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Chapter 18: Australia and New Zealand
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What is the most widely planted grape in Australia?
What three grape varieties are used in the production of Australian Rhone-style blends, known as "GSM"?
What is the name of Australia's place-of-origin system for wine?
Geographical Indication (GI)
Put the following terms used for Australian wine regions in the proper order, from largest to smallest in geographic size: zone, region, state
State, Zone, Region
In a Australian wine uses a varietal name, what percentage of the wine must be made using the named grape variety?
Australia is the first country to require a ______date on some styles of wine, but it is usually only seen on______products
What nickname is often used for Australian sweet wines?
What agency is in charge of enforcing the place-of-origin system of wine in Australia?
Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
The largest wine region in Australia, according to geographic area.
Zone which includes Coonawarra
A multistate GI
South Eastern Australia
Warm climate region north of Sydney noted for Semillon.
Region well-known for Terra Rosa.
Region in Victoria known for fortified Muscat wines.
Island located off the coast of Victoria; known for cool-climate wines.
Region near Adelaide known for Shiraz.
Region located in Southwest Australia.
Region located on the west side of the Great Dividing Range; contains vineyards approaching 2,000 feet in elevation.
Commercially important region with the second largest volume of wine production in Australia.
Region near Adelaide known for Riesling.
Region on the outskirts of Melbourne noted for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Region located between Bendigo and Goulburn Valley; inlfuenced by the cool winds from the Mt. Camel Range.
When did New Zealand begin to establish its modern wine industry?
Where is New Zealand located?
Pacific Ocean, 1,200 miles east of Australia
What mountain chain runs the length of New Zealand's South Island?
The Southern Alps
What effect does this mountain range have on the climate of New Zealand?
Blocks westerly winds and forms a rain shadow for the eastern part of the South Island
What factors account for New Zealand's cool climate?
It is surrounded by cold ocean waters and few parts of the country are more than 50 miles from the sea.
Due to its unique climate, where are most of the vineyards in New Zealand located?
In the rain shadow of the Southern Alps,
In the rain shadows of the the North Island volcanoes along the east coast of both islands, or in the far north of the North Island.
What percentage of New Zealand's wine production is white wine?
What is the most widely planted white grape of New Zealand?
What are the other leading white wine grapes of New Zealand?
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Riesling
What is the most widely planted red grape of New Zealand?
What are the other leading red grapes of New Zealand?
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah
The most southerly wine region in the world.
The self-proclaimed "Chardonnay capital of New Zealand."
Nickname meaning "Land of the Long White Cloud."
Region that contains over 60% of the country's vines.
Sub-region of Marlborough known for stony soils.
Wairau River Valley
Area located in the plains surrounding the city of Christchurch.
Sub-appellation of Hawke's Bay known for greywacke soils.
The only wine region of New Zealand's South Island located west of the Southern Alps.
Sub-Region of Marlborough known for Sauvignon Blanc with an "herbaceous" character.
Another name used for the Bay of Plenty.
Wine region that stretches along the coast south of Marlborough.
Sub-region of Canterbury, known for a slightly warmer climate.
Leading region for Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah, as well as Chardonnay.
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