Flashcards in Loire Valley Deck (65):
Sancerre styles and varietals?
Reds/Rosés from Pinot Noir
Whites from SB
Where is Savennières? What style of wine?
Anjou. Dry whites from Chenin
What does "Sur Lie" aging add to Muscadet?
Richness, complexity, slight sparkle
Name several notable producers of Savennières
Domaine de Roches-aux-Moines
AOP's of Savennières? Monopole? Owner
Clos de Coulee de Serrant (Nicholas Joly)
How long must Cremant de Loire be aged?
12 mo (9 on lees)
What does Hermine d'Or signify on Muscadet label?
A producer instituted quality indicator promoting terroir and ageability
Name 3 AOPs in Touraine known for Cabernet Franc production
St. Nicholas de Bourgueil
What is Loire climate from East to West
Cool maritime to continental
What region is the Coteaux du Layon in? What styles of wine? Major AOPs? (what other nearby region is also known for this style of wine?)
Sweet dessert wines from Chenin
Quarts de Chaume, Bonnezeaux
Also, Coteaux de l'Aubance
What is tuffeau? where is it found?
A marine sedimentary soil found in Touraine regions, most notably Vouvray and Chinon
What is the largest white wine producing region of France?
Where is Cremant de Loire primarily produced? What varietals?
CF, Chenin, Chard, CS
What are soils of Pouilly-Fumé?
What are varietals of Vouvray?
Chenin Blanc + 10% max Orbois
Loire's regional name for Cab Franc?
Rosé d'Anjou from what varietals?
Cab Franc, Cab Sauv
Most ageworthy red wines in Loire come from where?
Name several notable producers of Vouvray and some cuvées
Dom. Huet ("Le Mont," "Clos du Bourg," Le Haut-Lieu")
Philippe Foreau (Clos de Naudin)
Name several notable producers of Chinon and some cuvées
Olga Raffault ("Les Picasses")
Catherine et Pierre Breton ("Beaumont")
Charles Jouget ("Les Varennes du Grand Clos, "Les Charmes")
Bernard Baudry ("Clos le Guillot")
4 regions of Muscadet?
Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine (80% production)
Muscadet Coteaux du Loire
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu
What is Varennes?
Sandy alluvial soil close to River Vienne
Max abv for Muscadet?
Name several notable producers of Muscadet?
Dom. de la Pepiérè
Dom. de l'Ecu
Name AOPs of Centre with varietals and styles of wine
Orléans (R, W, R=Pinot Meunier, Chard)
Coteaux du Giennois (W=SB, R and R=PN, Gamay)
Sancerre (W=SB, R and R=PN)
Pouilly-Fumé (W=SB, R and R=PN)
Menetou-Salon (W=SB, R=PN)
Reuilly (W=SB, PG R=PN)
Where is Jasniéres? Style of wine?
Touraine. Dry whites from Chenin
Anjou's regional name for Chenin?
Pineau de Loire
Gros Plant is a synonym for which grape grown in which region?
Folle Blanche grown in Pays Nantais
Terms for sparkling Vouvray?
Still, Pétillant, Mousseaux
What does Sur Lie indicate on a Muscadet label?
6-12 mo aging on the lees (at least until March of year following harvest)
Sweetness levels of Vouvray?
Sec (0-9 g/l)
Demi-Sec (9-18 g/l)
Molleaux (19-45 g/l)
Liquereaux (45+ g/l)
3 main soil types of Centre?
Name 2 cuvées produced by Didier Daguenau. What region?
Silex, Pur Sang ("Pure Blood")
List some classic vintages for Loire Valley Reds
89, 90*, 92, 95, 96, 97, 03, 05, 09, 10
List some classic vintages for Loire Valley Whites (Chenin)
02, 05, 07, 09, 10, 15
Name 3 AOPs known for making MT sparkling wine in Loire Valley
Cremant de Loire (Anjou)
4 major districts of Loire Valley from East to West?
Pays Nantais, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine, Centre
Grapes of Pays Nantais?
Mélon de Bourgogne
Gros Plant (Folle Blanche)
Grape of Pouilly-sur-Loire? Region?
Chasselas, in Touraine
3 subzones of Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine?
What is the largest and last wild running river of France
Loire River, yo!
What are some main soil types of Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine?
When did Muscadet-Côtes-de-Grandlieu gain AOP status?
What are the Cru Commonaux req's of Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine?
18 mo lees aging (may NOT label as "sur lie" because exceeds aging period of 12 mo)
specified schist soils
What are primary AOPs of Pay Nantais?
Muscadet Coteaux du Loire
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu
Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
Coteaux d'Ancienis (PG, Gamay)
Fiefs Vendéens (Chenin, Gamay, PN)
Which region of Loire produces all styles of wine?
What is primary varietal of Anjou Rosé?
Grolleau (but blended with others)
When did Quarts de Chaume acquire GC status?
Which 7 villages may append their name to Coteaux du Layon AOP?
St-Lambert du Lattay
St-Aubin de Luigné
Which commune of Coteaux du Layon was re-awarded 1er cru status in 2011?
Where is Haut-Poitou? What style of wine?
What are 3 major soil types of Chinon?
Tuffeau (marine sedimentary)
Varennes (sandy, alluvial)
What is primary stylistic difference between Bourgueil and St.-Nicholas-de-Bourgueil?
Bourgueil on sand+limestone soils, St.-Nic on lighter alluvial clay hence lighter styles of wine
How much CS is allowed in Chinon, Bourgueil, St.-Nic-de-Bourgueil?
What style of wine is in Touraine Noble-Joué AOP?
historical vin gris from Gris Meunier, Malvoise (PG), PN
Where is Coteaux du Loir AOP? What styles of wine?
Where is Coteaux du Vendîmois?
Style of wine?
dry rosés from Pineau d'Aunis
Where are Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny? Styles of wine?
Eastern edge of Touraine
Which Loire AOP is known for it's wine an goat cheese? In which region? Styles of wine?
R+R=Gamay, PN, Cot
What are primary soil types of Sancerre?
Terres Blanches (cont'd of Kimm. Ridge of Chablis)
Where is Orléans-Cléry? Styles of wine?
Reds from CF only
-Côtes du Forez
styles of wine?
which region is southernmost and most remote of Loire Valley?
Where is Châteaumeillant AOP? Styles of wine?