Flashcards in Germany Deck (57):
Most German winegrowing areas are found near rivers or Lake _______.
What are the important rivers and tributaries in Germany?
Rhine, Mosel, Ahr, Nahe, Main, Necker
What are Germany's soils?
Blue and red slate
Why are Germany's soils important to the top vineyard sites?
The blue and red slate soil retains heat and radiates is back out at night.
What are the 3 states/Lander which are Germany's primary winegrowing regions?
Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate
Germany's recognized wine areas are known as
How many Anbaugebiete are there in Germany?
In order to use the term Deutscher Wein, the wine must be ______% German in origin.
Is chaptalization allowed in Pradikatswein?
What are the 6 levels of Pradikatswein in order of ripeness level?
Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eisvein, Trockenbeerenauslese
What does Auslese mean?
What does Spatlese mean?
What does Beerenauslese mean?
What does Trockenbeerenauslese mean?
selected dried berries
What are the three levels of Pradikat dessert wines?
Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese
What is the value of measurement called for measuring must weight?
Oeschle values can range from ____ to _____.
40 to 100
Gutsabfullung on a label means
Erzeugerabfullung on a label means
Abfullung is a term used for a commercial winery that buys grapes from other sources. T or F
What is the equivalent of an AOC within a region in Germany?
What is the organization of Germany's leading wine estates?
The VDP classifies
How many levels are in the VDP classification and list in order of highest to lowest?
4. Grosse Lage, Erste Lage, Ortswein, Gutswein
VDP Erste Lage translates to
VDP Ortswein translates to
classified site wine
VDP Gutswein translates to
estate wine or regional wine
An entry level wine in the VDP would be labeled
What is sussreserve?
unfermented grape juice added after fermentation to sweeten a low alcohol wine
What are the German terms for sweetness levels in order of driest to sweetest?
trocken, halbtrocken/feinherb, lieblich/halbsuB, suss/suB
The potential alcohol levels of Kabinett, Spatlese, and Auslese are
10%, 12% and 14%
A rose from a single variety of at least QbA quality may be labeled with the term
German sparkling wine is called
Sekt or Schaumvein
What is the most widely planted grape in Germany?
What is the second most common grape in Germany?
What red grapes are grown in Germany?
Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser
What are the three white grapes of Germany, not including the ...burgunders?
Reisling, Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner
What region/Anbaugebiete is known for it's high acid Reislings?
What is the soil in the Mosel?
What are the 2 Mosel side tributaries?
Saar and Ruwer
What area of the Mosel is home to it's most famous sites?
How many Bereiche are in the Mosel Anbaugebeite?
Name 4 Bereiche in the Mosel.
Bernkastle, Burg Cochem, Saar and Ruwertal
Wines from the Mosel usually contain no more than ____% alcohol and are bottled in
10%, tall green bottles
What other area is equal to Mosel in reputation?
What are the 2 grapes in the Rheingau?
What is the soil in the Rheingau?
What is the name of the one Anbaugebiet in the Rheingau?
What region is north of Pfalz and leads in area under vine and production?
The tradition squat green or brown Bocksbeutel is found in what Anbaugebiete?
What is the most widely planted grape in Baden?
What is considered to be Germany's warmest wine growing area?
Baden's Kaiserstuhl bereich
What region/aubaugebiete is one of Germany's most northern region and known for red wine?
What region may add the label term Charta on the label of it's dry to off-dry QbA or Pradikat level Reisling?
What two regions produce red wines as their key wine style?
Ahr and Wurttemberg