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1

Minimum sugar concentration for Vendange Tardive in Alsace.

Riesling and Muscat 235 gr/lt
Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris 257 gr/lt

2

Minimum sugar concentration for Selection de Grains Nobles in Alsace.

Riesling and Muscat 276 gr/lt
Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris 306 gr/lt

3

Temperatures of fermentation for Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Gris in Alsace.

14-16

4

Temperatures of fermentation for Gewurztraminer in Alsace.

21

5

Name the 13 communes that can me mentioned on the label, alongside "AOC Alsace".

Bergheim
Blienschwiller
Saint-Hippolyte
Côtes de Barr
Côteaux du Haut Koenigsbourg
Cote de Rouffach
Vallee Noble
Klevener de Heiligenstein
Val Saint-Grégoire
Ottrott
Wolxheim
Rodern
Scherwiller

6

Allowed grapes for the production of Cremant d' Alsace.

Pinot Blanc (most common)
Riesling
Pinot Gris
Auxerrois
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir

7

Maximum yield and minimum abv of Cremant d' Alsace.

80 hl/ha
9%
(Traditional method / 9 months minimum on lees / 4 atm minimum pressure / 100 lt per 150 kg of grapes)

8

Grape varieties allowed in the Grand Cru.

Riesling
Muscat
Pinot Gris
Gewurztraminer
*(Sylvaner is only allowed in Zotzenberg)

9

Within which Grand Cru is the Clos Ste-Hune of Trimbach located?

Rosacker

10

Within which Grand Cru is the Cuvee Particuliere of Beyer located?

Pfersigberg

11

Percentage of white wines in Alsace.

90%

12

Classic Grand Cru vineyard of Alsace that has volcanic soils.

Rangen

13

Which Grand Cru of Alsace was the latest and when was it added?

Kaefferkopf
2007

14

Name the varieties of Muscat that we come across in Alsace.

Muscat Blanc A Petits Grains
Muscat Rose A Petits Grains
Muscat Ottonel

15

What does Edelzwicker mean?

Noble mixture
White wine made from one or more of the grape varieties allowed for AOC Alsace, not including Chardonnay

16

What is an Alsace Gentil?

It is an Edelzwicker including a minimum 50% of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and/or Muscat

17

Name the smallest and largest Grand Cru of Alsace.

Smallest Grand Cru is Kanzlerberg (3.2 ha) and the largest is Schlossberg (80.3 ha)

18

What are the two Grand Cru vineyards notable for blending in Alsace?

Altenberg de Bergheim / Kaefferkopf

19

Maximum permitted yield for Alsace Grand Cru AOC (hl/ha).

55 hl/ha (reduced in 2001 from 70 hl/ha)

20

Clos Saint-Landelin is a part of which Grand Cru of Alsace?

Vorbourg

21

In which commune of production is Altenberg de Bergheim located?

Molsheim

22

Which grape varieties are used in Cotes de Toul AOC Blanc?

Auxerrois
Aubin

23

When did Altenberg de Bergheim receive a degree to authorize blends?

2005

24

Which Grand Cru of Alsace is associated with the legend of dragon blood in the soil?

Brand

25

Who established the list of Grand Crus in Alsace?

Organisation Professionnelle du Vignoble d'Alsace

26

What type of soils do we come across in Engelberg Grand Cru?

Limestone

27

When was the mention Alsace Grand Cru created?

1975

28

What is the main grape of Florimont Grand Cru?

Gewurztraminer

29

Chasselas is allowed in blends of Alsace only if it was planted before when?

March 26th 2005

30

Who produces Clos St. Urbain? What village is it located near? What is the soil type of this vineyard?

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht / Thann / Volcanic soils

31

Rosacker Grand Cru is located in what village?

Hunawihr

32

What wines in Alsace must be hand harvested?

Pinot Noir
(labeled with a lieu-dit)

Pinot Gris
(labeled with a lieu-dit)

VT

SGN

33

Name the red only subzones of Alsace AOP.

(100% Pinot Noir)

Ottrott

Rodern

Saint-Hippolyte

34

Name the approved varietal(s) of Alsace AOP-Klevener de Heiligenstein.

Klevener (Savagnin, Savagnin Rose, Traminer, Heida, Paën, Frankisch)

(Klevener de Heiligenstein is set to expire in 2021)

35

Name the northenmost Grand Cru of Alsace.

