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1
Q

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

A

Bordeaux

2
Q

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

A

East (further inland)

3
Q

What is the climate of the Dordogne?

A

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

4
Q

What are the two major appellations of the Dordogne?

A
  1. Bergerac
  2. Monbazillac
5
Q

What styles of wine does Bergerac make?

A

Dry, still red + white wines

  • same grapes as Bordeaux
6
Q

What style of wine is made in Monbazillac?

A

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

A good alternate to Sauternes

7
Q

What river runs through the Bergerac AOP?

A

The Dordogne River

8
Q

In what direction is Cahors in relation to Bordeaux?

A

East (further inland)

9
Q

Which river runs through the Cahors AOP?

A

The Lot River

10
Q

What is the most important grape in Cahors?

What are the other two grapes planted in Cahors?

A

Most important: Malbec

Other two: Merlot, Tannat

11
Q

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

A

Cahors AOP

Made with at least 70% Malbec

12
Q

What is the general profile of a wine from Cahors?

A
  • Deep color
  • High tannins
  • Concentrated dark berry fruits
  • Notes of cedar, oak, earth
  • Ageable
13
Q

What is the most important IGP of South West France?

A

Côtes de Gascogne IGP

14
Q

What is the principal grape in Côtes de Gascogne IGP?

What it is like?

A

Ugni Blanc

Light body, dry, green apple-y

15
Q

What is the principal grape in Madiran AOP?

What is it like?

A

Tannat

  • Deep color
  • High tannin
16
Q

What French AOP is in the foothills of the Pyrenées?

A

Jurançon AOP

17
Q

What styles of wine are made in Jurançon AOP?

A

Dry and sweet white wines

18
Q

What is the principal grape of Jurançon AOP?

A

Petit Manseng (high acid grape)

19
Q

How are the sweet wines of Jurançon made?:

  • botrytis
  • passerillage
  • fortified while fermenting
A

Passerillage (dehydrating grapes on the vine)