoc, Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Listrac-Medoc, Moulis-en-Medoc, Margaux