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1

What are the main soil types of Cote-Rote, Condrieu and Hermitage

Granitic Schist

2

What is arzelle

Powdery decomposed mica soil found in Condrieu

3

What is the cepage of Cornas

100% syrah

4

What is the cepage of Cote-Rotie

Syrah with a maximum 20% viognier

5

What is the cepage of Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage

Syrah with a maximum 15% Marsanne/Roussanne

6

What is the cepage for St-Joseph

Syrah with a maximum 10% Marsanne/Roussane

7

Where do you find the vineyard La Mouline

Cote-Rotie AOP within the lieux-dit Cote Blonde

8

Where do you find the vineyard La Turque

Cote-Rotie AOP within the lieux-dit Cote Brun

9

Who are the two most famous producers of La Landonne

-E. Guigal
-René Rostaing

10

Who produces La Chapelle and where is it located

Jaboulet. The wine comes form the climat of L'Hermite in Hermitage

11

Name 5 lieux-dits of Hermitage

-L'Hermite
-Les Bessards
-Les Beaumes
-Le Méal
-La Croix
-Péleat
-Les Greffieux
-Maison Blanche
-L'Homme

12

What is Gore

Naked granite soil in Cornas

13

What is the name of the granite soil in Cornas

Gore

14

Name the lieux-dits of Cornas

-Les Reynards
-La Côte
-Les Chaillot
-Les Mazards

15

What is Hermitage vin de paille

-An expression of dessert wine from Hermitage made with dried Marsanne/Roussane

-The wines have a minimum potential abv of 19.5% but an acquired abv of 12.5%

-The grapes must be dried for a minimum 45 days after which their minimum must weight must be 350g/L

-No specified RS

16

What styles of wine are designated to Saint-Péray

White wine and traditional method mousseux sparkling wine made from Marsanne/Roussanne

17

Who is the current owner of Chateau Grillet

Francois Pinault (Used to be Neyret-Gachet, was sold in 2011)

18

What style of wine is designated to Coteaux de Die

White wine from 100% Clairette

19

What style of wine is designated to Cremant de Die

Sparkling wine based on:

-Mostly Clairette with Aligoté and Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains

-Muscat cannot exceed 10% of the blend

20

What style of wine is designated to Clairette de Die AOP

-Traditional Method Sparkling: 100% Clairette

-Clairette de Die Methode Diose Ancestrale: Min 75% Muscat a Petit Grains plus Clairette

-Traditional Method sparkling has MAX RS of 15 g/L while Method Ancestrale has MIN RS of 35 g/L which means it will always be at least demi-sec in sweetness

21

What style of wine is designated to Chatillon-en-Diois

White: Chardonnay and Aligoté

Rosé/Red: 75% Gamay plus Pinot Noir and Syrah

22

Minimum abv of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

12.5% this is the highest minimum abv for dry AOP wine in all of France

23

What is le rapé in CdP production

Mandatory declassification or discarding of at least 2% of the harvested grapes

24

What is the main grape of Chateau Beaucastel

Mourvedre. They're also known for using every authorized varietal

25

What is unique about Chateau Rayas

CdP often times made from 100% Grenache

26

What was the first estate-bottled CdP

Chateau La Nerthe

27

Name the other labels of Chateau Rayas

-Pignan
-Chateau de Fonsalette
-Pialade

They also own Chateau des Tours

28

What is the northernmost chateau in CdP

Chateau de Beaucastel

29

Name 5 villages allowed to append their name to Cotes du Rhone-Villages

-Chusclan
-Plan de Dieu
-St-Gervais
-St-Maurice
-Valréas
-Visan
-Roaix
-Rochegude

(There are 18 total but this is a good sample)

30

What is regarded as the best lieux-dit of CdP

Le Crau; This is also where Ch. Vieux Telegraph grows its grapes and the name appears on their label

31

What is the minimum % of Grenache for Gigondas

50%

*Gigondas can only make Red and Rosé*

32

What is the minimum % of Grenache for Vaqueyras Rouge

50%

*Vaqueyras can make White, Rosé and Red*

33

What style of wine is designated to Beaumes-de-Venise

Red wine only based on 50% Grenache

34

What style of wine is designated to Vinsobres AOP

Red wine only based on 50% Grenache

35

What is the minimum and maximum abv for Tavel

Min: 11.5%

Max: 13.5%

36

What grape must be present in Tavel wines by law

Grenache Noir

37

What communes may bottle VDN wines as Rasteau AOP

-Rasteau
-Cairanne
-Sablet

38

If a bottle of Rasteau AOP wine is red and unfortified, what commune of production must it come from

Rasteau

39

What is the minimum abv for Rasteau VDN

21.5% potential alcohol but the finished wine has a minimum of 15%

40

What does the term ambré indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

Red VDN displaying more oxidative character and aged at least 3 years before release

41

What does the term tuilé indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

White VDN displaying oxidative characteristic and aged for at least 3 years before release

42

What is the minimum RS for Rasteau VDN

45 g/L

43

In what proportion may grape spirit be added to Rasteau VDN for mutage

5-10%

44

What does blanc indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

Younger, fresher white style

45

What does grenat indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

Younger fresher red style

46

What color wines are permitted for Rasteau VDN

White, Rosé, Red

47

What does the tern Hors d'Age indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

The wine is aged at least 5 years prior to release

48

What does the term Rancio indicate on a bottle of Rasteau VDN

Deliberately oxidized and madeirized style of wine left in open barrels and exposed to sunlight

49

Name the communes of production for Muscat de Beames-d-Venise

-Beaumes-de-Venise
-Aubignan

50

What is the minimum RS for Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise VDN wines

100 g/L

51

What style of wine is designated to Muscat-de-Beaumes-de-Venise

VDN styles only in White, Rosé and Red

52

What is the minimum abv of Muscat-de-Beaumes-de-Venise

21.5% potential alcohol but 15% minimum finished alcohol

53

What is the northernmost appelation of the Southern Rhone

Grignan-Les-Adhémar AOP

This AOP used to be called Cotes du Tricastin but the producers pushed to relabel the AOP in 2010 to dissociate themselves from the Tricastin nuclear plant

54

Name the single-commune appellation within the Costières de Nimes producing exclusively white wine from 100% Clairette

Clairette de Bellgarde AOP

55

What is the newest AOP of the Southern Rhone as of 2013

Duché d'Uzès