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In what Kremstal village would you find the Erste Lage Pellingen. Name a noteworthy producer

Senftenberg; Nigl is a good producer for Senftenberger Pellingen


Discuss the classifications of Wachau wines

Steinfeder: Lightest style with minimum must weight of 15KMW and maximum alcohol of 11.5%

Federspiel: Minimum must weight of 17 KMW and an alcohol range of 11.5%-12.5%

Smaragd: Minimum must weight of 19 KMW and a minimum alcohol of 12.5% These wines will almost always show signs of botrytis


Where would you find the village of Weissenkirchen and what is one of the best vineyard sites.

Weissenkirchen is located in the Wachau and contains the Achleiten vineyard which is considered one of the best in the Wachau


In what village of the Wachau would you find the vineyard of Achleiten. Name a noteworthy producer

Achlieten is found in the village of Weissenkirchen in the Wachau. Prager is a good source for Weissenkirchener Achlieten


Name 4 top Wachau producers

-Emmerich Knoll
-Rudi Pichler
-F.X Pichler


What is the Vinea Wachau

Founded in 1983, the Vinea Wachau is an organization of estates who have sworn to uphold the tenets of natural wine making. The guidelines are spelled out in the Codex Wachau and include standards such as:

No additives (Including chaptalization)

No aromatization (Including new barrique usage)

No fractionation techniques like dealcoholization

Wines must be bottled in the Wachau from grapes grown in the Wachau


What was the Wagram known as before 2007



What is Roter Veltliner

Roter Veltliner is a red grape produced as a white wine found as a speciality of Wagram


What rare white grapes would one encounter in the Thermenregion


These grapes can be bottled varietally or as the blended "Spatröt-Rotgipfler"


What is Gemischter Satz

A field blend of wine. These are normally found in Carnuntum in the Niederösterreich


What is the name of the lake that separates the subregions of Burgenland's Neusiedlersee and Neusiedlersee-Hügelland

The lake is also called Neusiedlersee


Name the 4 subzones of Burgenland

-Mittelburgenland (DAC)
-Neusiedlersee (DAC)


Discuss the orientations of the 4 subzones of Burgenland

These 4 soubzones are split into Northern and Southern parts by Hungary interjecting between them.

In the north you have Neusiedlersee and Neusiedlersee-Hügelland.

The the south you have Mittleburgenland and Südburgenland


Name the four DACs of Burgenland

-Leithaberg (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland suberegion)
-Eisenberg (Sudburgenland subregion)


Name the DACs of the Niederösterreich



What Northern Hungary appellation borders southern Neusiedlersee in Burgenland



Discuss the DAC wines of Neusiedlersee

Red wines only based on:

Classic: Zweigelt with 12% minimum alcohol and allowing a "touch of an additional variety"

Reserve: Min 60% Zweigelt with Max 40% other indigenous varieties and 13% min alcohol


What was the first DAC to allow both red and white wines

Leithaberg located within Neusiedlersee-Hügelland


Discuss the wines of Mittelburgenland DAC

Blaufrankish only

Classic has 12.5% minimum with 13% maximum alcohol and Classic with a Specified Site has 13% minimum with 13.5% maximum. Can be aged in stainless steel or used oak

Reserve has minimum 13% alcohol with no specified maximum. Can be matured in used barrique or new oak large format


Discuss the wines of Leithaberg DAC

Located in Neusiedlersee-Hügelland

Red or White wine minimum alcohol is 12.5%

Whites: May be blends or varietal wines made from Gruner, Neuburger, Chardonnay, or Weissburgunder

Reds: 85% minimum Blaufrankish with max 15% Pinot Noir, St. Laurent and Zweigelt
Aged in used barrique or large format new cask


What is Lemberger

German synonym for Blaufrankish


What is Kéfrankos

Hungarian synonym for Blaufrankish


Discuss the wines of Eisenberg DAC

Located in Südburgenland

Red wine only from Blaufrankish

Classic: 12% Alcohol

Reserve: 13% Alcohol


Where is the estate of Alois Kracher located

Kracher is located in the village of Illmitz in Neusiedlersee


Where do you find the village Illmitz. Why is it important?

Illmitz is located in Neusiedlersee in Burgenland and is important because it houses the estate of Alois Kracher


What is the most planted grape of Styria

Welschriesling (no relation to Riesling)


What is Schilcher

A Styrian speciality made in Weststeiermark that is a rosé made from Blauer Wildbacher


What are the three sub-regions of Styria



Discuss the wines of Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC

Located in Vienna
Must be made of a blend of 3 white varieties. No single variety can compose more than 50% of the blend

Each variety must be at least 10%

Designated wines "Wiener" can not show wood tones and must be trocken in style

Single vineyard wines do not have to be trocken