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1

What climate is most of Germany?

Describe the climate

Cool Continental

Summers can be wet but dry Autumn allowing long final ripening period

2

What is the correct order of German Prädikatswein from lowest to highest sugar levels of the grapes?

Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beernauslese, Eiswein, Trokenbeernauslese

3

Which of these weather effects are not common in Germany?

Wet summers, with risks of moulds and mildews

Dry Autumn giving long growing season.

Winter and spring frost.

Drought

Drought

4

Of the following German quality standards which if any are PDO's?

1) Qualitätswein

2) Prädkatswein

3) Deutscher Wein

4) Landwein

 

1 and 2

5

The image below on a bottle implies what?

This is a warning sign that bird shooting is underway to protect the mature grapes from birds.

The producers are part of the Verban Deutsher Pradikatsweinguter (VDP). A self selecting group of German wine producers. 

The wine comes from an Erste Lage site, one of Germany’s top sites by a top producer.

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The producers are part of the Verban Deutsher Pradikatsweinguter (VDP). A self selecting group of German wine producers. 

6

The image below would indicate what?

The wine was awarded a 1st at Pro wine one of Germany’s top competitions.

The wine is made with one pass though the vineyard, implying very little Botrytis

The wine comes from an Erste Lage site, one of Germany’s top sites by a top producer.

One more bottle to add to the wine lake.

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The wine comes from an Erste Lage site, one of Germany’s top sites by a top producer.

7

A wine with the term Grosses Gewächs on the label means?

The wine is Dry from a top producer on a top site.

The wines must come from Nahe

The wines come from Deidesheim and are not very good.

The wines are Deutscher Wein made in huge quantities.

The wine is Dry from a top producer on a top site.

8

Which of these Prädikaswein levels can be dry?

Auslese 

Beernauslese

Trokenbeernauslese, 

Eiswein

Auslese

9

Which term best describes a wine where Individual grapes are selected that are infected with botrytis to the point that they have dried out and are shrivelled up”?

Spätlese

Troken

Trokenbeernauslese (TBA)

Kabinett

Trokenbeernauslese (TBA)

10

Which is not a typical method of making a sweet wine in Germany?

Chill and filter the wine during fermentation

Sussreserve

Fortification

Naturally Sweet

Fortification

11

Johannisberg, Rüdesheim are all villages in?

Pfalz

Rheingau

Rheinhessen

Nahe

Rheingau

12

Forst and Deidesheim are both villages in?

Rheingau

Rheinhessen

Pfalz

Mosel

Pfalz

13

Bernkastel and Piesport are both villages in?

Pfalz

Mosel

Rheinhessen

Nahe

 Mosel

14

True or False; Noble Rot (Botrytised) sweet wines can be made in every region in Germany?

True

15

Generally speaking where are the best sites for growing grapes found in Germany?

On steep and often stony slopes of rivers.

with a Southerly aspect to maximise available heat and sunlight

16

How are vines pruned and trained on steep vineyards?

Head pruned, individually staked with the canes tied in at the top of the stake to maximise grape exposure to light and air circulation.

17

why are rivers helpful to vineyards?

Reflected sunlight can help grapes ripen and the air movement created by flowing water can help protect against frosts.

18

Why might it take weeks to harvest a single vineyard?

Because grapes (and final wines) are classified by Must Weight pickers will pass through the vineyard several times to ensure they get the ideal grapes for each category of wine.

19

What are the two PDO categories in Germany?

Qualitatswein

Pradikatswein

20

Which Pradikatswein am I?

I am the most delicate Pradikatswein, I'm light in body with high acidity and flavours of green apple or citrus fruit balanced with some residual sweetness. I contain 8~9% alcohol but can reach 12% with my drier styles.

Kabinett

21

What is the name of the unfermented grape juice sometimes added to wines, after fermentation, to sweeten wines? 

Sussreserve

22

How does a winemaker ensure the best sweeter Kabinett wines retain some sweetness?

By stopping fermentation early by chilling and filtering out yeast from the wine.

23

What Pradikatswien am I?

