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1

What is the smallest and largest GC in Alsace? How many ha in each?

Kanzlerberg (3ha)
Scholssberg (80ha)

2

Name the most planted grapes in Alsace in descending order

Riesling
Pinot Blanc
Gewurtztraminer
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Muscat
Klevener

3

When were modern vineyards of Alsace planted?

1945

4

When did Alsace achieve AOC status

1962 (last major region to do so)

5

Which GC's can be blends

Altenbourg de Bergheim
Kaefferkopf

6

Name Alsace GC vineyards from G-K and cooresponding commune (12)

Geisberg (Rieauvillé)
Gloeckelberg (Rodent St. Hippolyte)
Goldert (Gueberschwihr)
Hatschbourg (Haatstatt + Voegtlinhoffen)
Hengst (Wintsenheim)
Koefferkopf (Ammerschwihr)
Kanzlerberg (Bergheim)
Kastelberg (Andlau)
Kessler (Guebwiller)
Kirchberg de Barr (Barr)
Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé)
Kittleré (Guebwiller)

7

Name Alsace GC vineyards A-F and corresponding commune (11)

Altenberg de Bergbieten (Bergbieten)
Altenberg de Bergheim (Bergheim)
Altenberg de Wolxheim (Wolxheim)
Brand (Turckheim)
Brunderthal (Metsheim)
Eichberg (Eguisheim)
Engelberg (Dahlenheim+Scharrach+Bergheim)
Florimont (Ingersheim+Katzenthal)
Frankenstein (Dambach-la-Ville)
Froehn (Zellenberg)
Furstetum (Koentzheim+Sigolsheim)

8

Name Alsace GC vineyards M-P and corresponding communes

Mambourg (Sigolsheim)
Mandelberg (Mittelwihr+Beblenheim)
Marckrain (Bennwihr+Sigolsheim)
Moenchberg (Andlau+Eichhoffen)
Muenchberg (Nothalten)
Ollwiller (Wuenheim)
Osterberg (Ribeauvillé)
Pfersigberg (Eguisheim+Wetelsheim)
Pfingstberg (Orschwihr)
Praelatenberg (Kintzheim)

9

Name all GC vineyards of Alsace V-Z and corresponding communes

Vorbourg (Rouffach+Westhelten)
Wiebelsberg (Andlau)
Wineck+Schlossberg (Katzenthal+Annerschwihr)
Winsenberg (Blienschwiller)
Zinnkoepflé (Soultzmatt+Westhalten)

10

Name Alsace GC vineyards and corresponding communes R-S

Rangen (Thann)
Rosacker (Hunawihr)
Saering (Guebwiller)
Schlossberg (Kayserberg+Kientzheim)
Schoenenbourg (Riquewihr+Zellenberg)
Sommerberg (Niedermorschwihr+Katzenthal)
Sonnenglanz (Beblenheim)
Spiegel (Bergholtz+Guebwiller)
Sporen (Riquewihr)
Steinert (Pfaffenheim+Westhalten)
Steingrubler (Wettolsheim)
Steinklotz (Marlenheim)

11

Who owns Clos Zahnnacker? Which GC vineyard/commune?

La Cave de Ribeauvillé
Osterberg GC in Ribeauvillé

12

Who owns Clos Schild? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Lucien Albrecht
Pfingstberg GC in Orschwihr

13

Who owns Clos de la Treille? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Francois Baur
Brand GC in Turckheim

14

Who owns Clos St. Imer? Which GC vineyard/commune

E. Burn Goldert GC in Gueberschwihr

15

Who owns Clos St. Théobald? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Schoffit
Rangen GC in Thann/Vieux-Thann

16

Who owns Clos Guensbroennel? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Willm
Kirchberg de Barr GC in Barr

17

Which 5 communes may bottle Klevener de Heiligenstein varietally?

Heiligenstien
Guebwiller
Goxwiller
Bourgheim
Obernai

18

Alsace Gewurtztraminer grows best in which type of soil?

Marl/limestone

19

Best recent vintages of Alsace?

01, 05, 07, 08

20

What styles of wine are produced in Côtes de Toul?

In Lorraine
light reds from PN
Rosés (vin gris style) from Gamay+PN
Whites from Auxxerrois+Aubin

21

Which pivotal shift occurred in 2011 to Alsatian wine law in respect to GC vineyards?

Shifted from GC as 1 AOP to 51 AOPs, allowing greater individual freedom within each vineyard

22

Define "gres de Vosges"

local pink limestone soil found around the Vosges Mtns.

23

Which producer makes Clos St. Hune & Cuvée Fréderic Emile?

Trimbach

24

Savagnin-Rose grape is called what in Alsace

Klevener (de Heiligeinstein)

25

Alsatian wine labels carrying a variety must be __________% of the variety. What is the exception?

100%. Exception "Pinot," which may be any of the Pinots as a blend (Blanc, Gris, Noir, Auxerrois)

26

2/3rds GC wine is located in which Alsatian Département?

Haut-Rhin

27

Mtn Range to the West of Alsace? River to the East?

Vosges Mtns, Rhine River

28

Define Alsatian terms:
-Edelzwicker
-Gentil

E=inexpensive blend of whites
G=blend of at least 50% noble varietals

29

What is the last noble variety to ripen in Alsace?

Riesling

30

What is the name for the Alsatian bottle shape?

Flûte d'Alsace (similar to German Hock)

31

Is chaptalization allowed in Alsace AOP? GC AOP?

Yes, no.

32

What are major appellations of Alsace?

Alsace AOP
Alsace GC
Cremant d'Alsace

33

What climactic effect do the Vosges Mtns have on Alsace?

Rainshadow Effect

34

How many GC vineyards in Alsace?

51

35

PG alternatively has been called what in Alsace?

Tokay d'Alsace, Tokay Pinot Gris

36

Red grape of Alsace?

Pinot Noir

37

Alsace AOP is composed primarily of which 2 varietals?

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois

38

Production method of Cremant d'Alsace?

Traditionelle

39

Best soil for Alsatian Riesling?

Granite/schist, volcanic

40

Who owns Clos Ste. Hune? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Trimbach. Rosacker GC in Hunawihr

41

Who owns Clos St. Landelin? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Rene Mure. Vorburg GC in Rouffach/Westhalten

42

When did winegrowing begin in Alsace?

1st millenia (160 villages under vine by 1000)

43

Savagnin in Jura is _________ in Alsace

Klevener

44

Which GC site allows for Sylvaner?

Zotzenberg

45

What grapes are permitted in Cremant d'Alsace?

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Chardonnay, Riesling. Rosé=100% Pinot Noir

46

Who owns Clos St. Urbain? Which GC vineyard/commune?

Zind-Humbrecht. Rangen GC in Thann

47

What is the min. potential alc. for GC Riesling and Muscat? For Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer?

11% for Riesling/Muscat
12.5% for Gewurtz/PG

*certain vineyards may mandate higher levels

48

Parentage of Pinot Auxerrois?

Pinot Noir x Gouais Blanc

49

In what year was Alsace GC established?

1975

50

How long must Cremant d'Alsace age?

12 mo, 9 on lees

51

What is the most recent GC site added in Alsace? What year?

Kaefferkopf in 2007

52

What are min RS levels for
-VT
-SGN
wines?

VT (Riesling and Muscat)=235g/l
VT (Gewurtz and PG)=257g/l

SGN (Riesling and Muscat)=276 g/l
SGN (Gewurtz and PG)=306 g/l

*highest min must weights in France