AOPs of Touraine
St. Nicholas de Bourgueil
Touraine Noble-Joué - recreates a historical style of vin gris, a blend of Gris Meunier (Pinot Meunier), Malvosie (Pinot Gris), and Pinot Noir
Coteaux du Loir
Coteaux du Vendômois - specializing in dry rosés of Pineau d’Aunis
Chinon soils are broadly divided into three types:
Tuffeau - limestone south-facing slopes which carry the most promise for depth and ageworthiness
Varennes - sandy, alluvial soils are closest to the river Vienne
Chinon AOP, Bourgueil AOP, and St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil AOP all allow up 10% of what grape?
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.
Name Vouvray's sweetness levels.
Sec - max RS 8 g/l
The final decision on residual sugar is usually a response to the vagaries of each vintage, rather than a consistent stylistic choice.
What are the 5 villages allowed to add their name to the basic Touraine appellation?
What is CF locally known as in the Loire?
What is the climate of Pays Nantais?
Muscadet can be what abv?
12% or below.
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
Soils of Muscadet?
gneiss, silica, clay, and granite
When are Muscadet sur lie wines bottled?
Between March 1 and November 30 of the year following the harvest
What does the unofficial term "Hermine d’Or" mean?
It promotes terroir and stresses age-ability
In 2011, 3 subzones for Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine were introduced:
Clisson, Le Pallet, and Gorges
3 new AOPs in 2011 in Nantais:
Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
What is Chenin Blanc locally known as in the Loire?
Pineau de la Loire
What red grape dominates rosé wines in Anjou?
AOPs in Anjou-Saumur
Anjou-Villages AOP (red only!)
Coteaux du Layon AOP
Coteaux de l’Aubance AOP
Anjou Villages Brissac AOP (red only!)
Crémant de Loire AOP
Savennières AOP - soil and crus?
blue schist mixed with volcanic debris
Roche aux Moines and Coulée de Serrant (a monopole of Nicolas Joly)
What are the 2 AOPs within Coteaux du Layon?
Bonnezeaux AOP and Quarts de Chaume AOP
What is the min RS for Coteaux du Layon AOP and Coteaux de l’Aubance AOP?
Name producers of Quarts de Chaume and Bonnezeau
Château des Fesles, Rene Renou - Bonnezeaux
Domaine des Baumard, Château de Surand - Quarts de Chaume
What are the 7 villages are entitled to add their names to the basic Coteaux du Layon AOP?
St-Lambert du Lattay
St-Aubin de Luigné
-- Wines labeled by village must reach higher minimum must weights and are harvested at lower maximum yields.
What is the minimum RS for Quarts de Chaume?
AOPs of Central Vineyards
Pouilly-sur-Loire AOP (Chasselas)
Coteaux du Giennois AOP
Orléans-Cléry AOP (Red/CF only)
What are the 3 main soils in Sancerre?
Silex - higher proportion of flint
Terres Blanches - Kimmeridgian
Caillottes - stony soil, littered with fossils
Name some Pouilly-Fumé producers besides Didier Dagueneau.
Château de Tracy
Reuilly AOP rosés are made from what grape?
Pinot Gris in vin gris style
Côtes du Forez AOP, Côte Roannaise AOP, and Châteaumeillant AOP are exclusively what grape?
Côtes d’Auvergne AOP and St-Pourçain AOP made which colors of wine?
white, red and rosé (Gamay, PN, CH)