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1

List The Northern Rhone AOP's From North To South

Cote Rotie, Condrieu, St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, St. Peray, Clairette de Die, Chatillon-en-Diois.

2

What is the primary classic grape varietal of the Northern Rhone?

Syrah

3

The cold, dry ______________, is a defining climatic element of the Southern Rhône and Provence, blows down from the Massif Central and affects the Northern Rhône in winter and spring. Although the wind is strong enough to strip the vines—many trees in the valley grow leaning southward, bent by the wind—it dries the vineyards, preventing mold and mildew from taking hold.

Mistral Wind

4

The wines of the Northern Rhone are typically fermented and aged in large oak _____________, although some producers are now experimenting with new barriques.

Foudres

5

What are Foudres?

A generic French term for large wooden vats between 20 and 120 hectoliters.

6

What are the five appellations for syrah in the Northern Rhone?

Hermitage AOP, Crozes-Hermitage AOP, Cornas AOP, Côte-Rôtie AOP, St-Joseph AOP.

7

Which AOPs in the Northern Rhône can only produce red wines?

Cornas and Côte-Rôtie

8

Which AOPs in Norhern Rhône can produce only white wines?

St-Péray, Condrieu, Château Grillet, Coteaux de Die, Châtillon-en-Dois

9

What is the climate of the Northern Rhône?

Continental

10

What is the general soil type for Northern Rhône?

Granitic and schistous heat-retaining soils

11

What is arzelle?

The topsoil laced with powdery mica around Condrieu