Burgandy

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Burgandy
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2010-07-12 03:10:03
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Burgandy Chablis Cote de Nuits Cote de Beaune Cote Chalonnaise Maconnais Beaujolais
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  1. Name the wine districts of Burgandy
    • Chablis (Yonne)
    • Cotes de Nuits (Cote-d-Or)
    • Hautes Cotes de Nuits (Cote-d-Or)
    • Cote de Beaune (Cote-d-Or)
    • Hatues Cotes de Beaune (Cote-d-Or)
    • Cote Challonnaise/Region de Mercurey (Saone-et-Loire)
    • Cote Maconnaise (Saone-et-Loire)
    • Beaujolais (Rhone)
  2. Describe the climate and orientation of Burgandy
    What are the four departments
    • Continental Climate, some snow in winter and mild precipiation in the Summer
    • Running North to South, long and narrow through four departments
    • Yonne, Cote-d'Or, Saone-et-Loire, Rhone
  3. What are the dominant red and white varietals?
    • Cote d'Or red grape is Pinot Noir, white is Chardonnay
    • Chablis white grape is Chardonnay
    • Cote Chalonnais and Maconnais dominant red is Pinot Noir and Gamay
    • Beaujolais red grape is Gamay
  4. What are the classifications of Burgandy from highest to lowest?
    • Grand Cru sold under name of vineyard
    • Premier Cru sold under the name of vineyard
    • Village Premier Cru sold under the name of the village
    • Village AOC
    • Regional AOC
    • AOC Bourgogne (generic AOC for Burgandy)
    • AC Bourgogne Passetoutgrains (red and rose 9.5 abv)
    • AC Bourgogne Aligote (white miniume 9.5 abv)

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