Flashcards in The Dordogne and South West France Deck (17):
Name the main appellation of the Dordogne
Name a good sweet white wine from the Dordogne
Where did 'Black Wines' traditionally come from and what grape is used?
What white grape is predominantly used in Cotes de Gasgogne?
Name the wine region south of Bergerac towards the Pyrenees.
What grape is used in high proportion in their red wines?
Name the wine region most south of Madiran in the foothills of the Pyrenees
Famous for sweet wines made from which grape?
How do grapes for the sweet wines of Jurancon achieve their sweetness and what are the two main tasting notes?
Apricot and Grapefruit (sometimes with spicy new oak).
Where is the Dordogne located?
East of Entre-deux-Mers, on the river Dordogne
Roughly how is the climate of Dordogne?
Similar to Bordeaux but with less moderating maritime influence
What colour wines are produced in Bergerac and what grapes are used?
Red and white from the same grapes as Bordeaux
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
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
What is produced in Cotes de Gasgogne, what is the primary grape and what are the tasting notes?
Dry light white
Where is Madiran, what wine does it produce and from which grape?
South of Cotes de Gasgogne
High tannin reds
The wines need long bottle ageing to soften the tannins
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
Is Botrytis used to make Jurancon sweet wines?
What are the tasting notes?
Apricot and grapefruit sometimes with some spicy oak