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  • 14% Franse wijngaarde 2,5 % wereldproductie 1,5 keer groter dan 2e grootste (Rhone) in F 4,5 times Burgundy
  • Chateau concept (brands) vs. vineyard Cru (Burgundy)
  • Trees, river, clouds: could be Bordeaux. (But is Africa)
  • 1997-2001/4-2002-1991-2005
  • 61 chateaux, 5 grades, 1/5 1er gcc is from outside medoc. Based on prices at the moment. Still current day classification! One exception: Mouton-Rothschild was promoted from 2 to 1 gcc
  • 100 900 4,000 5,000
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  • Bordeaux Slideshow

    1. 1. Bordeaux Wine Trip IHMS Breda
    2. 12. Bordeaux has more than thrice the vineyard area of Burgundy. TRUE / FALSE?
    3. 13. The 1955 Classification classified only Médoc estates. TRUE / FALSE?
    4. 14. Bordeaux wines can be any one of the following: dry reds, dry whites, sweet whites, rosés. TRUE / FALSE?
    5. 15. Pauillac, weird as it may sound, is a more “feminine” wine than Margaux. TRUE / FALSE?
    6. 16. Bordeaux’ cool climate means high frost risk for the vines. TRUE / FALSE?
    7. 17. Sauvignon blanc is the most widely grown white grape in Bordeaux. TRUE / FALSE?
    8. 18. Sauvignon blanc is used in blends to soften the harsh tannins of cabernet sauvignon in unripe vintages. TRUE / FALSE?
    9. 19. Chateau d’Aurilhac is a so-called Cru Bourgeois. TRUE / FALSE?
    10. 20. 2004 was a so-called “classic” vintage. TRUE / FALSE?
    11. 21. We’re NOT visiting a 2nd Growth TRUE / FALSE?
    12. 22. Mouton-Rothschild was added to the 1855 classification in 1973. TRUE / FALSE?
    13. 23. Final shoot-out: How many Crus Classés are there?

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