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1

What are the varietal characteristics of Gewurztraminer?

• low to medium acidity
• high alcohol
• aromatic variety
• no oak
• floral:
- rose
• stone fruit:
- peach
- apricot
• tropical fruit:
- lychee

2

What are the style and aging characteristics of Gewurztraminer?

dry to sweet
full-bodied
typically unoaked
very good or outstanding examples can age:
- honey
- dried fruit

3

What types of climate does Gewurztraminer prefer?

• Cool
• Moderate

4

Where are the important regions and GI's in France for Gewurztraminer?

• Alsace
• Alsace Grand Cru

5

What are the varietal characteristics of Viognier?

• dry
• full body
• low to medium acidity
• high alcohol
• aromatic variety
• floral:
- blossom
• stone fruit:
- peach
- apricot

6

What types of climate does Viognier prefer?

Moderate

7

Where is the important region in France for Viognier?

Northern Rhône:
• Condrieu

8

What are the varietal characteristics of Albariño?

• dry
• medium body
• high acidity
• citrus fruit:
- lemon
- grapefruit
• stone fruit:
- peach
- apricot

9

What types of climate does Albariño prefer?

Cool to moderate

10

What is the sweetness range for Gewurztraminer?

Dry to sweet

11

Why is Gewurztraminer usually higher in alcohol?

Gewurtraminer acquires very high levels of sugar as it ripens.

generally more sugar = higher alcohol

12

What 2 white grape varietals are known to be both full-bodied and floral?

• Gewurztraminer
• Viognier

13

Which AOC in France is known for its high-quality Viognier?

Condrieu AOC in the Northern Rhône

14

In Condrieu AOC, is Viognier bottled as a single varietal or is it blended?

Always single varietal in Condrieu AOC

15

Is Viognier ever used as a blending grape in areas outside of Condrieu AOC?

Yes, because Viognier adds floral aromas, body, and peachy notes to more neutral grapes/wines.

16

Why would Albariño benefit from lees contact?

Lees add a creamy texture to the wine, adding body and balancing Albariño's naturally high acidity.

17

What is the appellation in Spain that is known for its Albariño?

Rías Baixas DO