 

I am made the same way as my little little brother but I am more concentrated, riper and have a little more body, alcohol and, where relevant, sweetness. My common characteristics are Citrus & Stone Fruit aromas (peach and apricot).

Spatlese

24

What Pradikatswein am I?

 

I am made from individually selected extra-ripe bunches of grapes. I can be dry or sweet and am still richer and riper than my little brothers. Sometimes I have some Noble Rot in me.

Auslese

25

What Pradikatswein am I?

 

I usually contain Noble Rot. I am sweet and low in alcohol with flavours of honey, dried stone fruit, candied peel and flowers.

Beerenauslese

26

What Pradikatswein am I?

 

I always contain Noble Rot. I am sweet and low in alcohol with flavours of honey, dried stone fruit, candied peel and flowers.

Trockenbeerenauslese

27

What is the word used as an alternative to halbtrocken?

Feinherb

28

How is vineyard location commonly commonly shown on German wine labels?

The name of the village first followed by the name of te vineyard.

29

What term do VDP producers put on their Qualitatswein?

Grosses Gewachs

30

What Pradikatswein am I?

 

I am made quite rarely and have a lovely balance between acidity and sweetness. Noble Rot plays no part in me.

Eiswein

31

What are the 3 key White grapes of Germany?

Reisling

Muller-Thurgau

Silvaner

32

What are the 2 main Red wine grapes in Germany?

Spatsburgunder (Pinot Noir)

Dornfelder

33

Name the 7 wine regions of Germany

Mosel

Nahe

Rheingau

Rheinhessen

Pfalz

Baden

Franken

34

Name 3 Mosel villages with a reputation for making top quality wine

Piesport

Bernkastel

Wehlen

35

Which region am I?

I am considered to be one of the most challenging regions for wine production.

My best vineyards are found on very steep slopes, with slate soils, right next to the river. 

The Rieslings produced here are typically lighter in body, lower in alcohol and higher in acidity then other regions in Germany. Floral and green fruit flavours predominate.

Mosel

36

What are the 2 most important towns in Rheingau?

Johannisberg and Rudesheim

37

What region am I?

I am a small but prestigious region. Most of my vineyards are situated on the north bank of the rivers and have a southerly aspect, they also receive protection from the Taunus hills to the North.

Riesling dominates and are made in a dry style, they have a medium to full body and a distinct peach character, to the vineyards to my east are slightly warmer so produce a riper and fuller bodied wine. 

Some of Germany's best BA & TBA wines are made here too.

Rhiengau

38

What is the most notable town in Rheinhessen?

Nierstein

39

Which region am I?

I am the largest vine growing region with a variety of black and white plantings however Muller-Thurgau & Riesling are the two most planted varieties.

The best vineyards are on the steep slopes on the west bank of the river.

I produce some of the fullest bodied Rieslings in Germany.

Rheinhessen

40

The most established quality vineyards around Pfalz are around which 2 villages?

Forst & Deidesheim

41

Which wine region am I?

I am the 2nd largest wine growing region in Germany. Most of my vineyards are a continuation of the vineyards of Alsace. I am the driest of the German regions and in very warm years my vines can suffer from water stress.

Riesling is my most planted variety but Muller-Thurgau is also widely planted. Dornfelder is the 2nd most planted variety of any colour.

The best vines are planted on steep slopes to the west of the villlages and produce a ripe, fuller bofdied style of Riesling.

Pfalz

42

Which region am I?

I am the warmest and most southerly region and I produce the fullest bodied German wines with the highest alcohols.

My vineyards are spread over a large geographic area but I am only the 3rd largest vine growing region in Germany.

My best vineyards are on the south facing slopes of an extinct volcano. 

Riesling plantings are few here and I'm most famous for my Spatsburgunder.

Baden

43

Which wine region am I?

White grapes predominate here but Riesling is not widely planted nor is it considered very prestigious and Silvaner is held in highest regard.

My best vineyards are on south facing slopes.

Franken

44

List the 4 Human factors of wine

Grape Growing

Wine Making

Maturation

Market Forces