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1

What is the most planted white grape of Switzerland

Chasselas

2

What grape is Johannisberg

Swiss synonym for Sylvaner

3

What is Malvoisie

Swiss synonym for Pinot Gris

4

Name the 4 French speaking Canton of Switzerland

-Valais
-Vaud
-Geneva
-Neuchatel

5

What is the Northern most appellation of the Rhone River

Valais in Switzerland

6

What is Fendant

Swiss Synonym for Chasselas, particularly in the canton of Valais

7

What is Dôle

Dôle is a swiss blend of 85% combined Pinot Noir and Gamay with other red varieties made in the Canton of Valais and is one of the canton's most widely produced wines along with whites based on chasselas

8

Describe Vin des Glacier

Vins des Glacier is a rare specialty from the Canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is made from a grape called Rèze (One of Switzerland's oldest indigenous grapes) and this is a Maderized wine stored in high altitude soleras

9

Name the grand Crus of Valais

-Conthey
-Fully
-Saint-Léonard
-Salquenen
-Vétroz

10

Discuss the Grand Cru Conthey of Valais (Switzerland)

Permitted Varietals include:
-Fendant (Chasselas)
-Pinot Noir
-Chardonnay
-Cornalin
-Gamay

Min. 8,000 vines per hectare

11

Discuss the Grand Cru Fully in Valais (Switzerland)

Permitted Varieties include
-Petite Arvine
-Ermitage (Marsanne)
-Gamay
-Syrah

12

What is Ermitage in Switzerland

Ermitage is a swiss synonym for Marsanne

13

Discuss the Grand Cru Vétroz in Valais (Switzerland)

Permitted Varieties:
-Chasselas
-Gamay
-Pinot Noir
-Amigne

Chaptalization is prohibited for white varietals

For Amigne de Vétroz, there are sweetness indicators in the form of a bee on the label required from the 2005 vintages forwards. The system goes like this:
1 bee: Less than 8g/L
2 bees: 9-25 g/L
3 bees: 25+ g/L

14

Discuss the classification system of Amigne de Vétroz in Valais

In Valais, Switzerland, the wines in the Grand Cru Vétroz using the grape Amigne must use bees on the label to indicate sweetness from the 2005 vintage onward. The system is as follows:

1 bee: Less than 8 g/L
2 bees: 9-25 g/L
3 bees: 25+ g/L

15

What Italian-speaking Swizz Canton is located just north of Lombardy

Ticino

16

What famous region of France does the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland border

Jura

Vaud is located on the North Shores of Lake Geneva and borders Jura.

17

What is Dorin

Swiss synonym for Chasselas, particularly in the canton of Vaud

18

Name the regional appellations within the canton of Vaud

-Lavaux
-La Côte
-Chablais
-Vully
-Côtes de l'Orbes
-Bonvillars

19

What are the Grand Cru sites of Lavaux within Vaud in Switzerland

-Dézaley AOC
-Calamin AOC

20

Describe the requirements for Vaud "Premier Grands Crus"

P.C Status is awarded to individual wines based on Chasselas, Gamay and Pinot Noir

Production and bottling must occur in Vaud

Vintage-dated required

Fruit must be hand-harvested

Vineyards must have minimum density of 6,000 vines per hectare

Minimum must weights are as follow:
Chasselas: 75 Ochsle
Gamay: 80 Ochsle
Pinot Noir: 85 Ocshle

21

What is Salvagnin

Swiss blended wine coming from the canton of Vaud made from:
-Gamay
-Pinot Noir
-Gamaret
-Garanoir

22

What is Charte Grain Noble ConfidenCiel

Label created for sweet wines in 1996 from Valais with:
-Min Vine Age: 15 Yrs.
-Min Must Weight: 130 degrees Oechsle
-Min Age: 12 Months in wood

23

Name the subregions of Ticino

-Sopraceneri
-Sottoceneri

24

What is Nostrano del Ticino

"Local wine" often made with primarily Bondola. "Grotto" style wine consumed in pubs

25

Where would you find Monte Ceneri

Ticino, Switzerland

26

On what two lakes in Neuchatel located

-Lake Neuchatel
-Lake Bienne

27

Subdivisions of Neuchatel

-La Béroche
-The Coast
-Entre-deux-Lacs

28

What is Oeil-de-Perdrix

Rosé of Pinot Noir coming from the Canton Neuchatel in Switzerland

29

What is Perdrix Blanc

Still white wine made from Pinot Noir from Neuchatel in Switzerland

30

What is Non FIltré

Chardonnay based specialty wine from Neuchatel that is bottled without filtering the yeast and can be slightly sparkling

31

What is "La Gerle"

Label of quality from Neuchatel only for Chasselas wines that have passed examination and tasting. This is also the name of a vessel used to carry the harvest that contains 100L of pressed grapes

32

Subregions of Geneva

-Mandement
-Entre Arve et Rhone
-Entre Arve et Lac