The World of Wines - Week 2

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THE WORLD OF WINES Week Two
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TOPICS FOR WEEK 2 – BORDEAUX, PART 1 Bordeaux Overview Principal Grapes Bordeaux Classification System – AOC’s The Red Wine Aromas of Bordeaux Entre-Deux-Mers AOC Wine Tasting – Flight 1 The Medoc, Haut Medoc, etc. AOC’s Wine Tasting – Flight 2 Graves, Pessac – Leognan AOC’s Wine Tasting – Flight 3 – Pessac - Leognan Key Haut-Medoc AOC’s and Wine Characteristics Wine Tasting – Flight 4
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BORDEAUX OVERVIEW Largest fine wine district in the world - Vineyard areas larger than all of Germany and New Zealand - 15,000 growers - 4,000 chateaux’s - ~700 million bottles/year - 57 AOC regions - Red wines predominate 6:1 Geographical advantages - Near the sea plus rivers equals moderate and stable climate - Few frosts - Summers and falls are reliably warm and sunny - Terroir (drainage a key) - Long season Long wine growing history - Key properties existed in 12 th century - Experience determined best grape varieties - Significant investment made - Classified growths in 1855 - Great vintages can last 25-35 years (or more) - Major shipping port at City of Bordeaux
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RED GRAPES IN BORDEAUX ---------------------------Wine Features ------------------------------- Color Grape Grape Features Intensity Aroma Taste Aging Potential, etc. Cabernet
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course ACCT 305 taught by Professor Allen during the Spring '11 term at Wilmington DE.

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