Flashcards in Germany Deck (55):
There are four different sizes of vineyard area delineation which can appear on the label. In diminishing order of size what are they. (Regional Subdivisions in Germany)
Ambaugebiet - must appear on label, Germany divided into 13 regions
Bereich - the district within the Ambaugebiet
Grosslage - group of vineyards
Einzellage - an individual vineyard
Which of these is a prestigious Einzellage in Mosel.
A) Piesporter Goldtropfchen
B) Piesporter Michelsberg
A) Piesporter Goldtropfchen
B) is a Grosslage noted for production of inexpensive wines.
T/F: Only PDO wines may put a vineyard name on their label in Germany.
T/F: Geschutzte Ursprungsbezeichnung (g.U) is German for PDO.
Qualitatswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA) are wines that have been produced from grapes outside of the 13 Anbaugebiete.
False. Grapes are grown exclusively in one of the 13 Anbaugebiete. Blending from wines of other regions is forbidden. Min must weights lower than Pradikatswein.
Wines that do not have a geographical indication are labelled what in Germany.
Pradikatswein and QbA are the 2 classifications for PDO wines and account for 95% of production.
What are the 6 levels of Pradikatswein.
Which of these are false regarding Pradikatswein in Germany.
A) wines may not have musts enriched
B) grapes must come from a single Bereich
C) may be sweetened post fermentation using Sussreserve
D) none of the above
Which is false regarding Pradikatswein classification.
A) defined by must weights at time of harvesting
B) must weights overlap in the range at each Pradikat level.
C) the Pradikat levels are only appropriate for white wines
D) defined by must weights post fermentation.
What is the Kabinett wine style.
Most delicate, ideal aperitifs.
Light body, high acidity, green apple, citrus with residual sweetness.
Alcohol 8-9% but drier styles can reach 12%.
Define Spatlese wine style.
"Late harvest", more concentrated flavours, riper fruit more citrus and hints of stone peach and apricot. Will have a higher abv than Kabinett.
Define Auslese wine style.
Wines made from individually selected extra-ripe bunches. Greatest range of styles for Riesling. Highest Pradikat that can appear on a dry wine.
Goldkapsel indicates an overt botrytis character.
Goldkapsel is used to indicate botrytis character on Spatlese wine.
False - for Auslese wines.
Kabinett is the highest Pradikat category that can appear on a dry wine.
Define Beerenauslese wine style.
Individual grape Berries are picked out ideally enhanced by Noble rot.
Define Eiswein wine style.
Grapes left on the vine until -8 C. Grapes largely unaffected by Noble Rot. Intensely concentrated fruit flavours with very high levels of acidity.
The vintage year for Eiswein is determined by the year the grapes are harvested.
False - the year the grapes are grown.
Define the wine style of Trokenbeerenauslese.
Berries that shrivelled up on the vine due to Noble rot. Rarely above 8% abv with high residual sugar and acidity. Top quality TBA's worlds most expensive wines.
Geschutzte geografische Angabe (g.g.A) is German for PGI wines.
Landwein is a PGI wine in Germany.
Landwein must be either Trocken or Halbtrocken and the minimum must weight is lower than that required for Deutscher Wein.
False. Must weight is higher than for Deutscher Wein.
Feinherb is another term to describe what kind of wine.
What does "classic" mean in Germany
"harmoniously dry". Min 12% alch. 11.5%-Mosel.
must be made from a single variety, from a single vintage in and single region and all must be stated on the label.
Traditional grapes from the region
What does "selection" mean in Germany
Premium quality "harmoniously dry" wine. Must weights must be at least Auslese levels. Grapes are from Einzlegge - named on label.
Max RS=9g/l, except Riesling which can have 12g/l
Describe the VDP?
Self-elected best producers throughout Germany whose members are committed to unwavering quality.
Define Erste Lage
Best vineyards sites. A term used only by VDP members. Identified on a label a 1 with a bunch of grapes.
T/F: any Pratikat level wine from the best vineyards can be labelled Erste Lage?
False. Erste Lage can only be used by memebers of the VDP.
Which of the following grapes cannot be labelled as Erste Lage
5 grapes of Erste Lages are limited to: Riesling, Silvaner, Spatberguner, Weisbergunder and Grauburgunder.
Define Grosses Gewachs
dry wines made from Erste Lage sites
Dry wines made from Erste Lage sites in Rheingau are called...?
T/F: The DVP can make sweet Pratikat wines from Erste Lage sites.
What is the climate of Germany?
Warmest region of Germany ?
What does a long cool growing season provide?
gives grapes time to develop a good level of natural sugar while retaining acidity.
White grapes account for ____% of German plantings?
What's the crossing of Muller-Thurgau?
Riesling x Madeleine Royale
In which two regions is Silvaner mainly found in Germany?
Rheinhessen and Franken
What is the structure of Silvaner ?
Moderate acidity, neutral fruit, can have earthy quality
T/F: Muller-Thurgau and Riesling produce premium quality wines.
False..Riesling and Silvaner producer premium wines. Muller Thurgau...not so much
Scheurebe is a crossing of which two grapes
Riesling and Silvaner
Which 2 regions are Spatburgunder most grown
Baden and Pfalz (warmer areas)
What factors contribute to the cost of quality Germany wine making?
The best vineayrds to located on steep slopes - hand harvested, vines are staked to they don't fall,
T/F: Chaptilization is allowed in Pradikats wine
Saar and Ruwer are found in which Anbaugebiet?
Where is Nahe located?
Between Mosel and Rheinhessen
What is the river in Rheingau
What natural barrier does Rheingau have?
Taunus hills to the north
What is Geisenheim and where is it?
A world famous viticulture research station. Located in Rheingau
What region is known for starting dry wine making in Germany?
Compare Mosel Riseling vs Rheingau Riesling
Mosel: light body, low alch, high acid, med sweetness.
Rheingau: med-full body, ripe peach character to fruit character.
Which Ambiguebiete is Muller Thurgau most widely planted?
T/F: Rheinhessen produces some of the fullest bodied riesling in Germany
What is the dryest region in Germany? Why?
Protected by Haardt mountains - which is a continuation of the Voges