Flashcards in WSET Advanced - Burgundy Deck (50)
List the Burgundy Districts
Chablis is in what region, on what river?
Yonne Region, Serein River
Soil Composition of Chablis?
Limestone overlaid with a layer of Kimmeridgian clay (rich in marine fossils.)
Major Climatic concern in Chablis
The only grape(s) allowed in Chablis
How many vineyards have the right to Chablis Premier Cru AC?
How many vineyards have the right to Chablis Grand Cru AC?
Basic Chablis AC Characteristics
Chablis Premier Cru Characteristics
Chablis Grand Cru Characteristics
Oak flavors uncommon, but more likely (well integrated in older wines, rarely a major flavor component)
What are the names of the Chablis Grand Cru vineyards?
Les Clos, Vaudesir, Valmur, Les Preuses, Bougros, Blanchot, and Grenouilles. Also brand name La Mouton has Grand Cru status.
The Cotes D'or is split into two areas
Cote de Nuits (northern)
Climate of Burgundy
Major weather concerns for burgundy
Frost and Hail
What are the Soils of Cote d'Or
Limestone mixed with marl
What are the Soils of Beaujolais
Best sites in Burgundy
Mid slopes, which catch the deepest layer of slope wash & act as sun traps.
Major grapes grown in Northern Burgundy
Major grapes grown in Southern Burgundy
Vine planting and training for Northern Burgundy
Traditional fermentation with sensitive use of oak maturation for Pinot Noir (16-18mos barrel aging for top quality)
Chablis: Stainless steel with very little oak.
Classic black grape variety of Burgundy (1/3 of plantings)
Great white wines of Burgundy (1/2 of plantings)
Bourgogne Aligote AC wines (5% of plantings)
1/10 of plantings
Vine planting and training for Southern Burgundy (Beaujolais)
Gobelet pruned, freestanding vines.
Regional ACs ($$)
1/2 of wine production
Restricted Area Regional Appellations ($$):
Bourgogne-Hautes Cotes de Nuits