Flashcards in wine Deck (27)
What is the general climate in the German wine regions?
What does this mean for the types of wines produced?
Mostly white wines with just-ripe characteristics, high acidity, low alcohol
How are dry German wines identified?
The word trocken or classic will appear, halbrocken if half-dry
What are the major German grapes?
Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner
What is the structure of German wines and their subdivisions?
13 (Anbaugebiete) quality wine regions and 7 regions for Wein & Wein with name-place
What are the main characteristics of the wines from the major German grapes?
Riesling: whether dry or sweet, always high acidity, flowery lime aroma, finesse and elegance
Muller-Thurgau: fruity-floral aroma; good acidity; soft clean flavors; not quite the definition that Riesling has
Silvaner: attractive fruit qualities but more rustic than Riesling
What is the most consistent region for producing fine German wines?
Mosel if we are only talking Riesling
What are the categories of wine allowed under German wine law?
Wein, Wein with PDO or PGI nameplace, GGA, Qualitatswein or gU, Pradikatswein or gU
What are the regulations in Germany about chaptalization?
Chapitalization is forbidden at the highest level of Pradikatswein or gU
What is sussreserve? Why, when, and at what quality levels can it be used?
Unfermented grape juice, it is used to make the finished wine sweeter and is added to the wine after the fermentation has been completed and the wine has been separated from from it’s yeasts. Theoretically, sussreserve can be used at all quality levels
What information can usually be found on the label of a QbA wine?
Most QbA labels will show the designation Qualitatswein, the producer name, Anbaugebiete name, grape variety and vintage
What are the six different classifications possible under QmP wines and their characteristics?
Prädikatswein, recently (August 1, 2007) renamed from Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP) wines made from grapes of higher ripeness. As ripeness increases, the fruit characteristics and price increase.
Categories within Prädikatswein are Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese and Eiswein. Wines of these categories can not be chaptalized. All these categories within Prädikatswein are solely linked to minimum requirements of potential alcohol. While these may correlate with harvest time, there are no legally defined harvest time restrictions anymore
What are the major white and red grape varietals of Austria?
Gruner Veltliner and Zwigelt
What style of red is Blaufrankisch?
is a late-ripening variety, produces red wines which are typically rich in tannin and may exhibit a pronounced spicy character.
Name the major grape varietals of Switzerland
Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Gamay
The generally cool climate of Germany means that:
Question 1 options:
1) all of the wines made there are sweet and high alcohol
2) most of the wines are white with high acidity and low alcohol
3) most of the wines are red
4) Germany makes more wine than any other European nation
most of the wines are white with high acidity and low alcohol
The word "trocken" on a German wine label indicates that the wine is:
Question 2 options:
The word "sekt" on a German wine label indicates that the wine is:
Question 3 options:
The most widely planted grape in Germany is:
Question 4 options:
An "Anbaugebiet" is:
1) a new white grape variety specially suited for Germany's climate.
2) a large wooden cask used for fermentation.
3) a geographically defined region for the production of quality wine
4) a very sweet, sparkling wine
a geographically defined region for the production of quality wine
Wines from the Mosel region generally show characteristics of:
1) high alcohol, low acidity, abundant ripe fruit
2) low alcohol, low acidity, abundant ripe fruit
3) low alcohol, low acidity, green fruit
4) low alcohol, high acidity, green fruit
low alcohol, high acidity, green fruit
German wines bottled in tall green bottles usually come from:
1) the Mosel region
2) the Pfalz region
3) the Rheingau region
4) the Rheinhessen region
the Mosel region
Which category of German wine cannot be chapitalized by law?
3) Geschutzte geographische Angabe (ggA)
Süssereserve is used to make a finished wine:
1) more alcoholic
3) sweeter and fruitier
4) lighter in color
sweeter and fruitier
The sub-categories within Pradikatswein wines indicate the level of sugar in the grapes at harvest. What is the correct sequence from lowest sugars to highest?
1) Trockenbeerenauslese, Eiswein, Beerenauslese, Auslese, Spätlese, Kabinett
2) Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese
3)Kabinett, Auslese, Spätlese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese
4) Auslese, Spätlese, Kabinett, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese, Beerenauslese
Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Trockenbeerenauslese
In the name "Bernkasteler Doktor" on a bottle of German wine, what does the word "Doktor" refer to?
1) a village called "Doktor"
2) a region called "Doktor"
3) a winemaker called "Doktor"
4) a single vineyard called "Doktor"
a single vineyard called "Doktor"