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Flashcards in The Dordogne and South West France Deck (17):
1

Name the main appellation of the Dordogne

Bergerac

2

Name a good sweet white wine from the Dordogne

Monbazillac

3

Where did 'Black Wines' traditionally come from and what grape is used?

Cahors, Malbec

4

What white grape is predominantly used in Cotes de Gasgogne?

Ugni Blanc

5

Name the wine region south of Bergerac towards the Pyrenees.
What grape is used in high proportion in their red wines?

Madiran
Tannat

6

Name the wine region most south of Madiran in the foothills of the Pyrenees
Famous for sweet wines made from which grape?

Jurancon
Petit Manseng

7

How do grapes for the sweet wines of Jurancon achieve their sweetness and what are the two main tasting notes?

Passerillage
Apricot and Grapefruit (sometimes with spicy new oak).

8

Where is the Dordogne located?

East of Entre-deux-Mers, on the river Dordogne

9

Roughly how is the climate of Dordogne?

Similar to Bordeaux but with less moderating maritime influence

10

What colour wines are produced in Bergerac and what grapes are used?

Red and white from the same grapes as Bordeaux

11

Where is Cahors located and what are the soil types?

East of Bdx, either side of the River Lot
Fertile river valley bottom, less fertile on slopes and the plain above

12

What is the colour and style of Cahors wine and which grapes predominate?

Reds aged in oak delivering deep colour, high tannins and dark berry fruit. They mature slowly to deliver notes of cedar and earth
Made from Malbec, Merlot and Tannat

13

What is produced in Cotes de Gasgogne, what is the primary grape and what are the tasting notes?

Dry light white
Ugni Blanc
Green apples

14

Where is Madiran, what wine does it produce and from which grape?

South of Cotes de Gasgogne
High tannin reds
Tannat
The wines need long bottle ageing to soften the tannins

15

Where is Jurancon, what wines does it produce and from which grape?

Foothills of the Pyrenees
Dry and sweet whites
From high acid Petit Manseng

16

Is Botrytis used to make Jurancon sweet wines?
What are the tasting notes?

No, Passerillage
Apricot and grapefruit sometimes with some spicy oak

17

List the 4 Natural factors of wine

Grapes
Climate
Weather
Soil / Aspect