Flashcards in France - Loire Deck (109)
Name the three subzones created in 2011 for Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine.
In which AOC do we come across the Romorantin grape?
Subregions of Muscadet.
Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire
Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu
Muscadet Sevre et Maine
Name the three types of soil found in Sancerre.
Main grape variety used in Cote du Forez AOC.
Name the principal variety used in Jasnieres and the type of wines that it produces.
Dry white wines
What is the grape used in Pouilly-sur-Loire AOP?
Which grapes are used in the production of the "unusual" rose appellation Touraine Noble-Joue?
Pinot Meunier (min 40%)
Name the principal variety used in Cote Roannaise AOC.
What type of wine is made in Coteaux du Layon?
Sweet wine from Chenin Blanc
Old Loire synonym of Sauvignon Gris.
Fie (Fiet or Fiers)
St. Pourcain red and rose is made from what grapes?
What are the following grapes known as in the Loire Valley? Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Groslot.
Which region of the Loire Valley is considered its largest and most diverse?
What additional grape, other than Chenin Blanc, is allowed in Vouvray, but seldom encountered?
Arbois (Orbois or Menu Pineau)
What is Chenin Blanc known as in Anjou?
Pineau de la Loire
What is the main white grape of the Pays Nantais?
Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet)
What are the three soil types found in Chinon and where are they located on the slope?
Varennes (closer to the river Vienne)
Planting density in Chinon? Pruning for Cabernet Franc?
What is the climate like in the Central Vineyards?
In what style is Coteaux de l'Aubance produced in?
Sweet white wines from Chenin Blanc
Name the three off-dry rose appellations of Anjou.
Cabernet d'Anjou (minimum 10 gr/lt)
Cabernet de Saumur (maximum 10 gr/lt) [NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION/ABSORBED BY SAUMUR AOP]
Rose d'Anjou (minimum 7 gr/lt up to 20 gr/lt)
What grape is used in the wines of Orleans Clery?
Which Touraine AOC/AOP bottling requires 100% Gamay?
Touraine Primeur Rouge
Name two of the best producers of Quarts de Chaume.
Domaine des Baumard
Saint-Pourcain blanc is made from what grapes?
What is the name of the most southern and remote appellation of the Loire Valley?
Côtes d'Auvergne (elevated from VDQS to full AOC status in 2011)
Nickname of the Loire Valley?
Jardin de la France
What grape is used in Quincy AOP?