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Burgundy ACs +

All about Burgundy for the WSET 3

QuestionAnswer
Bourgogne on label indicates comes from region without reputation, lower quality (except Macconais)
Bourgogne Aligote AC high acid, low alcohol, Chablis
Bourgogne Rouge usually Pinot Noir
Bourgogne Blanc usually Chardonnay
Chablis 100% Chardonnay, on Kimmerdigian clay
Petit-Chablis lesser quality Chablis vineyard
Chablis AC austere, green plum, high acidity
Montee de Touvere Chablis Premier Cru
Vaillons Chablis Premier Cru
Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru
Chablis Premier Cru riper fruit (lemon), more body, softer texture, more minerality & acid - smoke if bottle aged
Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru
Vandesir Chablis Grand Cru
Valmur Chablis Grand Cru
Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru
Bourgros Chablis Grad Cru
Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru
Grenouilles Chablis Grand Cru
Chablis Grand Cru more likely to have oak
Cote d'Or greatest Burgundy wines, limestone, marl, guyot pruning
Cote de Nuits fullest body, longest lived red, all Grand Cru save Corton
Cote de Beaune lighter red, world's finest dry whites, all white Grand Cru save Musigny Blanc
Gevrey Chambertin Cotes de Nuits
Chambertin AC Gevrey Chambertin, Cotes de Nuits
Vougeot AC Cotes de Nuits
Clos de Vougeot AC Vougeot, Cotes de Nuits
Vosne-Romanee AC Cotes de Nuits
Romanee Conti Vosne-Romanee, Cotes de Nuits
La Tache Vosne-Romanee, Cotes de Nuits
Nuits-Saint George Cotes de Nuits
Cotes de Nuits Village red or white, not as good or prestigious as other named ACs
Aloxe-Corton AC Cotes de Beaune, great white
Corton AC Aloxe-Corton, Cotes de Beaune
Corton Charlemagne Aloxe-Corton, Cotes de Beaune, great white
Beaune AC Cotes de Beaune
Pommard AC Cotes de Beaune
Volnay AC Cotes de Beaune
Meursault AC Cotes de Beaune, best Chardonnay, intense flavour, aged in French oak, toasty, nutty, lees stirring, a decade to peak
Puligny-Montrachet AC Cotes de Beaune, best Chardonnay, intense flavour, aged in French oak, toasty, nutty, lees stirring, a decade to peak
Le Montrachet AC Puligny-Montrachet, Cotes de Beaune
Chessagne-Motrachet AC Cotes de Beaune, best Chardonnay, intense flavour, aged in French oak, toasty, nutty, lees stirring, a decade to peak
Cotes de Beaune Villages blended bulk, must be red, blended from any combination of CdB vineyards
Hautes-Cotes de Beaune red or white, not as prestigious
Cotes Challonaise Burgundy, between Cotes de Beaune and Macconais, reds Pinot, whites Chardonnay
Bourgogne Cotes Challonaise AC reds from Pinot, whites from Chard
Pully AC Cotes Challonaise, more white than red, some sparkling
Mercurey AC Cotes Challonaise, best red in CC
Givry Cotes Challonaise, good red reputation
Montagny AC Cotes Challonaise, only white
Macconais Burgundy, between Cotes Challonais and Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Gamay
Macon AC Macconais, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Whites with fresh apple, citrus, high acidity - reds full bodied
Macon Superieur AC minimum grape ripeness higher than Macon AC
Macon ~ Village AC ripe, good value
Puilly-Fuisse Macconais, Chardonnay, high alcohol, peach, melon, nutty, new oak, must know
Vire Classe Macconais, Village AC
Saint Veran Macconais, Village AC
Pouilly-Vinzelles Macconais, Village AC
Created by: agmakosz on 2012-06-23



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