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1

Aromatised wine start off as what?

Wine

2

Aromatised wines are flavored with what?

Botanicals

3

What type of grape do most producers use to make the base wine for aromatised wines?

Many producers choose to use neutral, high-acid, white grapes.

4

True or False

The majority of red aromatised wine is made with red grapes?

False

Most are made with white grapes and are colored with caramel.

5

What must be added to an aromatised wine to raise the abv?

Distilled alcohol

6

What is the alcohol range for most aromatised wine?

14.5% > 22% abv

7

What is fortification?

The addition of alcohol to a wine to raise the alcohol content.

8

What does fortification do with regard to yeast?

Fortification keeps yeast (and fermentation) at bay because the yeast cannot survive in higher levels of alcohol solution.

9

When does aromtised wine blending take place?

It takes place at the end of the production process.

10

Majority of aromatised wines are made where?

They are made in a region straddling the Alps from north-west Italy to south-east France. But they can be made anywhere.

11

What is the most important type of aromatised wine?

Vermouth

12

What is the defining quality of vermouth?

Wormwood

 

Plants from the wormwood family must be used in the botanical recipe for vermouth.

13

What is used to provide coloring consistency in aromatised wines?

Caramel