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1

What are the 3 levels of quality in Austria in increasing order?

Wein, Landwein, Qualitätswein

2

What is a banderole?

it is a control seal, the red-white-red flag on the top of the bottle indicating the authenticity as a wine of Austria

3

What is the Prüfnummer

the State Control Number

4

Qualitätswein in Austria is divided into what classifications?

Prädikatswein
Districtus Austriae Controllatus DAC

5

What are the 3 geographic regions by which Landwein may be labeled in Austria?

Steierland (Steiermark)
Bergland (mountanious countryside in the South)
Weinland (Niederösterreich, Wien, Burgenland)

6

How many DACs in Austria

9

7

What are the DACs in Austria

Weinviertel
Mittelburgenland
Traisental
Kamptal
Kremstal
Leithaberg
Eisenberg
Neusiedlersee
Wien - Wiener Gemischter Satz

8

What is the largest wine growing region in Austria

Niederösterreich

9

How many subzones has Niederösterreich

8

10

What are these subzones?

Weinviertel DAC, Carnuntum, Traisental DAC, Wagram, Kremstal DAC, Wachau, Kamptal DAC, Thermenregion

11

What does KMW stand for?

Klosterneuburger Mostwaag. It is a scale of must weight at that measures the sugar content of grapes at harvest (similar to the Öchsle scale in Germany)

12

What are the most cultivated white variatels in Austria?

In decreasing order: Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Müller Thurgau, Weissburgunder, Riesling, Chardonnay (Morillon, Feinburgunder)

13

What are the most cultivated red grape variatels?

In decreasing order: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, Blauer Portugieser, Blauburgunder

14

What was crossed to create Zweigelt?

Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent

15

What was crossed to create Blauburgunder?

Blaufränkisch and Blauer Portugieser

16

What are the sub-regions of Burgenland?

Mittleburgenland DAC, Südburgenldand, Eisenberg DAC, Neusiedlersee, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Leithaberg DAC

17

Name 2 synonyms for Chardonnay used in Austria

Morillon, (Steiermark), Feinburgunder (in Wachau)

18

What are the primary grape(s) of Austrias DACs?

Wiener Gemischter Satz - blend of at least 3 white grapes
Weinviertel - Grüner
Kamptal - GV and Riesling
Kremstal - GV and Riesling
Traisental - GV and Riesling
Eisenberg - Blaufranksich
Neusiedlersee - Zweigelt
Mittelburgenland - Blaufrankisch
Leithaberg - Red: at least 85% Blaufrankisch
- White: blends of single varietal of GV, Neuburger, Chardonnay and Weissburgunder