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Question 1: The third classification of soil is found around the city of Sancerre itself which includes many deposits of ________ (also known as silex) that add distinctive mineral components.

Question 2: Grapes that are harvested before they are ________ may have more overt grassy notes.
Ripeness in viticultureAcids in wineSparkling wineChardonnay

Question 3: The Pinot noir based roses are described as dry and light bodied with ________ and strawberry notes.

Question 4: [13] Most Sancerre is produced without malolactic fermentation and little ________.
Cabernet SauvignonWineChardonnayOak (wine)

Question 5: Most - but not all - of the Sauvignon Blancs are ________.
WinemakingBrewingWineAlcoholic beverage

Question 6: Around the village of ________ (considered a cru of Sancerre), the soil also includes some Kimmeridgian marl.
BourgesSancerreSaint-SaturBannay, Cher

Question 7: Both wines have naturally high acidity and the potential to exhibit the minerally, flinty note described as pierre à fusil or gunflint as well as ________ and spice notes.
GrapefruitOrange (fruit)CitrusCitron

Question 8: After ________, the wines gained a reputation in the Paris bistro scene as an easy drinking white wine equivalent to Beaujolais.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 9: Sancerre is a ________ Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine produced in the environs of Sancerre in the eastern part of the Loire valley, southeast of Orléans.
ChardonnayNew Zealand wineFrench wineGerman wine

Question 10: In the east are the 'flints' that make minerally, ________.
Aging of wineCabernet SauvignonSparkling wineGlossary of winemaking terms


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