WSET Level 3 Bordeaux Flashcards Preview

WSET > WSET Level 3 Bordeaux > Flashcards

Flashcards in WSET Level 3 Bordeaux Deck (43)
Loading flashcards...
1

CHATEAU

Most vineyards are known in Bordeaux as...

2

3 biggest Bordeaux Areas

Left Bank, Right Bank, Between Dordogne and Garonne

3

Bordeaux Left Bank

Medoc: Saint Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien

4

Bordeaux Right Bank

Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Satellites, Pomerol, Fronsac, Cotes de Bourg, Premieres Cotes de Blaye

5

Bordeaux Between Dordogne and Garonne

Entre-Deux-Mers, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux

6

Climate

Moderate, maritime

7

Weather

1) Variable, annual vintage variation due to insufficient warmth during ripening period or too much rain at harvest.

8

Soils

Warm, well drained.

9

Bordeaux black grape varieties

Cab Sauv

10

Cabernet Sauvignon

At northern limit where it can successfully ripen.

11

Merlot

Most widely planted variety in Bordeaux

12

Cabernet Franc

#NAME?

13

Petit Verdot

Ripens fully only in very hot years

14

Medoc/Graves: key black varieties (blended)

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

15

Libourne: key black varieties (blended)

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

16

Bordeaux white grape varieties

Semillon

17

Semillon

Most widely planted white variety in Bordeaux

18

Sauvignon Blanc

In Bordeaux: distinctively herbaceous, grassy, elderflower

19

Muscadelle

Makes up very small percentage of Bordeaux sweet & dry blends (important supporting role).

20

Grape Growing

#NAME?

21

Key vineyard challenges

Variable levels of grape ripeness, fungal disease (from cloud cover, rain).

22

Making Red Wine

#NAME?

23

Making White Wine

-Stainless steel used to retain varietal character of dry wines (e.g. Sauv Blanc).

24

(13 grape varieties permitted)"

Generic: Anywhere in the Gironde region (Bordeaux, Bordeaux Superieur)

25

Generic Appellations

Red (M, CS, CF):

26

Appellation Groups

#NAME?

27

*Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc)"

Medoc

28

*Merlot, Cab Franc"

Saint-Emilion & satellites

29

*Merlot, Cab Franc"

Blaye

30

*Semillon, Sauv Blanc"

Entre-Deux-Mers