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1

What region is the 2nd largest sparkling wine producing region in France

Loire Valley

2

What is Gros Plant

Synonym in the Loire for Folle Blanche

3

What is Breton

Synonym in the Loire for Cabernet Franc

4

Why is the Pais Nantais almost exclusively planted to white grapes

Melon de Bourgogne used to be used almost exclusively as a distillation grape but there was a severe frost in 1709 after which a moratorium was placed on red grapes

5

Name the AOP of Pays Nantais

-Muscadet
-Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire
-Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu
-Muscadet Sevre et Maine

6

Sub-appellations of Muscadet Sevre et Maine

-Clisson
-Gorges
-Le Pallet

7

Why can't Muscadet Sevre et Maine subzone designated bottles be labeled as sur lie?

Subzones require at least2 years of lees aging where as the maximum amount of lees aging for "sur lie" is only until March 1 of the year following the harvest

8

What styles of wine are made in Coteaux d'Ancenis AOP

White wine and varietally labeled 100% Pinot Gris

Red and Rosé from Gamay

(Pays Nantais)

9

Name the subregions of Fiefs Vendéens AOP

-Brem
-Pissotte
-Chantonnay
-Mareuil
-Vix

10

How does the blend for red wine change between subregions in Fiefs Vendéens AOP

Brem and Pissotte require 50% Pinot, 20% Cab Franc

Chantonnay, Mareuil and Vix require 50% Cabernet Franc, 20% Pinot

Negrette is always at a 10% Minimum

11

What is the main grape of Rosé d'Anjou AOP

Grolleau

12

What is the permissible residual sugar range for bottles of wine labelled moelleux

18-45 g/L

13

What style of wine is designated to Anjou AOP

Red, white and sparkling white/rose. Still rose does not fall into this category, but rather the Rose d'Anjou AOP

14

Communes of production of Savennières AOP

-Bouchemaine
-La Possonnière
-Savennières

15

Is enrichment allowed for Savennières

Chaptalizationis prohibited for wines of demi-sec or sweeter quality

16

Name the villages allowed to append their name to Coteaux du Layon

-Faye d'Anjou
-Rochefort-sur-Loire
-Rablay-sur-Layon
-Beaulieu-sur-Layon
-St. Aubin de Luigné
-St. Lambert du Lattay
-Chaume (Premier Cru)

17

What is the minimum residual sugar for Coteaux de l'Aubance AOP and Coteaux du Layon AOP

34 g/L

18

Commune of production of Bonnezeaux AOP

Thouarcé

19

Minimum R/S of Bonnezeaux AOP

51 g/L

20

Minimum R/S of Quarts de Chaume AOP

85 g/L

21

Lieux-dits of Quarts de Chaume AOP

-Les Quarts
-Les Roueres
-Le Veau

22

What is the minimum R/S for Coteaux du Layon AOP Chaume Premier Cru

80 g/L

23

What red wine appellation is delimited to the same geographical area as Coteaux de l'Aubance

Anjou Villages Brissac AOP

24

What style of wine is designated to Saumur AOP

Dry White, red and sparkling white/rose

Still rose wines are designated only to the Cabernet de Saumur AOP

25

What is tuffeau

Soft limestone soil particularly found in Saumur AOP, Chinon AOP and Vouvray AOP

26

What is Varennes

Alluvial sandy soil found in Chinon

27

What villages may append their name to Touraine AOP

-Mesland
-Azay-le-Rideau
-Amboise
-Oisly
-Chenonceaux

28

What style of wine is designated to Touraine Noble-Joué AOP

Rosé wine only from Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

29

What is the main red grape of Coteaux du Loir AOP

Pineau d'Aunis

30

For what AOP is Jasnières considered a sub-appellation

Coteaux du Loir AOP

31

What is the most prominent style of wine from Coteaux Vendomois AOP

Dry rose from Pineau d'Aunis

32

What is the grape of Cour-Cheverney

Romorantin

33

Why are Valencay's white wines based on Sauvignon Blanc even though the appellation is in Touraine

Valencay AOP is very close to the central vineyard appellations of Quincy and Reuilly and therefore displays a similar style of sauvignon blanc based whites.

34

Name the primary soil types of Sancerre

-Silex
-Terres Blanches
-Caillottes

35

What is the grape of Pouilly-Sur-Loire

Chasselas

36

What style of wine is designated to Orléans-Clery AOP

Red wine only from Cabernet Franc

37

Which AOPs of the Central Vineyards belong to the Loiret department

-Orleans
-Orleans Cléry
-Part of the Coteaux du Giennois