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CSW GWA Varietals

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Which grape variety best maintains its acidity during ripening regardless of climate or crop yield?

A. Gewurztraminer
B. Chardonnay
C. Barbera
D. Viognier
C. Barbera
Which of the following grape varieties is NOT traditionally planted on chalk soils?

A. Chardonnay.
B. Sangiovese.
C. Chenin Blanc.
D. Cabernet Sauvignon.
D. Cabernet Sauvignon
Which of the following varieties is NOT a cool climate grape?

A. Riesling
B. Pinot Noir
C. Muscat
D. Chardonnay
C. Muscat
Which of the following grapes are known for their wind tolerance?

A. Chenin Blanc and Grenache
B. Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir
C. Grenache and Merlot
D. Merlot and Pinot Grigio
A. Chenin Blanc and Grenache
There is more Chenin Blanc in South Africa than there is in France. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
A. True
Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc are synonyms. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
B. False
"Gewurrz" translates as...

A. Fruity
B. Spice
C. Sweet
D. Bitter
B. Spice
A winemaker often masks Gewuztraminer's natural bitterness with...

A. Malo-lactic fermentation
B. Sur lie aging
C. Residual sugar
D. Residual carbon dioxide
C. Residual sugar
Which of the following grape varieties prefers its native soil?

A. Nebbiolo
B. Cabernet Sauvignon.
C. Chardonnay
D. Muscat
A. Nebbiolo
DNA typing has determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between which two grape varieties?

A. Semillon and Merlot
B. Semillon and Petit Verdot
C. Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc
D. Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec
C. Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc
Chardonnay is indigenous to...

A. Champagne
B. Burgundy
C. Bordeaux
D. Loire
B. Burgundy
The winemaking techniques of barrel fermentation, malo-lactic fermentation, and sur lie aging are typically applied to which of the following varieties?

A. Chenin Blanc
B. Muscat
C. Pinot Grigio
D. Chardonnay
D. Chardonnay
Which varietal table wine does not generally improve with prolonged bottle age?

A. Chardonnay
B. Chenin Blanc
C. Sauvignon Blanc
D. Riesling
C. Sauvignon Blanc
What is Chenin Blanc called in South Africa?

A. Crouchen Blanc
B. Pineau de la Loire
C. Steen
D. Clare Riesling
C. Steen
What American term commonly refers to a Sauvignon Blanc vinified with oak influence?

A. Pouilly Fume
B. Fume Blanc
C. Sauvignonasse
D. Sauvignon Musque
B. Fume Blanc
Recent ampelographical research has determined that much of Chile's Pinot Bianco is actually...

A. Sauvignon Vert
B. Pinot Blanc
C. Pinot Gris
D. Chenin Blanc
D. Chenin Blanc
Which of the following is a synonym for true Riesling?

A. Emerald Riesling
B. Gray Riesling
C. White Riesling
D. Schwarz Riesling
C. White Riesling
What do many winemakers do to balance Riesling's searing acid levels?

A. Induce malo-lactic fermentation.
B. Barrel-age the wine.
C. Finish the wine with residual sugar.
D. Pick early.
C. Finish the wine with residual sugar
There is more Viognier in the New World than in France. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
A. True
In South America, most of what the Argentines call Pinot Bianco is actually Chenin Blanc. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
A. True
Which of the following grape varieties tend to be low in acid at harvest?

A. Chenin Blanc
B. Riesling
C. Gewürztraminer
D. Muscat
C. Guwurtraminer
Which of the following is a synonym for Pinot Gris in Germany?

A. Grau Burgunder
B. Blau Burgunder
C. Weiss Burgunder
D. Rot Burgunder
A. Grau Burgunder
Which of the following grape varieties is NOT known for its high tannin content?

A. Cabernet Sauvignon
B. Syrah/Shiraz
C. Nebbiolo
D. Sangiovese
D. Sangiovese
There is more acreage planted to Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot in Bordeaux. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
B. False
Which grape variety often undergoes a cold soak before fermentation begins?

