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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