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ven2lec6_(worldvit)mod - VEN 2 World Viticulture France and...

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VEN 2 World Viticulture
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France and AOC’s An AOC (Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée) is the name given to wine produced in a geographically delimited area within which most aspects of grape and wine production are strictly regulated to insure that wine from this location is of consistently high quality and of the traditional style associated with this region.
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France and AOC’s Although French viticulture is strongly associated with AOC’s, only 40% of the vineyard acreage is in AOC areas, producing only 30% of the total wine. Grapes can be grown anywhere and wine produced but the wine cannot carry the name of an AOC unless the grapes are grown within the geographical boundaries of the AOC.
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France and AOC’s In AOC areas, almost every aspect of grape and wine production is regulated, including: vineyard location, grape cultivar (and clone), training and pruning methods, fertilization, irrigation (none allowed except for frost protection), yield, harvest date, alcohol level and enological methods.
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France and AOC’s AOC is the highest category of French wine Vins de pays (country wines – accounting for 15% of the production) have a general origin Vins de table (table wines) must not specify the origin of the fruit and can be blended with wines from other countries.
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France and AOC’s AOCs have been established in France for the following agricultural commodities: 1. Wine 1. Cheese 1. Olives 1. Table Grapes 1. Mushrooms?
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Gironde River Garonne River
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Principle cultivars planted in some regions of France Region Cultivar (white*, red**) Alsace Riesling*, Gewurztraminer*, Sylvaner*, Pinot noir** Champagne Chardonnay*, Pinot noir**, Meunier** Burgundy (Chablis) Chardonnay* (Chablis), Pinot noir**, Gamay** Rhone Viognier*, Syrah**, Grenache** Loire Chenin blanc*, Sauvignon blanc* Cognac Ugni blanc* (syn. St. Emilion)
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course VEN 81437 taught by Professor Larrywilliams during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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