Cotes AOCs

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Cotes AOCs
2013-12-15 18:38:35
FWS Bordeaux

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  1. Name the Cotes AOCs
    • Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux: r, w-moelleux / and Cadillac w-liquoreux
    • Cotes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire: w-dry, w-moelleux
    • Premieres Cotes de Blaye: r, w-dry / Cotes de Blaye is w-dry / Blaye is r, w-dry
    • Cotes de Bourg: r, w-dry
    • Cotes de Castillon: r
    • Bordeaux-Cotes de Francs: r, w-dry, w-moelleux
    • Graves de Vayres: r, w-dry, w-moelleux
    • Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux: r, w-dry, w-moelleux
  2. Which Cotes do not allow dry white?
    • Premier Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Cotes de Castillon
  3. Which Cotes do not allow red?
    • Cotes de Blaye
    • Cotes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire
  4. Which Cotes allow moelleux white?
    • Premier Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Cotes de Bordeaux-Saint-Macaire
    • Bordeaux-Cotes de Francs
    • Graves de Vayres
    • Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux
  5. When was Cotes de Bordeaux AOC created and what 4 AOCs are included?
    • 1988 vintage
    • Label can include subregion-Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux = Cadillac-Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Premieres Cotes de Blaye = Blaye-Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Cotes de Castillon = Castillon-Cotes de Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux-Cotes de Francs = Francs-Cotes de Bordeaux
  6. Which Blaye AOC allows dry white
    • All of them
    • Cotes de Blaye ONLY allows dry white
    • Blaye and Premieres Cotes de Blaye also allow red
  7. What grapes are allowed in Cotes de Blaye?
    • 60-90% Colombard; remainder Sem/SB/Muscadelle
    • Banned as of 2004: Merlot Blanc, Chenin Blanc
  8. Name 4 things the Cotes have in common
    • Right bank of waterway (Graves de Vayre and Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux are Left bank)
    • SW exposure
    • Clay/limestone on top and clay at base
    • Principal red grape is Merlot
  9. What is Fine de Bordeaux?
    • Local brandy from Blaye
    • Double-distilled, aged in oak
    • 70% Ugni Blanc and Colombard
    • 30% Merlot Blanc, Mauzac, Ondenc
  10. What is the name of the fort on the strait connecting Lakes Huron and Erie?
    In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded ville d'etroit
  11. What is alios?
    • Iron pan (Eastern Cotes de Blaye)
    • Similar to Siderolithique
  12. What are the predominant red grapes in Blaye AOC?
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Merlot
    • Malbec
    • Petit Verdot
  13. Must all wine from Blaye be a blend?
    Yes, of at least two cultivars
  14. What is Castillon-la-Bataille known for?
    • Battle that ended the Hundred Years war (July 1453)
    • John Talbot died there
  15. Name the 3 subregions of Blaye
    • Saint-Ciers (NW)
    • Saint-Savin (SE)
    • Blaye (SW) - North of Bourg
  16. Where is the warmest and driest climate in Bordeaux?
    Cotes de Francs