wines2 - France Vin de pays regional wine Vin de table...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
France Vin de pays – regional wine Vin de table – table wine Best known wines are AOC, they represent 35% of French wine AOC system is hierarchical Regional, sub-regional, commune (village) Chateau – winery Vineyard appellation: Premier cru – first growth; village name + vineyard name Grand cru – great growth (very best wines): vineyard name only Model for wine production in many other countries BURGUNDY o Most commonly known as Cote d’Or meaning the slope of gold o 100% varietals wines (wines produced from one single grape variety) o differences in wines are due to the soil differences o vineyards are small due to the division of the land among children o individual vineyards have several owners o wines from different owners in a single vineyard can differ dramatically o most vineyard owners sell their grapes to negociants, merchants who typically blend wine from several vineyards. o Grower producers – make their own wine and sell it under their label o Burgundy wines are typically high in alcohol (13%) and sugar is often added to the must o Has over 100 appellations 2/3 carries the regional appellation 1/3 carries the village appellation 1% carries a vineyard appellation on burgundy wines, the appellation is the most prominent identifier and the wine producer is usually identified in a relatively small type at the bottom of the label.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
BEAUJOLAIS south of burgundy gamay noir Beaujolais nouvea (nouveau means new) CHABLIS Northwest burgundy Produces only white wine from chardonnay Has premier cru and grand cru vineyard appellations BORDEAUX Southwest part of France Wines require chaptalization Vineyards are bigger than those in Burgundy because land was not subdivided Wines are typically blended from several varieties When no single variety constitutes more than 75% of the wine, they are given a propriety name and referred to as Meritage wines. Red wines are typically much darker and more tannic than Burgundy Grapes are higher in peigment and tannin Alcohol is lower (11%) Bottles always have pronounced shoulders Appellations : o Medoc - produces mainly red wines - Cabernet Sauvignon predominant variety - Saint Emilion – village where Merlot and Cabernet Franc predominate o Haut-Medoc - northwest of Bordeaux o Graves o Sauternes - famous for sweet white wines made from very ripe grapes that are infect with botrytis. Wines are typically identified by chateau (winery) Largest lettering is the name of the winery
Background image of page 2
In 1855, wine brokers of the Medoc were asked to rank the best fred wines of Bordeaux. The categories were first growths through fifth growths. ● RHONE
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 16

wines2 - France Vin de pays regional wine Vin de table...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online