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1

Bergerac AOP makes what color wines?

red, white, rosé

2

How is Côtes de Bergerac AOP different from Bergerac AOP when there aren't any hills in the area?

Côtes de Bergerac AOP requires a higher ABV minimum.

3

What's the appellation in this area that produces long-lived reds?

Pécharmant AOP, based on Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Côt.

4

What are the 5 sweet wine appellations within Bergerac?

Monbazillac AOP
Saussignac AOP
Rosette AOP
Haut-Montravel AOP
Côtes de Montravel AOP (regular Montravel AOP wines must be white or red AND dry!)

5

What are the 4 most important AOPs south of Bordeaux?

Cahors AOP
Madiran AOP
Jurançon AOP
Gaillac AOP

6

What's the secondary grape in Madiran?

Fer

7

What is the appellation used for semi-sweet and sweet white wines in Madiran? What grapes do they use?

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOP - they use Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu, and Arrufiac.

8

What's the river that runs through Cahors?

The Lot

9

Cahoots must be minimum 70% what?

Malbec

10

What are the grapes that go into Jurançon?

Gros Manseng
Petit Manseng
Petit Courbu
Camaralet
Lauzet

11

What are the 2 AOPs in the Basque-influenced Pyrénées-Atlantiques département?

Irouléguy AOP
Béarn AOP

They use similar grapes

12

Gaillac AOP can be what colors and which grapes do they use?

red, white and rosé

red grapes: Duras, Fer, Syrah, and Gamay
white grapes: Mauzac, Muscadelle, and Len de l’El

13

Gaillac AOP can produce sweet and sparkling wines. What are those called?

Gaillac Doux
Gaillac Mousseux (made in méthode Gaillaçoise, a variant of the méthode ancestrale, or méthode traditionelle)

14

Marciallac AOP is 90% what grape?

Fer

15

What AOP must be 50% Negrette?

Fronton AOP