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1

List the Burgundy Districts

Chablis

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Chablis is in what region, on what river?

Yonne Region, Serein River

3

Soil Composition of Chablis?

Limestone overlaid with a layer of Kimmeridgian clay (rich in marine fossils.)

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Major Climatic concern in Chablis

Frost

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The only grape(s) allowed in Chablis

Chardonnay

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How many vineyards have the right to Chablis Premier Cru AC?

40

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How many vineyards have the right to Chablis Grand Cru AC?

7

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Basic Chablis AC Characteristics

No oak.

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Chablis Premier Cru Characteristics

No oak.

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Chablis Grand Cru Characteristics

Oak flavors uncommon, but more likely (well integrated in older wines, rarely a major flavor component)

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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.

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The Cotes D'or is split into two areas

Cote de Nuits (northern)

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Climate of Burgundy

Cool, Continental

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Major weather concerns for burgundy

Frost and Hail

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What are the Soils of Cote d'Or

Limestone mixed with marl

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What are the Soils of Beaujolais

Granite

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Best sites in Burgundy

Mid slopes, which catch the deepest layer of slope wash & act as sun traps.

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Major grapes grown in Northern Burgundy

Pinot Noir

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Major grapes grown in Southern Burgundy

Gamay

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Vine planting and training for Northern Burgundy

High-Density planting

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Wine-making: Red

Traditional fermentation with sensitive use of oak maturation for Pinot Noir (16-18mos barrel aging for top quality)

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Wine-making: White

Chablis: Stainless steel with very little oak.

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Pinot Noir

Classic black grape variety of Burgundy (1/3 of plantings)

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Chardonnay

Great white wines of Burgundy (1/2 of plantings)

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Aligote

Bourgogne Aligote AC wines (5% of plantings)

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Gamay

1/10 of plantings

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Vine planting and training for Southern Burgundy (Beaujolais)

Gobelet pruned, freestanding vines.

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Regional ACs ($$)

1/2 of wine production

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Restricted Area Regional Appellations ($$):

Bourgogne-Hautes Cotes de Nuits

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Commune ACs

1/3 of wine production