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Flashcards in Austria Deck (28):
1

What is the climate in Austria?
How is it characterised?

Cool Continental
Short Summers and harsh Winters.
High diurnal range, with long Autumn ripening

2

What is the climate consideration in Austria's Northerly regions?

Cooling northerly winds

3

What is the climate consideration growing close to the Hungarian border?

Warmed by Easterly winds

4

What are the 3 main white grapes grown in Austria?

Gruner Veltliner
Welchriesling
Riesling

5

What are the 3 main black grapes grown in Austria?
Which one is most revered?

Zweigelt - Deep red, soft tannin and bramble fruit
Blaufrankisch - Most highly regarded. Med tannin, hi acid, peppery sour cherry
St. Laurent - Similar to Pinot Noir

6

What is 'DAC' and what does it mean?

Districtus Austriae Controllatus
If a region can agree criteria they can apply for DAC status

7

What 3 things must growers agree on before applying for DAC?

Grape variety
Set of regulations
Style of the wine

8

What is Ausbruch

An Austrian Pradikat level between Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese

9

What is 'Strohwein' or 'Schilfwein'?

Wine made from grapes where whole bunches were dried on straw mats over the Winter

10

What is PGI wine called in Austria?

Landwein or Wein

11

How is a wine labelled if someone makes wine that deviates from the DAC style/grapes?

Can only be labelled with the name of one of the four federal states

12

Where are vineyards located in Austria?

To the East because to the West is the Alps

13

Which 2 federal states account for the majority of wine production?

Niederosterreich (Lower Austria)
Burgenland

14

Name the sub region of Niederosterreich renowned for high quality dry wines made from either Gruner Veltliner or Riesling

Wachau

15

Where are most of the vineyards located in Niederosterreich?

On the banks of the Danube and further North towards the Slovak border

16

Name the sub region in Niederosterreich which is Austria's largest vine growing area and the first Austrian DAC

Weinviertal DAC

17

What is the only grape variety permitted in Weinviertal DAC?

Gruner Veltliner

18

If you were asked for an upmarket Gruner Veltliner what sub region would you recommend?

Weinviertal DAC

19

What is the Federal State of Burgenland renowned for?

Top quality sweet wines and red wines

20

Which grape is most commonly used for sweet wine production?

Welchriesling

21

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian Gruner Veltliner
When young?
When aged?

Young - Flavours of citrus and stone fruits sometimes with hints of white pepper
Aged - The wine develops layers of honey and toast

22

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian Riesling?

Dry and medium to full bodied with ripe, peachy, primary fruit

23

Name one area producing good Austrian Riesling

Wachau

24

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian Welchriesling?

Fresh and simple with citrus and green apple flavours and high acidity but renowned for making botrytis sweet wines

25

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian Zweigelt?

Deeply coloured red with soft tannins and bramble fruit

26

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian Blaufrankisch?

Reds with medium tannins, high acidity and a peppery, sour cherry flavour

27

What is the 'typical' character of Austrian St. Laurent?

Reds similar in character to Pinot Noir. Often oak aged.

28

List the 4 Natural factors of wine

Grapes
Climate
Weather
Soil / Aspect