Wines. Lecture 10. France. Bordeaux

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Wines: France—Bordeaux What are the AOC levels of Bordeaux wines? - Regional = AOC Bordeaux (40% of red, 70% of white) - Sub Regional = Haut Medoc - Commune = AOC Margaux - Chateau = Chateau Margaux - 1855 classification = identified 61 ranked wine estates or “Great Growths” from 1 st to 5 th growth - 1955 St. Emilion classification: 1855 classification ignored some wines, provided 3 classifications for wines Premier Grand Cru Classe = highest ranking, 13 chateaux now in this category; further divided into Category A and Category B Grand Cru Classe = middle category, 55 chateaux Grand Cru = 200 properties What are the major grape varieties grown in the different districts or appellations of Bordeaux? How do the wines of the right bank differ from the wines of the left bank? Overall - Whites = Semillon (dominant), Sauv. Blanc, Muscadelle, Ugni Blanc - Reds = Merlot (dominant), Cab Suav, Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot Left Bank - produces more austere, tannic wines with more pronounced black currant flavor that need time to age and develop - stony/pebble soil structure - older, better established region - Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant grape - Haut-Medoc = most important district, contains 4 principal communes, known for reds, particularly Cab Sauv - Pessac-Leognan = Cab Sauv, dry and sweet white wines - Graves (Sauternes) = dry and sweet white wines - St-Estephe, Pauillac, St-Julien, Margaux - Listrac and Moulis = two smaller communes Right Bank - produces more approachable, less tannic, plumier wines that contain more alcohol - richer in texture
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course HADM 430 taught by Professor Mutkowski during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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