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1

Most German winegrowing areas are found near rivers or Lake _______.

Constance

2

What are the important rivers and tributaries in Germany?

Rhine, Mosel, Ahr, Nahe, Main, Necker

3

What are Germany's soils?

Blue and red slate

4

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.

5

What are the 3 states/Lander which are Germany's primary winegrowing regions?

Baden-Wurttemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate

6

Germany's recognized wine areas are known as

Anbaugebiete

7

How many Anbaugebiete are there in Germany?

13

8

In order to use the term Deutscher Wein, the wine must be ______% German in origin.

100%

9

Is chaptalization allowed in Pradikatswein?

No

10

Pradikate means

special attributes

11

What are the 6 levels of Pradikatswein in order of ripeness level?

Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eisvein, Trockenbeerenauslese

12

What does Auslese mean?

selected harvest

13

What does Spatlese mean?

late harvest

14

What does Beerenauslese mean?

selected berries

15

What does Trockenbeerenauslese mean?

selected dried berries

16

What are the three levels of Pradikat dessert wines?

Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese

17

What is the value of measurement called for measuring must weight?

Oeschle

18

Oeschle values can range from ____ to _____.

40 to 100

19

Gutsabfullung on a label means

estate bottled

20

Erzeugerabfullung on a label means

producer bottled

21

Abfullung is a term used for a commercial winery that buys grapes from other sources. T or F

True

22

What is the equivalent of an AOC within a region in Germany?

Bereiche

23

What is the organization of Germany's leading wine estates?

VDP

24

The VDP classifies

vineyards

25

How many levels are in the VDP classification and list in order of highest to lowest?

4. Grosse Lage, Erste Lage, Ortswein, Gutswein

26

VDP Erste Lage translates to

first site

27

VDP Ortswein translates to

classified site wine

28

VDP Gutswein translates to

estate wine or regional wine

29

An entry level wine in the VDP would be labeled

Gutswein

30

What is sussreserve?

unfermented grape juice added after fermentation to sweeten a low alcohol wine

31

What are the German terms for sweetness levels in order of driest to sweetest?

trocken, halbtrocken/feinherb, lieblich/halbsuB, suss/suB

32

The potential alcohol levels of Kabinett, Spatlese, and Auslese are

10%, 12% and 14%

33

A rose from a single variety of at least QbA quality may be labeled with the term

weissherbst

34

German sparkling wine is called

Sekt or Schaumvein

35

What is the most widely planted grape in Germany?

Reisling

36

What is the second most common grape in Germany?

Muller-Thurgau

37

What red grapes are grown in Germany?

Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, Portugieser

38

What are the three white grapes of Germany, not including the ...burgunders?

Reisling, Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner

39

What region/Anbaugebiete is known for it's high acid Reislings?

Mosel

40

What is the soil in the Mosel?

blue slate

41

What are the 2 Mosel side tributaries?

Saar and Ruwer

42

What area of the Mosel is home to it's most famous sites?

Mittelmosel

43

How many Bereiche are in the Mosel Anbaugebeite?

6

44

Name 4 Bereiche in the Mosel.

Bernkastle, Burg Cochem, Saar and Ruwertal

45

Wines from the Mosel usually contain no more than ____% alcohol and are bottled in

10%, tall green bottles

46

What other area is equal to Mosel in reputation?

Rheingau

47

What are the 2 grapes in the Rheingau?

Reisling, Spatburgunder

48

What is the soil in the Rheingau?

Red slate

49

What is the name of the one Anbaugebiet in the Rheingau?

Johannisberg

50

What region is north of Pfalz and leads in area under vine and production?

Reinehessen

51

The tradition squat green or brown Bocksbeutel is found in what Anbaugebiete?

Franken

52

What is the most widely planted grape in Baden?

Spatburgunder

53

What is considered to be Germany's warmest wine growing area?

Baden's Kaiserstuhl bereich

54

What region/aubaugebiete is one of Germany's most northern region and known for red wine?

Ahr

55

What region may add the label term Charta on the label of it's dry to off-dry QbA or Pradikat level Reisling?

Rheingau

56

What two regions produce red wines as their key wine style?

Ahr and Wurttemberg

57

What three regions produce both red and white wines?

Baden, Rheingau and Rheinhessen