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1

What are the Major Wine-Producing Cantons of Switzerland?

Valais
Vaud
Geneva
Neuchâtel
Ticino

2

What are the grapes in Dole?

Dole: Min. 85% combined Pinot Noir and Gamay, plus Garanoir, Gamaret, Ancellotta, Diolinoir, Carminoir, Merlot, Syrah

In Valais

3

What is Charte Grain Noble Confidentiel?

A label seal of quality for traditional sweet wines, created in 1996
Allowed Varieties: Ermitage, Petite Arvine, Amigne, Johannisberg, Malvoisie, Paien (Heida, Savagnin)
Minimum Vine Age: 15 years
Minimum Must Weight: 130° Oechsle (no chaptalization)
Minimum Aging: 12 months in wood

In Valais

4

What are the Grand Crus of Valais AOC?

Salquenen
Saint-Léonard
Conthey
Vétroz
Fully


For Vetroz- Varieties: Chasselas, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Amigne
Chaptalization prohibited for white varietals
Amigne de Vétroz Sweetness Indicators (required from the 2005 vintage forward):
One bee: less than 8 g/l residual sugar
Two bees: 9-25 g/l of residual sugar
Three bees: 25+ g/l of residual sugar

5

What are the Regional Appellations of the Vaud (as of 2009 vintage)?

Lavaux AOC
Communes: Epesses, Villette, Lutry, St-Saphorin, Chardonne, Montreaux, Vevey
Grand Crus: Dézaley AOC, Calamin AOC

La Côte AOC
Communes: Morges, Aubonne, Perroy, Féchy, Mont-sur-Rolle, Tartegnin, Coteau du Vincy, Bursinel, Vinzel, Luins, Begnins, Nyon

Chablais AOC
Communes: Aigle, Villeneuve, Yvorne, Ollon, Bex

Vully AOC

Côtes de l'Orbe AOC

Bonvillars AOC

6

What are the sub-regions of Geneva?

Mandement
Communes: Choully, Peissy, Peney, Bourdigny, Russin, Dardagny, Satigny, Bellevue, Genthod, Collex-Bossy,
Céligny

Entre Arve et Rhone
Communes: Soral, Bardonnex, Avully, Cartigny, Chancy, Troinex, Veyrier

Entre Arve et Lac
Communes: Hermance, Anières, Collonge-Bellerive,Corsier, Cologny, Jussy, Choulex

7

What are the subdivisions of Neuchâtel?

La Béroche
Communes: Vaumarcus, La Béroche, Bevaix. (On Lake Neuchâtel)

The Coast
Communes: Cortaillod, Boudry, Auvernier, Neuchatel. (On Lake Neuchâtel)

Entre-deux-Lacs
Communes: Cressier, Entre-deux-Lacs, Le Landeron (On Lake Bienne)

8

What are the Neuchâtel Specialties?

Oeil-de-Perdrix: Rosé of Pinot Noir. (Originated here but the Canton failed to protect the name.)

Non Filtré: Released on the third Wednesday in January at an official tasting in the city's town hall. Bottled without filtering the yeast.

Perdrix Blanc: Still Blanc de Pinot Noir.

9

What is the Neuchâtel Label of Quality?

The "La Gerle" label is accorded after examination and tasting by experts considering multiple criteria for quality wine made with Chasselas. "La Gerle" is the name of the hod used to carry the harvest that contains approximately 100L of pressed grapes.

10

What are the sub-regions of Ticino?

Sopraceneri - (Above) North of Monte Ceneri
Important wine districts: Gordola, Bellinzona, Camorino, Malzaglia.

Sottoceneri (Below) South of Monte Cenari
Important wine districts: Chiasso, Morbio, Inferiore, Castel San Pietro, Coldrerio, Novazzano, Stabio

11

What are the Grand Cru AOC's in Lavaux AOC?

Dézaley AOC
Calamin AOC