What is Spätburgunder?
Place the following in order from largest to smallest:
Anbaugebiet, Bereich, Einzellage, Grosslage.
Place of Origin:
What are the two most widely planted grapes in Germany?
Reisling and Mueller-Thurgau
What does Gustabfüllung indicate on a German wine label? What does Erzeugerafüllung indicate? What does Abfuller indicate?
Wines made by grape growers are designated: * Gustabfüllung = Estate bottled grape-grower produced.
* Erzeugerafüllung = Producer bottled, includes cooperative.
* Abfuller = wine produced at a commercial winery that buys grapes from other sources.
What is the difference between Deutscher Tafelwein, and Tafelwine?
The term Deutscher preceding Tafelwein or Landwein indicates that all the grapes came from within Germany. If the wine label does not say "Deutscher," the wine is probably not German-grown, but rather an imported wine blended with German wine and bottled in Germany
What is Edelfäule?
Why are most German vineyards located near rivers or lakes?
To provide a warmer microclimate and prevent frost
List all six categories of QmP wines in order of increasing sugar levels at harvest.
1) Kabinett (Cabinet)
2) Spätlese (Late-harvest)
3) Auslese (Select bunches)
4) Beerenauslese (Select berries)
5) Eisewein (Ice wine)
6) Trockenbeerenauslese (Dried select berries)
What unit of measurement do Germans employ to measure sugar levels at harvest?
Degrees Oechsle. The Oechsle scale is based on the density of the grape must and measured in degrees.
What is the difference between a QbA and a QmP?
QbA wines may be chaptalized
What Prädikat levels are always sweet?
The top three:
QmP Beerenauslese (select berries), QmPTrockenbeerenauslese (dried select berries), and
*QmP Eiswein (ice wine)
What is the German name for sparkling wine?
Define the following terms: Süss, Trocken, Halbtrocken, Feinherb, Classic, Selection
Süss = sweet (GWA Glossary)
Dry = Trocken, Classic, and Selection
Off Dry = Halbtrocken and Feinherb
Which northernly German wine region is best known for its red wines?
Ahr. The Ahr is one of Germany's most northerly and smallest wine regions. Despite the fact that it sits at 50° 30' north latitude, it is best known for its red wines. Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Portugieser both produce light, fruity wines here
True or False: Fully three-quarters of the vines planted in the Mittelrhein are Reisling.
True. Three-quarters of the vines planted here are Riesling
What are the Mosel, the Saar, and the Ruwar?
Rivers. Saar and Ruwar are tributaries to the Mosel
Which German wines are bottled traditionally in bocksbeutels?
Franken wine is bottled in a distinctive squat, green flagon called the Bocksbeutel
Which German wine region is comprised of one long hillside that flanks the Rhine River as it takes a sharp westerly bend?
What is Germany's largest wine-growing region according to acreage planted? According to production numbers? According to physical size?
Acreage planted and production = Rheinhessen
Physical size = Baden
What two German wine regions were formerlly located in East Germany?
Saale-Ustrut and Sashsen are two small wine regions located in what was formerly East Germany
True or False: Eiswein is always influenced by boytrytis.
False. These wines are intensly flavored, sometimes with the honeyed influence of botrytis, sometimes not
High growth wines, a declassified QmP Kabinett or a "super QbA", chaptalization is permitted for these wines
A Rosé made typically from Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)