What are main grape varietals of Austria?
•Welchriesling (dry whites and botrytised wines) •Riesling •Zwrigelt (spicy red) •Gruner Veltliner (light, dry, crisp)
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
What are the Wine Laws of Austria?
Similar to Germany: -Landwein/Tafelwein -Pradikatswein -Qualitatswein Wachau has own classification system
What are the main white grape varietals of Austria?
-Gruner Veltliner -Welschriesling -Riesling -Muller Thurgau
What are the main red grape varietals of Austra?
What are the characteristics of Gruner Veltliner from Austria?
Crisp Dry Citrus Herbs Tropical Fruit White Pepper
What are Austria's 4 major wine growing areas?
-Niederosterreich -Burgenland -Steiermark -Wien
Which wines is Hungary known for?
- Egri Bikaver (red)
- Tokaji (sweet white)
What are the most important grape varietals of Hungary?
- Furmint (produces Tokaji)
- Kardarka (Egri Bikaver)
- Kekfrankos (Egri Bikaver)
What is the climate of Hungary?
- Cool Continental
- Warmer in the South
Where are Egri Bikaver and Tokaj wines produced?
Northern regions of Hungary
Describe the terroir of the Tokaj region
- N. Hungary
- Carpathian Mtns.
- Shares Czech Rep. Border
What is botrytis called in Hungarian?
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
What are the sweetness levels of Tokaji Aszu?
- 3 Puttonyos to 6 Puttonyos
- Puttonyos = Baskets of Paste to Grape Juice
What are Tokaji called if they have a sweetness level of 6 puttonyos or higher?
Tokaji Aszu Essencia