Bordeaux - France-Bordeaux (Steve Miller) What are the AOC...

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France—Bordeaux (Steve Miller) What are the AOC levels of Bordeaux wines? (LEVEL – EXAMPLE) Regional – AOC Bordeaux (accounts for 40% of reds and 70% of whites) Sub Regional – Haut Medoc Commune – AOC Margaux Chateau – Chateau Margeaux What are the major grape varieties grown in the different districts or appellations of Bordeaux? 57 appellations in Bordeaux 6 main wine categories: Dry whites (15% of production) Sweet whites (2% of production) Crémant de Bordeaux (sparkling) Rosé Clairet (light reds) Red (the majority of Bordeaux wine) GRAPE VARIETIES IN BORDEAUX: White: Semillon, Sauv Blanc, Muscadelle (used in small quantities), Ugni Blanc (not terribly common) Red: Merlot (overall important), Cab Sauv (close second), Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere (not terribly common) Blends are very very common Which of the fine wine producing districts of Bordeaux have been classified? The Medoc, for red wine classifications Communes: Margeaux, St-Julien, Pauillac, St-Estephe, Moulis, Listrac Saunternes and Barsac, for sweet white wines Graves – one red wine What are the names of the five Chateaux which hold the First Growth Status today? Latour, Margeaux, Haut-Brion, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild How do the wines of the right bank differ from the wines of the left bank?
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Left Bank is mostly red wines (blends of Merlot and Cab Sauv) – gravelly soil. Medoc (Left Bank) is on the left bank (60 of the classified growths exist there). Graves (produces some great whites)
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course H ADM 430 taught by Professor Smutkoski during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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