Flashcards in WSET2 - Chapter 7 - Chardonnay Deck (31):
What are (3) winemaking processes by which flavors are added to Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentation, lees stirring and oak treatment.
What flavors are introduced by malolactic fermentation
Buttery, creamy and dairy based flavors
How does malolactic fermentation work
Malo acids are transformed to Lactic acids by yeasts
What flavors are introduced by oak into chardonnay
Toast, vanilla and coconut
Is Chablis oaked? What grape is used?
No, 100% Chardonnay
Chardonnays can/cannot be aged
Chardonnays are full/medium/light bodied
What helps chardonnays develop a honeyed, nutty and savory complexity
Ageing - possible in the best ones
What climate does Chablis have?
A wine with a green fruit/citrus flavor and a smoky, flinty or mineral quality is a ______
Describe two fruit flavors in a Chablis and three secondary flavors
Green fruit and citrus. Secondary: smoky, flinty and mineral
What region is in the heart of Burgundy
Chardonnay wines are mainly made in the South or North of the Cote d'Or?
What are the two main parts of the Cote d'Or? Which is North/South?
North: Cote de Nuit, South: Cote de Beaune.
Mersault is a white burgundy from _______
Cotes de Beaune
Puligny Montrachet is a white burgundy from _____
Cotes de Beaune
Malolactic fermentation and oak are/are not common in Mersault wines
What are the fruit flavors in a Puligny Motrachet wine as well as secondary characteristics
White stone fruit into tropical with vanilla, spice and savory notes
What vineyard in the Bourgogne is judged by many to produce the best Chardonnay wines?
The Maconnais produces what kind of chardonnay?
Large volume - its the most southernly location
Wines from Maconnais are/are not oaked
What is the flavor profile of a chardonnay from Maconnais
Light and fruity - melon and citrus
Pouilly-Fuisse is/is not oaked
What is the flavor profile of a Pouilly-Fuisse?
Tropical fruit- pineapple and melon - plus oak
Name three regions for premium Chardonnay in Australia
Margaret river, Adelaide hills, Yarra valley
Where is chardonnay made in New Zealand
Name two regions in California for premium chardonnay
Carneros and Sonoma
Where in Chile are they making premium chardonnay
Where in Argentina are they making premium chardonnay
Where in South Africa are they making premium chardonnay