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1

Most famous climats of Hermitage.

Les Bessards
Le Meal
Les Greffieux
L' Hermite
La Chapelle
Les Murets
Beaume

2

In which village is the main facilities of E. Guical?

Ampuis

3

When was the Hermitage AOC established?

1937

4

Which producer released the first estate-bottled Chateauneuf-du-Pape and in what year?

Chateau La Nerthe
1785

5

Name the five producers of Hermitage that make up 80% of the appellation.

Delas
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
Paul Jaboulet Aine
Cave de Tain l'Hermitage
Chapoutier

6

Minimum percentage of Clairette in the Cremant de Die.

55% (the rest Aligote and Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains)

7

Most famous of the Cotes du Rhone Villages, located on the right bank of the river.

Chusclan

8

How many hectares is Chateau-Grillet?

3,5 ha

9

How many villages have the right to have their names printed on the Cotes du Rhone AOC label?

18

10

Most southerly appellation of the Rhone Valley.

Costieres de Nimes

11

Where is Thierry Allemand located? He produces his top wines from which two lieux-dits?

Cornas
Reynard and Les Chaillots

12

Name three of the best producers of Condrieu.

Yves Cuilleron
Andre Perret
Saint Cosme
Jean Michel Gerin
Dumazet
Delas
Rene Rostaing

13

Which appellation is dedicated exclusively to rose production in Rhone and what is the dominant grape of these wines?

Tavel
Grenache

14

What is the name of Alain Graillot's top Crozes-Hermitage bottling that is only bottled in the best vintages?

La Guiraude

15

What are Guical's Ermitage Blanc and Rouge bottlings called?

Ex-Voto

16

What style of wines are produced in Vacqueyras?

Red (95% of the production)
Rose
White (4% of the production)

17

What are the grape requirements for Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage red wines?

Minimum 85% Syrah
Maximum 15% Marsanne and/or Roussanne

18

What is the unique soil type found in Condrieu called?

Arzelles

19

What kind of barrels is Northern Rhone Syrah typically fermented in?

Large oak foudres

20

How is a methode ancestrale wine produced?

Wine is bottled before fermentation is complete thus the CO2 is trapped in the bottle

21

What are the best soil types that characterize the best vineyards of Cote Rotie, Condrieu and Hermitage?

Heat-retaining granitic and schistous soils

22

Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise AOP minimum residual sugar and alcohol.

The wines must contain at least 100g/L of sugar and feature at least 15% alcohol content

23

What is the name of the major soil type in Cornas?

Decomposed granite, resulting in clay like sands known as “Gores”

24

The Northern Rhone extends from what city to which city?

Vienne to Valence

25

What does co-fermenting with Viognier provide for the wines of Cote Rotie?

Stabilizes red wine colour and moderates tannin extraction

26

What is the largest AOP in Southern Rhone?

Cotes du Rhone

27

What is the climate of Southern Rhone?

Mediterranean

28

What are the two slopes nearest to Ampuis that are considered the heart of the appellation?

Cote Blonde
Cote Brune

29

Name the Condrieu bottlings that Cuilleron produces.

La Petite Cote
Les Chaillets
Les Ayguets
Lieu-dit Vernon

30

What appellation of the Southern Rhone exists for both dry red wines as well as fortified VDN wines of all colours?

Rasteau