Steinklotz

36

Name the southernmost Grand Cru of Bas Rhine, Alsace.

Frankstein (largest Grand Cru in Bas Rhine)

37

Name the smallest Grand Cru of Bas Rhine, Alsace.

Kastelberg

38

Name the southernmost Grand Cru of Alsace.

Rangen

39

Alsace's most planted variety.

Riesling

40

Name of the traditional bottle of Alsace.

Vin du Rhin or Flute d'Alsace

41

Name 5 Grand Cru of Bas Rhine.

Steinklotz (northenmost in all Alsace)
Kastelberg (smallest in Bas Rhine)
Frankstein (largest and southernmost in Bas Rhine)
Zotzenberg (only GC to use Sylvaner)
Muenchberg

42

Name 5 Grand Cru of Haut Rhine.

Praelatenberg (northenmost in Haut Rhine)
Kanzelberg (smallest in all Alsace)
Schlossberg (largest in all Alsace)
Rangen (southernmost in all Alsace)
Rosacker (site of Clos St. Hune located here)

43

Maximum residual sugar for red wines in Alsace AOP.

2 gr/lt

44

Which producer of Alsace makes Clos du Capucins?

Domaine Weinbach

45

Maximum yield for red wines (Pinot Noir) in Alsace AOP.

60 hl/ha

46

Which producer of Alsace makes Clos St. Theobald?

Domain Schoffit

47

Which grape varieties are used in Cotes de Toul AOC Rouge?

Pinot Noir

48

Which grape varieties are used in Cotes de Toul AOC Rose?

85% maximum Gamay
10% minimum Pinot Noir

49

Which appellation of Alsace is the only one to allow the use of Chardonnay?

Cremant d'Alsace

50

Name the three subzones of Alsace AOP that produce only red wines.

Ottrott
Rodern
Saint-Hippolyte

51

Which producer of Alsace makes Clos St Landelin?

Domaine Mure

52

Which grape variety was used to be called Tokay d'Alsace?

Pinot Gris

53

What is the name of the compound responsible for the controversial petrol aroma in Riesling?

TDN (trimethyl-dihydronaphthalene)

[rarely found on grapes but develops with bottle age by slow chemical actions)

54

Name three of the most vocal opponents of the Grand Cru classification in Alsace.

Hugel
Trimbach
Leon Beyer

(in 2015 Trimbach and Hugel softened their hostility by introducing their first ever Grand Cru labels)

55

How many hectares is Clos St. Hune?

1,6 ha

56

Which producer of Alsace makes Clos Liebenberg?

Domaine Valentin Zusslin

57

Which producer of Alsace makes Clos Zisser?

Domaine Klipfel

58

Which variety is commonly blended with Pinot Blanc in Alsace and can actually be labelled Pinot Blanc?

Auxerrois

59

Name three good and rich vintages of Alsace.

2007
2009
2015

60

Name the approved varietal(s) of Alsace AOP-Ottrott.

Pinot Noir (only red wines)

61

Name the approved varietal(s) of Alsace AOP-Cotes de Rouffach.

Riesling
Pinot Gris
Gewurztraminer
Pinot Noir

(only subzone approved for red and white wines)

62

How many Grand Crus are located in Bas Rhine?

13

63

How many Grand Crus are located in Haut Rhine?

38

64

What are the synonyms of Pinot Blanc, Chasselas and Savagnin in Alsace?

Pinot Blanc = Klevner
Chasselas = Gutedel
Savagnin = Klevener

65

In what village of Alsace is Zotzenberg Grand Cru located?

Mittelbergheim

66

In what department is Heiligenstein located and what is the star grape?

Bas Rhine
Klevener (Savagnin)

67

Which producer of Alsace is the most notable for "field blends"?

Marcel Deiss

(located in Bergheim)

68

Name of the pink sandstone soils found in Alsace.

Gres de Vosges

69

What are the two departments of Alsace and which has the highest percentage of Grand Crus?

Bas Rhine
Haut Rhine (most GC)

70

Name the three pressings used for the production of Cremant d'Alsace.

Cuvee (first pressing - 50 lt / used for prestige wines)

Taille (second pressing - 47 lt)

Final 3 lt must be used for distillation