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AOPs of Touraine

Touraine

St. Nicholas de Bourgueil

Bourgueil

Chinon

Touraine Noble-Joué - recreates a historical style of vin gris, a blend of Gris Meunier (Pinot Meunier), Malvosie (Pinot Gris), and Pinot Noir

Vouvray

Montlouis-sur-Loire

Cheverny

Cour-Cheverny

Coteaux du Loir

Jasnières

Coteaux du Vendômois - specializing in dry rosés of Pineau d’Aunis

Valençay

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Chinon soils are broadly divided into three types:

Tuffeau - limestone south-facing slopes which carry the most promise for depth and ageworthiness

Clay

Varennes - sandy, alluvial soils are closest to the river Vienne

3

Chinon AOP, Bourgueil AOP, and St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil AOP all allow up 10% of what grape?

Cabernet Sauvignon

4

What's the grape in Vouvray that's allowed but seldom encountered?  Is it permitted in Montlouis?

Orbois (Menu Pineau).  It is NOT permitted in Montoulis.

5

Name Vouvray's sweetness levels.

Sec - max RS 8 g/l

Sec-Tendre (off-dry)

Demi-Sec

Moelleux

Liquereux

The final decision on residual sugar is usually a response to the vagaries of each vintage, rather than a consistent stylistic choice.

6

What are the 5 villages allowed to add their name to the basic Touraine appellation?

Mesland

Azay-le-Rideau

Amboise

Oisly

Chenonceaux

7

What is CF locally known as in the Loire?

Breton

8

What is the climate of Pays Nantais?

Maritime

9

Muscadet can be what abv?

12% or below.

10

What are the 4 AOPs for Muscadet?

Muscadet AOP (seldom used)

Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine AOP (>80% of production)

Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP (cooler, so can be an excellent source in warmer years)

Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOP

 

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Soils of Muscadet?

gneiss, silica, clay, and granite

12

When are Muscadet sur lie wines bottled?

Between March 1 and November 30 of the year following the harvest

13

What does the unofficial term "Hermine d’Or" mean?

It promotes terroir and stresses age-ability

14

In 2011, 3 subzones for Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine were introduced:

Clisson, Le Pallet, and Gorges

15

3 new AOPs in 2011 in Nantais:

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

Coteaux d'Ancenis

Fiefs Vendéens

16

What is Chenin Blanc locally known as in the Loire?

Pineau de la Loire

17

What red grape dominates rosé wines in Anjou?

Grolleau

18

AOPs in Anjou-Saumur

Anjou AOP

Anjou-Villages AOP (red only!)

Savennières AOP

Quarts-de-Chaumes AOP

Bonnezeaux AOP

Coteaux du Layon AOP

Coteaux de l’Aubance AOP

Anjou Villages Brissac AOP (red only!)

Saumur AOP

Crémant de Loire AOP

Haut-Poitou AOP

19

Savennières AOP - soil and crus?

blue schist mixed with volcanic debris

Roche aux Moines and Coulée de Serrant (a monopole of Nicolas Joly)

20

What are the 2 AOPs within Coteaux du Layon?

 Bonnezeaux AOP and Quarts de Chaume AOP

21

What is the min RS for Coteaux du Layon AOP and Coteaux de l’Aubance AOP?

34 g/L

22

Name producers of Quarts de Chaume and Bonnezeau

Château des Fesles, Rene Renou - Bonnezeaux

Domaine des Baumard, Château de Surand - Quarts de Chaume

23

What are the 7 villages are entitled to add their names to the basic Coteaux du Layon AOP?

Beaulieu-sur-Layon

Rochefort-sur-Loire

Faye d’Anjou

St-Lambert du Lattay

St-Aubin de Luigné

Rablay-sur-Layon

Chaume

-- Wines labeled by village must reach higher minimum must weights and are harvested at lower maximum yields.

24

What is the minimum RS for Quarts de Chaume?

80 g/L

25

AOPs of Central Vineyards

Sancerre AOP

Pouilly-Fumé AOP

Pouilly-sur-Loire AOP (Chasselas)

Menetou-Salon AOP

Reuilly AOP

Quincy AOP

Coteaux du Giennois AOP

Orléans AOP

Orléans-Cléry AOP (Red/CF only)

26

What are the 3 main soils in Sancerre?

Silex - higher proportion of flint

Terres Blanches - Kimmeridgian

Caillottes - stony soil, littered with fossils

27

Name some Pouilly-Fumé producers besides Didier Dagueneau.

Pascal Jolivet

Alain Cailbourdin

Château de Tracy

Domaine Fournier

28

Reuilly AOP rosés are made from what grape?

Pinot Gris in vin gris style

29

Côtes du Forez AOP, Côte Roannaise AOP, and Châteaumeillant AOP are exclusively what grape?

Gamay

30

Côtes d’Auvergne AOP and St-Pourçain AOP made which colors of wine?

white, red and rosé (Gamay, PN, CH)