BORDEAUX

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Bordeaux, Loire & Rhône Food Science 470 Wine Appreciati on Dr. Christian E. BUTZKE Associate Professor of Enology Department of Food Science La France La France Bordeaux Bordeaux – Region centered around the seaport city of Bordeaux, the nation’s 5th largest city Bordeaux is the largest fine wine-making region in the world! – with 284,000 acres of 57 AOCs (nearly 4x Burgundy; ½ of California acreage) – 170+ million gallons of wine annually Bordeaux AOCs of Bordeaux • Médoc • Pomerol • StEmilion • Graves Major Districts • Best known for blended red wines • 15% of total production is white • Well-drained gravel ( graves ) soils and Bordeaux – Le Bordelais Data Source: www.weather.com Mean Daily Temperatures Data Source: www.weather.com Annual Precipitation Data Source: www.weather.com Monthly Precipitation “Vintage Chart“ Bordeaux Pax Romana: 27 BC - 180 AD The vast Roman Empire included all lands around the Mediterranean Sea Bordeaux originally called ‘Burdigala’ the capitol city of ancient Gascony Province from which many swashbuckling les (“The Three Musketeers”, “Cyrano de ergerac”) originated Region became known as the “Aquitaine” Bordeaux Region – Region a dowry given to Henri Plantagenet of England when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1152 – He became King Henry II – Henry and Eleanor the parents of Richard the Lionheart – Aquitaine remained under British rule form the 12th to Bordeaux Region • “Bottling” (molded glass bottles filled with wine and sealed with bark corks) began in the Médoc district in the early 1700’s Bordeaux Region • 2003: Invention of the famous “French Army Knife” Bordeaux Region – A “chateau” in Bordeaux is a name applied to a country home, usually a grand mansion, situated upon a vineyard estate of 50 to more than several hundred acres – More than 9,000 “chateaux” in Bordeaux Chateau Chai (Cellar) Vineyards Le Château Click to edit Master subtitle style Click to edit Master subtitle style Château Margaux Château Margaux Colloquium on the Effects of Temperature on Wine Quality eProven ance.co m Wooden Fermentors Stainless Steel Fermentors Châte au 2nd-Year Barrel Cellar In wine nomenclature, however, the term “Chateau” (or Clos, Cru, or Domaine) refers to a vineyard that has winemaking and storage facilities on the property....
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2010 for the course FS 470 taught by Professor Christianbutzke during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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