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1

Many of the grapes used in the Dordogne are the same ones you'd see in which other French wine region?

Bordeaux

2

In what direction is the Dordogne in relation to Entre-Deux-Mers?

East (further inland)

3

What is the climate of the Dordogne?

Similar to Bordeaux (moderate maritime) though it has less maritime influence.

4

What are the two major appellations of the Dordogne?

  1. Bergerac
  2. Monbazillac

5

What styles of wine does Bergerac make?

Dry, still red + white wines

  • same grapes as Bordeaux

6

What style of wine is made in Monbazillac?

Sweet, botrytis-affected wines made from Sauvignon Blanc + Sémillon

A good alternate to Sauternes

7

What river runs through the Bergerac AOP?

The Dordogne River

8

In what direction is Cahors in relation to Bordeaux?

East (further inland)

9

Which river runs through the Cahors AOP?

The Lot River

10

What is the most important grape in Cahors?

What are the other two grapes planted in Cahors?

Most important: Malbec

Other two: Merlot, Tannat

11

What appellation in the Southwest of France was historically known for its "black wines"?

Cahors AOP

Made with at least 70% Malbec

 

12

What is the general profile of a wine from Cahors?

  • Deep color
  • High tannins
  • Concentrated dark berry fruits
  • Notes of cedar, oak, earth
  • Ageable

13

What is the most important IGP of South West France?

Côtes de Gascogne IGP

14

What is the principal grape in Côtes de Gascogne IGP?

What it is like?

Ugni Blanc

Light body, dry, green apple-y

15

What is the principal grape in Madiran AOP?

What is it like?

Tannat

  • Deep color
  • High tannin

16

What French AOP is in the foothills of the Pyrenées?

Jurançon AOP

17

What styles of wine are made in Jurançon AOP?

Dry and sweet white wines

18

What is the principal grape of Jurançon AOP?

Petit Manseng (high acid grape)

19

How are the sweet wines of Jurançon made?:

  • botrytis
  • passerillage
  • fortified while fermenting

Passerillage (dehydrating grapes on the vine)