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1

How many zones are located in South Australia?

8

2

Within the limestone coast zone of South Australia produces the country's "best" Cabernet Sauvignon?

Coonawarra
col, maritime-influenced

3

Name 3 of Coonawarra's best producers.

Majella
Wynns "John Riddoch"
Parker Estate's "First Growth"

4

What is the mail soil type of Coonawarra?

"Terra Rosa"

5

What other GI has Terra Rosa soil?

Padthaway

6

What is Terra Rosa soil?

red clay soil produced by the weathering of limestone. When limestone weathers, the clay contained in the rocks is left behind, along with any other non-soluble rock material.

7

What 2 white grapes of Padthawy GI occupy nearly 40% of the total vineyard acreage?

Riesling
Chardonnay

8

Name 4 newer GIs of the Limestone Coast Zone of South Australia.

Wrattonbully
Robe
Mount Benson
Mount Gambier

9

What zone of South Australia is located directly north of the limestone coast?

Lower Murray Zone

10

What is the sole region of the Lower Murray Zone?

Riverland GI
-continental, hot

11

Name 3 zones to the west of the Lower Murray Zone in
South Australia.

Fleurieu
Barossa
Mount Lofty Ranges
-the sources of some of Austrlia's finest wines

12

What is the climate of the Fleurieu Zone?

Mediterranean
-tempered by south ocean currentsand LAke Alexandria
-directly south of Langhorne Creek GI

13

What is the Fleurieu Zone's most important and warmest regions?

McLaren Vale
-red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, GSM

14

What is Mourvedre called in South Australia?

Mataro

15

Who produces "Dead Arm" Shiraz?

D'Ardenberg
-McLaren Vale

16

Who produces "High Sands" Grenache

Yangarra
-McLaren Vale

17

Who produces "Eclipse"?

Drew Noon
-Grenache based
-McLaren Vale

18

Who produces "Astralis" Shiraz?

Clarendon Hills
-McLaren Vale
-dry farmed

19

What are the 3 regions on the Mount Lofty Ranges Zone?

Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Plains
Clare Valley

20

What are is the southernmost region of the Mount Lofty Ranges?

Adelaide Hills Gi

21

Name the 2 sub-regions of the Adelaide hills GI.

Lenswood
Piccadilly Valley

22

What are the grapes of the Adelaide Hills GI?

Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
-sparkling wines of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

23

What GI offers Australia's most classic interpretation of Riesling?

Clare Valley GI

24

Name the 2 unofficial sub-regions of Clare Valley and their soil types.

Water Vale-limestone
Polish Hill-broken slate

25

What producer is a master of the Clare Valley Riesling style?

Grosset

26

Adelaide Hills and Adelaaide plains should not me confused with what "super zone"?

Adelaide GI
-allows producers to blend freely from Barossa, Fleurieu, and Mount Lofty Ranges

27

What is Australia's most importans region for premium Shiraz?

inland Barossa Zone
-surrounded by the Mount Lofty Ranges on 3 sides
-Barossa Valley GI is home to 150yr old vines

28

What s the traditional type of oak used in Barossa Valley?

American Oak Hogshead
-300 liters

29

How many liters is a Hogshead barrel?

300 liters

30

Name 4 major producers based in Barossa Valley.

Penfolds
Torbreck
Peter Lehman
Rockford

31

Is Eden Valley GI warmer or cooler than Barossa Valley GI?

Cooler
-Riesling, Chardonnay, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

32

Name 3 major producers of Eden Valley GI

Yalumba
Pewsey Vale
Henschke