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Questions concerning Alsatian wines
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The Vosges mountains
What is the main geological feature of Alsace?
"They create a rainshadow effect, making Alsace one of the driest growing regions in France",
How do the Vosges mountains influence the climate of Alsace?
What are the two subdivisions of Alsace?
Riquewihr and RibeauvillÃ©,
What are the best vineyard towns in Alsace?
Noble grape varietals weren't planted until after WWII,
"Why is Alsace considered by some to be a ""young"" wine region?"
The texture of Alsatian wines is sometimes described as what?
Almost all Alsatian red or rosé wines are made from which varietal?
"Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chasselas"
"What are the ""permitted Alsatian varietals?"""
Klevner or Clevner
What is the Alsatian name for Pinot Blanc
Alsatian AC that is a blend of two or more of the permitted varietals,
Describe AC Edelzwicker
"Alsatian AC that is a blend of 2 or more of the permitted varietals with a minimum 50% Riesling, Gewürz, Pinot Gris, or Muscat"
Describe AC Gentil
How many AC Alsace Grand Cru vineyards exist?
They are usually labeled as varietal wines,
What makes Alsatian wine labels unique among French wine?
100% except for Pinot Blanc/Auxerrois
An Alsatian varietal wine must be made of what percentage of the stated varietal?
The wine contains at least 12 g/L of residual sugar
Moelleux means what on an Alsatian wine label?
Alsatian term for late harvest wine.
What is Vendage Tardive?
"Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat"
What are the permitted varietals for Vendage Tardive wines?
Sélection de Grains Nobles.
What does SGN stand for?
Alsation equivalent to Beerenauslese. Some grapes left on the vine to be affected by botrytis. Permitted varietals are the same as Vendage Tardive
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