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1

Name the three subzones created in 2011 for Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine.

Gorges
Clisson
Le Pallet

2

In which AOC do we come across the Romorantin grape?

Cour-Cheverny AOC

3

Subregions of Muscadet.

Muscadet
Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire
Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu
Muscadet Sevre et Maine

4

Name the three types of soil found in Sancerre.

Terres Blanches
Caillotes
Silex

5

Main grape variety used in Cote du Forez AOC.

Gamay

6

Name the principal variety used in Jasnieres and the type of wines that it produces.

Chenin Blanc
Dry white wines

7

What is the grape used in Pouilly-sur-Loire AOP?

Chasselas

8

Which grapes are used in the production of the "unusual" rose appellation Touraine Noble-Joue?

Pinot Meunier (min 40%)
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir

9

Name the principal variety used in Cote Roannaise AOC.

Gamay

10

What type of wine is made in Coteaux du Layon?

Sweet wine from Chenin Blanc

11

Old Loire synonym of Sauvignon Gris.

Fie (Fiet or Fiers)

12

St. Pourcain red and rose is made from what grapes?

Gamay
Pinot Noir

13

What are the following grapes known as in the Loire Valley? Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Groslot.

Breton
Cot
Grolleau

14

Which region of the Loire Valley is considered its largest and most diverse?

Anjou

15

What additional grape, other than Chenin Blanc, is allowed in Vouvray, but seldom encountered?

Arbois (Orbois or Menu Pineau)

16

What is Chenin Blanc known as in Anjou?

Pineau de la Loire

17

What is the main white grape of the Pays Nantais?

Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet)

18

What are the three soil types found in Chinon and where are they located on the slope?

Tuffeau (slopes)
Clay
Varennes (closer to the river Vienne)

19

Planting density in Chinon? Pruning for Cabernet Franc?

5,000 vines/hectare
Single Guyot

20

What is the climate like in the Central Vineyards?

Continental

21

In what style is Coteaux de l'Aubance produced in?

Sweet white wines from Chenin Blanc

22

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)

23

What grape is used in the wines of Orleans Clery?

Cabernet Franc

24

Which Touraine AOC/AOP bottling requires 100% Gamay?

Touraine Primeur Rouge

25

Name two of the best producers of Quarts de Chaume.

Domaine des Baumard
Chateau Pierre-Bise

26

Saint-Pourcain blanc is made from what grapes?

Chardonnay
Sacy (Tressalier)
Sauvignon Blanc

27

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)

28

Nickname of the Loire Valley?

Jardin de la France

29

What grape is used in Quincy AOP?

Sauvignon Blanc

30

What is the name of Touraine's largest and most important white wine region?

Vouvray