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Question 1: In the High Middle Ages, the wines of the Loire Valley were the most esteemed wines in England and France, even more prized than those from ________.
PessacBarsac, GirondeBordeauxSaint-Émilion

Question 2: In riper vintages, a Loire Cabernet franc will develop aromas of ________ and lead pencil shavings.

Question 3: For red wines the main grape is Cabernet franc with some smaller plantings of ________, Gamay and Malbec.
Chilean wineCabernet SauvignonMerlotChardonnay

Question 4: For red wines there has been more emphasis on extending the maceration time of skin contact in order to bring out more color and ________ into the wine.
TanninProanthocyanidinEllagic acidGallic acid

Question 5: The white Sauvignon blanc based wines from this region has characteristic ________ and grapefruit flavors with the Pouilly-Fumé version typically being more full bodied and rich in texture.

Question 6: The Upper Loire includes the Sauvignon blanc dominated areas of ________ and Pouilly-Fumé.
SancerreBourgesSaint-SaturBannay, Cher

Question 7: ________ is permitted here and can help wine makers compensate for the under ripeness of the grapes in some years.
Champagne (wine)ChaptalizationGerman wineRiesling

Question 8: The Loire Valley has a high ________ of vine plantings with an average of 1,600-2,000 vines per acre (4,000-5,000 per hectare).

Question 9: In addition to still wines, rosé, sparkling and ________ are also produced.
Dessert wineFortified wineStraw wineIce wine

Question 10: In between are the regions of ________, Saumur, Bourgueil, Chinon, and Vouvray.


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