Flashcards in Left Bank: Graves Deck (24)
What is the first record of wine sold from Graves?
What is the soil like in Graves?
Similar to that of the Medoc, but becomes sandier toward the South
What is the mixture of sand, gravel, and light clay in Graves called?
White wine accounts for approximately __% of production in Graves
When were Graves wines first classified?
When was the sub-appellation Pessac-Leognan created? Where in Graves is it located?
1987, in northern Graves
What are the three smaller sweet wine appellations located in Graves?
Cerons, Barsac, Sauternes
What are the signature aromas of Botyritis-affected grapes?
Honey, saffron, dried fruit and ginger spice
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!
What is the minimum potential alcohol for Sauternes?
What is the minimum must weight for Sauternes?
What is the minimum RS for Sauternes?
What is the aging requirement for Sauternes?
Wines may not be released until June 30 of the year following harvest
What is the maximum yield for Sauternes?
When was the Sauternes AOC established?
What are the Communes of Sauternes?
Barsac, Sauternes, Fargues, Preignac, Bommes
How many wines were included in the 1959 Classification of Graves?
22; 13 red and 9 white
What white wines were included in the Graves Classification?
Domaine de Chevalier
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)
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
What are the communes of Pessac-Leognan?
What are the distinct levels set by the Classification of Sauternes?
- Premier Cru Supérieur
- Premiers Crus
- Deuxièmes Crus
What are the Superior First Growths/First Growths of Sauternes?
Superior First Growth: d'Yquem
- 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)