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1

What are the top regions of Germany

Mosel
Pfalz
Rheinhessen
Rheingau

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What do they call sparkling wine in German

Sekt

3

What are the main grapes of Germany

Riesling
Gewürztraminer
Muller-Thurgau

4

What is chaptalization

This is when you must add sugar to induce fermentation when the grapes are not ripe enough. Charlize's wines in Germany must be fermented to completely dry by law

5

What is sussreserve

Unfermented great that is frequently added the chaptalized wines so they will have better balance

6

What is the term for a quality wine in German

Qualitatswein or QmP
These grades will range from just under ripe to over ripe

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What are the six QmP classifications for Riesling

Kabinett
Splatlese
Auslese
Beerenaslese
Trockenbeerenauslese
Eiswein

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Describe kabinett

The German style if Riesling that tends to be intensely Acidic and though they can be produced dry, it is more likely to find them off dry or semi sweet

9

What is Splatlese

The German term that literally means late harvest. Wind of this style will have higher alcohol than a Kabinett and more concentrated flavors. These can be anywhere from dry to sweet

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What is Auslese

This term means select harvest. The grades are selected by hand and must be very ripe. They are often full-bodied white wine with intense flavors and aromas. This style of wine can only be produced warmer years. Usually make semi sweet or dessert wines that you can make a dry

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What is beerenauslese

Berries select harvest, these are some of the sweetest, riches and rarest wines produced in Germany. These are overripe grapes that have naturally been infected with botrytis

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What is Trockenbeerenauslese

This is the highest level of ripeness that a grape can reach. Trocken means dry, but not that the wine is dry, the grape is dry, almost raisin like. These lines are some of the sweetest, most intense, richest, and dessert wines produced in the world

13

What is Eiswein

Wine produced from partially frozen grapes

14

What is the most important grape of Germany

Riesling

15

Describe a Gewurztraminer

Unique combination of lychee, rose petals, perfume, and spice

16

What is spatburgunder

What they cal Pinot noir in Germany. Translation is "late burgundy" in reference to how late the grape ripens

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What is Silvaner

A fast right fairly neutral white grape, that produces fairly dry and semi sweet wines

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What is Scheurebe

Genetic cross of Silvaner and Riesling. Dry white wine but some rather good sweet wines

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What is dornfelder

A German red wine that is the second most widely planted Red grape in Germany. It ripens quickly and produces deeply colored red wines that are often full-bodied and more tannic than other German reds

20

Describe Mosel

It is the western most wine region of Germany, very near to France. The Mosel river flows northeast into the Rhine. The slopes often have slate hill sides that are planted with grapes

21

Describe a typical Riesling from Mosel

Relatively low alcohol and they have a piercing zip of acidity that it's almost always softened with a touch of sweetness

22

Describe Pfalz

The warmest region of Germany formally known as Rheinpfalz. It borders the Rhine River to the east and France to the south. It is very close to Alsace. In the northern region Pfalz is known for its dry Rieslings of intense power. Other whites and reds are produced in the southern area

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Describe Rheinhessen

Germany's largest wine region in terms of acreage and second leading producer. Rheinhessen has Pfalz to the south, The rhine river to the north and east & Nahe to the west. The landscape is mostly Rolling Hills along large Plateaus surrounded by Thick Forest. They mostly grow muller-thurgau, Silvaner and dornfelder

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Describe Rheingau

Is located on the north banks of the Rhine River directly across from Rheinhessen. The region is made up of large hillsides the rise from the river banks. Almost all the vineyards here have southern orientation. The most important grape here is riesling, producing everything from dry, crisp wines to Botrytised desert wines.

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Describe Nahe

Just west of Rheinhessen, with the Nahe river. The region is famous for various soils, and has a large variety of wines planted. Riesling Dornfeld and muller-thurgau are the most widely planted

26

German wine laws are based on what

Ripeness

27

Which of the following is not a wine region of Germany
A. Rheingau
B. Rheinhessen
C. Rheinoceros
D. Rheinpfalz

C. Rhinoceros

28

Chaptalization is a process in which sugar is added to fermenting wine to:

Boost alcohol content

29

The German grape Splatburgunder is known as what in the rest of the world

Pinot noir

30

The largest designation for a top wine producing region in Germany is an

Anbaugebiet

31

An officially recognized, individual vineyard site in Germany is known as

Einzellage