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Class 5: Old World Model: France

review (continued)

Loire Alsace Champagne
Location Northwestern France Northeastern France Northern France
Climate and Geography
  • Maritime to continental
  • Gentle-sloping rolling hills
  • Continental
  • Northern continental
  • Rolling hills and chalky soils
Varieties:Red Cabernet Franc ~ Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Varieties: White Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Muscadet Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Chardonnay
Key Areas, Key Wines

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