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1

What are main grape varietals of Austria?

•Welchriesling (dry whites and botrytised wines) •Riesling •Zwrigelt (spicy red) •Gruner Veltliner (light, dry, crisp)

2

What was the Austrian scandal?

1985 Austrian wine brokes Adulterated Wines Give it more sweetness and body Diethylene Glycol (ingredient in antifreeze) Forced strict wine regulations

3

What are the Wine Laws of Austria?

Similar to Germany: -Landwein/Tafelwein -Pradikatswein -Qualitatswein Wachau has own classification system

4

What are the main white grape varietals of Austria?

-Gruner Veltliner -Welschriesling -Riesling -Muller Thurgau

5

What are the main red grape varietals of Austra?

--Zweigelt -Blaufranikisch

6

What are the characteristics of Gruner Veltliner from Austria?

Crisp Dry Citrus Herbs Tropical Fruit White Pepper

7

What are Austria's 4 major wine growing areas?

-Niederosterreich -Burgenland -Steiermark -Wien

8

Which wines is Hungary known for?

  • Egri Bikaver (red)
  • Tokaji (sweet white)

9

What are the most important grape varietals of Hungary?

  • Furmint (produces Tokaji)
  • Kardarka (Egri Bikaver)
  • Kekfrankos (Egri Bikaver)

10

What is the climate of Hungary?

  • Cool Continental
  • Warmer in the South

11

Where are Egri Bikaver and Tokaj wines produced?

Northern regions of Hungary

12

Describe the terroir of the Tokaj region

  • N. Hungary
  • Carpathian Mtns.
  • Shares Czech Rep. Border

13

What is botrytis called in Hungarian?

Aszu

14

How is Tokaji Aszu made?

  • Late harvest grapes
  • Infected with botrytis
  • traditionally crushed with foot treading to a paste
  • Grape juice added
  • Ferments in barrels

15

What are the sweetness levels of Tokaji Aszu?

  • Puttonyos
  • 3 Puttonyos to 6 Puttonyos
  • Puttonyos = Baskets of Paste to Grape Juice

16

What are Tokaji called if they have a sweetness level of 6 puttonyos or higher?

Tokaji Aszu Essencia