Crozes – Hermitage

Crozes – Hermitage by Elisabeth Yoo & Chinelle Ann Hooper

Crozes – Hermitage

  • Country – France
  • Region – Rhône Valley (Northern)
  • Appellation – Crozes – Hermitage Cote de Beaune

Grape Variety

  • Red – Syrah

Climate

  • Mediterranean, East & South Slopes don’t get effected west facing is dry.

Soil

  • Granite soil with a blend of sand along the Rhône River

Vilification

  • Stainless steel vats, traditional white wine production

How to read a Wine Label

  • Labels differ in reference to the origins of the grapes, even though same producer.
  • Grand Cru is the highest vineyard classification in Burgundy, followed by Premier Cru. After that, the appellation is only for the village as a whole, and finally the appellation for the region.

Interesting fact

  • Wines range in quality from simple food wines to awesome Syrah’s

Côte de Beaune by Kazuyoshi Karasudani and Lordina O-A

Côte de Beaune

  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Appellation Cote de Beaune

Grape Variety

  • Red Pinot Noir
  • White Chardonnay

Climate

  • Continental, Slightly higher temperature
  • Slope, good drainage and get optimum sun.

Soil

  • Brown limestone and calcium-rich soils.

Viticulture

In Burgundy, the concept of “terroir” (cultivated land) is very important since it’s the soil that gives its name to the wine

 Vilification

  • Oaked Chardonnay

 How to read a Whine Label

  • Labels differ in reference to the origins of the grapes, even though same producer.
  • Grand Cru is the highest vineyard classification in Burgundy, followed by Premier Cru. After that, the appellation is only for the village as a whole, and finally the appellation for the region.

Interesting fact

  • Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune are called Côte d’Or together. Côte d’Or meansGolden Slope. The Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune are historically considered the most important regions in Burgundy.

Saint. Emilion – Kyunghee Kwon (Ellie) + Kounthida Phansourivong (Mei)

Weekly Class Prep

Complete the following information about the regions/appellations before class begins.

  • Country/Region/Appellation

France/Bordeaux/Saint Emilion (Right Bank)

  • Grape Variety

St. Emilion & St. Emilion Grand Cru => Mainly Merlot, Small Quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère

  • Climate

Maritime => Higher level of humidity and rainfall, less sunshine, and summer are cooler

  • Soil

“Red Clay Soil” => it produce bold plummy red wines with a dominance of Merlot

  • Viticulture
  • Vinification

Add additional notes about the regions/appellations/labels during.

  • How to read a Wine Label

 

  • Interesting Fact

St. Emilion Grand Cru is based on the the “cru system” which is created in 1855. Which is update the label every 10 years.