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1

Sancerre styles and varietals?

Reds/Rosés from Pinot Noir
Whites from SB

2

Where is Savennières? What style of wine?

Anjou. Dry whites from Chenin

3

What does "Sur Lie" aging add to Muscadet?

Richness, complexity, slight sparkle

4

Name several notable producers of Savennières

Nicolas Joly
Domaine de Roches-aux-Moines

5

AOP's of Savennières? Monopole? Owner

Roches-aux-Moines
Clos de Coulee de Serrant (Nicholas Joly)

6

How long must Cremant de Loire be aged?

12 mo (9 on lees)

7

What does Hermine d'Or signify on Muscadet label?

A producer instituted quality indicator promoting terroir and ageability

8

Name 3 AOPs in Touraine known for Cabernet Franc production

Chinon
Bourgueil
St. Nicholas de Bourgueil

9

What is Loire climate from East to West

Cool maritime to continental

10

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?)

Anjou
Sweet dessert wines from Chenin
Quarts de Chaume, Bonnezeaux
Also, Coteaux de l'Aubance

11

What is tuffeau? where is it found?

A marine sedimentary soil found in Touraine regions, most notably Vouvray and Chinon

12

What is the largest white wine producing region of France?

Loire Valley

13

Where is Cremant de Loire primarily produced? What varietals?

Anjou
CF, Chenin, Chard, CS

14

What are soils of Pouilly-Fumé?

Silex (flint)
limestone

15

What are varietals of Vouvray?

Chenin Blanc + 10% max Orbois

16

Loire's regional name for Cab Franc?

Breton

17

Rosé d'Anjou from what varietals?

Cab Franc, Cab Sauv

18

Most ageworthy red wines in Loire come from where?
Ageworthy whites?

R=Chinon, Bourguiel
W=Vouvray, Savennières

19

Name several notable producers of Vouvray and some cuvées

Dom. Huet ("Le Mont," "Clos du Bourg," Le Haut-Lieu")
Philippe Foreau (Clos de Naudin)

20

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")

21

4 regions of Muscadet?

Muscadet
Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine (80% production)
Muscadet Coteaux du Loire
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu

22

What is Varennes?

Sandy alluvial soil close to River Vienne

23

Max abv for Muscadet?

12%

24

Name several notable producers of Muscadet?

Dom. de la Pepiérè
Dom. de l'Ecu

25

Name AOPs of Centre with varietals and styles of wine

Orléans (R, W, R=Pinot Meunier, Chard)
Orléans-Clery (R=CF)
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)
Quincy (W=SB)
Reuilly (W=SB, PG R=PN)

26

Where is Jasniéres? Style of wine?

Touraine. Dry whites from Chenin

27

Anjou's regional name for Chenin?

Pineau de Loire

28

Gros Plant is a synonym for which grape grown in which region?

Folle Blanche grown in Pays Nantais

29

Terms for sparkling Vouvray?

Still, Pétillant, Mousseaux

30

What does Sur Lie indicate on a Muscadet label?

6-12 mo aging on the lees (at least until March of year following harvest)

31

Sweetness levels of Vouvray?

Sec (0-9 g/l)
Demi-Sec (9-18 g/l)
Molleaux (19-45 g/l)
Liquereaux (45+ g/l)

32

3 main soil types of Centre?

Silex (flint)
Limestone
Kimmeridgian Clay

33

Name 2 cuvées produced by Didier Daguenau. What region?

In Pouilly-Fumé
Silex, Pur Sang ("Pure Blood")

34

List some classic vintages for Loire Valley Reds

89, 90*, 92, 95, 96, 97, 03, 05, 09, 10

35

List some classic vintages for Loire Valley Whites (Chenin)

02, 05, 07, 09, 10, 15

36

Name 3 AOPs known for making MT sparkling wine in Loire Valley

Vouvray (Touraine)
Montlouis-sur-Loire (Touraine)
Cremant de Loire (Anjou)

37

4 major districts of Loire Valley from East to West?

Pays Nantais, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine, Centre

38

Grapes of Pays Nantais?

Mélon de Bourgogne
Gros Plant (Folle Blanche)

39

Grape of Pouilly-sur-Loire? Region?

Chasselas, in Touraine

40

3 subzones of Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine?

Le Pallet
Clisson
Gorges

41

What is the largest and last wild running river of France

Loire River, yo!

42

What are some main soil types of Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine?

Gneiss
granite
silica
clay

43

When did Muscadet-Côtes-de-Grandlieu gain AOP status?

1994

44

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

45

What are primary AOPs of Pay Nantais?

Muscadet
Muscadet-Sevre-et-Maine
Muscadet Coteaux du Loire
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu
Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
Coteaux d'Ancienis (PG, Gamay)
Fiefs Vendéens (Chenin, Gamay, PN)

46

Which region of Loire produces all styles of wine?

Anjou (+Saumur)

47

What is primary varietal of Anjou Rosé?

Grolleau (but blended with others)

48

When did Quarts de Chaume acquire GC status?

2010

49

Which 7 villages may append their name to Coteaux du Layon AOP?

Beaulieu-sur-Layon
Rochefort-sur-Loire
Faye d'Anjou
St-Lambert du Lattay
St-Aubin de Luigné
Rablay-sur-Loire
Chaume

50

Which commune of Coteaux du Layon was re-awarded 1er cru status in 2011?

Chaume

51

Where is Haut-Poitou? What style of wine?

Saumur
W=SB, SG
R=CF, Gamay's

52

What are 3 major soil types of Chinon?

Tuffeau (marine sedimentary)
Varennes (sandy, alluvial)
Clay

53

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

54

How much CS is allowed in Chinon, Bourgueil, St.-Nic-de-Bourgueil?

10%

55

What style of wine is in Touraine Noble-Joué AOP?

historical vin gris from Gris Meunier, Malvoise (PG), PN

56

Where is Coteaux du Loir AOP? What styles of wine?

Touraine
R+R=Pineau d'Aunis
W=Chenin

57

Where is Coteaux du Vendîmois?
Style of wine?

Touraine
dry rosés from Pineau d'Aunis

58

Where are Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny? Styles of wine?

Eastern edge of Touraine
R=PN, Gamay
W=SB

59

Which Loire AOP is known for it's wine an goat cheese? In which region? Styles of wine?

Valençay
in Touraine
R+R=Gamay, PN, Cot
W=SB

60

What are primary soil types of Sancerre?

Silex (flint)
Caillottes (limestone)
Terres Blanches (cont'd of Kimm. Ridge of Chablis)

61

Where is Orléans-Cléry? Styles of wine?

Centre
Reds from CF only

62

Where are:
-Côtes du Forez
-Côtes-Roannoise

styles of wine?

Centre
R+R=Gamay only

63

which region is southernmost and most remote of Loire Valley?

Côtes d'Auvergne

64

Where is Châteaumeillant AOP? Styles of wine?

Centre
R+R=mainly gamay

65

What is Vouvray Tendre?

slightly off dry