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1

What is the first record of wine sold from Graves?

1521

2

What is the soil like in Graves?

Similar to that of the Medoc, but becomes sandier toward the South

3

What is the mixture of sand, gravel, and light clay in Graves called?

Boulbenes

4

White wine accounts for approximately __% of production in Graves

25

5

When were Graves wines first classified?

1953

6

When was the sub-appellation Pessac-Leognan created? Where in Graves is it located?

1987, in northern Graves

7

What are the three smaller sweet wine appellations located in Graves?

Cerons, Barsac, Sauternes

8

What are the signature aromas of Botyritis-affected grapes?

Honey, saffron, dried fruit and ginger spice

9

Where is Sauternes located? Why is this important?

Sauternes lies at the con flux of the Ciron and Garonne rivers.

Cool morning mists blow off the Ciron and encounter the warmer waters of the Garonne, producing autumn afternoon humidity perfect for incubating the Botyritis spores!

10

What is the minimum potential alcohol for Sauternes?

15%

11

What is the minimum must weight for Sauternes?

221 g/l

12

What is the minimum RS for Sauternes?

45 g/l

13

What is the aging requirement for Sauternes?

Wines may not be released until June 30 of the year following harvest

14

What is the maximum yield for Sauternes?

25 hl/ha

15

When was the Sauternes AOC established?

1936

16

What are the Communes of Sauternes?

Barsac, Sauternes, Fargues, Preignac, Bommes

17

How many wines were included in the 1959 Classification of Graves?

22; 13 red and 9 white

18

What white wines were included in the Graves Classification?

Chateau Bouscaut
Chateau Carbonnieux
Domaine de Chevalier
Chateau Couhins
Chateau Couhins-Lurton
Chateau Latour-Martillac
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere
Chateau Laville-Haut-Brian
Chateau Olivier

19

What red wines were included in the Graves Classification?

Chateau Bouscaut (Cadaujac)
Chateau Carbonnieux (Leognan)
Domaine de Chevalier (Leognan)
Chateau de Fieuzal (Leognan)
Chateau Haut-Bailly (Leognan)
Chateau Haut-Brion (Pessac)
Chateau Latour-Martillac (Martillac)
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere (Leognan)
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (Talence)
Chateau Olivier (Leognan)
Chateau Pape-Clement (Pessac)
Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafite (Martillac)
Chateau La Tour-Haut-Brion (Talence)

20

How many communes of production are there in Pessac-Leognan? Why are they important?

There are 10, all of the wines from the 1959 Classification are made within their borders

21

What are the communes of Pessac-Leognan?

- Pessac
- Léognan
- Cadaujac
- Canéjan
- Gradignan
- Martillac
- Mérignac
- Saint-Médard-d'Eyrans
- Talence
- Villenave-d'Ornon

22

What are the distinct levels set by the Classification of Sauternes?

- Premier Cru Supérieur
- Premiers Crus
- Deuxièmes Crus

23

What are the Superior First Growths/First Growths of Sauternes?

Superior First Growth: d'Yquem

First Growths:
- Château La Tour Blanche, Bommes (Sauternes)
- Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Bommes (Sauternes)
- Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Bommes (Sauternes)
- Château de Rayne-Vigneau, Bommes (Sauternes)
- Château Suduiraut, Preignac (Sauternes)
- Château Coutet, Barsac
- Château Climens, Barsac
- Château Guiraud, Sauternes
- Château Rieussec, Fargues (Sauternes)
- Château Rabaul-Promis, Bommes (Sauternes)
- Château Sigalas-Rabaud, Bommes (Sauternes)

24

What are the Second Growths of the Classification of Sauternes?

Château de Myrat, Barsac
Château Doisy Daëne, Barsac
Château Doisy-Dubroca, Barsac
Château Doisy-Védrines, Barsac
Château d'Arche, Sauternes
Château Filhot, Sauternes
Château Broustet, Barsac
Château Nairac, Barsac
Château Caillou, Barsac
Château Suau, Barsac
Château de Malle, Preignac (Sauternes)
Château Romer, Fargues (Sauternes)
Château Romer du Hayot, Fargues (Sauternes)
Château Lamothe, Sauternes
Château Lamothe-Guignard, Sauternes