A. Cabernet Sauvignon
B. Syrah
C. Pinot Noir
D. Nebbiolo
C. Pinot Noir
What grape variety is the genetic ancestor of Zinfandel?

A. Crljenak
B. Plavac Mali
C. Primitivo
D. Dobricic
A. Crljenak
What two wines are traditionally finished in American oak barrels?

A. Zinfandel and Rioja
B. Syrah and Pinot Noir
C. Cabernet Sauvignon and Rioja
D. Barbera and Chianti
A. Zinfandel and Rioja
Recent research has determined that Syrah is a cross between which two varieites?

A. Dureza and Goulais Blanc
B. Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche
C. Zinfandel and Dobricic
D. Vigonier and Mouvedre
B. Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche
Which of the following reds is least susceptible to oxidation?

A. Syrah
B. Grenache
C. Sangiovese
D. Cabernet Sauvignon
D. Cabernet Sauvignon
Which of the following is a clone of Sangiovese?

A. Teroldego
B. Prugnolo
C. Charbono
D. Mammolo
B. Prugnolo
Napa Gamay is a synonym for true Gamay. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
B. False
In California, Gamay Beaujolais is a lesser clone of Pinot Noir. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.
A. True
Which of the following does not typically have Syrah in the blend?

A. Chateauneuf du Pape
B. Cotes du Rhone
C. Cote Rotie
D. Madiran
D. Madiran
Which of the following is NOT a synonym for Cabernet Franc?

A. Bouchy
B. Bretton
C. Bouchet
D. Spanna
D. Spanna
What is the name of the process in which the winemaker may elect to draw, or bleed off a small portion of the juice from the red wine fermenter?

A. Blending
B. Saignae
C. Limited Maceration
D. Fermentation
B. Saignae
In which country would you be most likely to hear a rose referred to as a clarete?

A. Spain
B. France
C. Portugal
D. South Africa
A. Spain
Which of these is a red grape varietal used in port production?

A. Touriga Nacional
B. Gouveio
C. Malvasia Fina
D. Viosinho
A. Touriga Nacional
Which two types of Madeira are fermented on the skins and fortified when sugar levels reach 7%?

A. Sercial and Verdelho
B. Sercial and Bual
C. Malvasia and Bual
D. Bual and Verdelho
C. Malvasia and Bual
Where would you hear a sparkling wine referred to as a cremant?

A. Any region of France except Champagne
B. Champagne
C. Any region of France
D. Loire Valley and Champagne
A. Any region of France except Champagne
Which type of sparkling wine represents the house style?

A. Nonvintage
B. Vintage
C. Blanc de blancs
D. Prestige cuvee
A. Nonvintage
Which area of France is NOT known for using Cinsault and Grenache in rose?

A. Tavel
B. Anjou
C. Languedoc-Rousillon
D. Provence
B. Anjou
Which wine would you be most likely to find aromas of blueberry and vanilla?

A. White Zinfandel
B. White Grenache
C. White Cabernet Sauvignon
D. White Merlot
D. White Merlot
What is a Marsala Vergine Stravecchio Riserva?

A. A wine aged in cask for a minimum of five years employing a solera system
B. A wine aged three years or more
C. A wine containing 4-10% residual sugar
D. A dry wine requiring a minimum ten years in cask
D. A dry wine requiring a minimum ten years in cask
Which of these is NOT a grape authorized for Sherry production?

A. Palomino
B. Pedro Ximenez
C. Moscatel
D. Sanlucar de Barrameda
D. Sanlucar de Barrameda
What is required for the successful fermentation of a sparking wine?

A. Low acid and high sugars
B. High acid and low sugars
C. Low sugars only
D. High acid only
B. High acids and low sugars
Where would you find Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay used in the production of sparkling wine?

A. United States only
B. United States and France
C. France only
D. Italy
B. United States and France