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Questions about the styles, regions, and laws of German Wine
Terms in this set (107)
What is region A?
What is region B?
Mosel (Formerly Mosel-Saar-Ruwer)
What is region C?
What is region D?
What is region E?
What is region F?
What is region G?
What is region H?
What is region I?
What is region J?
What is region K?
What is region L?
What is region M?
What year was the German Wine Law enacted?
Tafelwein Landwein Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA) Prädikatswein
Name the four quality levels of German wines
The regional designations for Tafelwein are called what?
Rhein Mosel Bayern Neckar Oberrhein Albrechtsburg Stargarder Country
Name 3 Weinbaugebiete
The regional designation for QbA and Prädikatswein are called what?
Ahr Hessiche Bergstrasse Mittelrhein Mosel Nahe Rheingau Rheinhessen Pfalz Franken Württemburg Baden Saale-Unstrut Sachsen.
Name 7 of the 13 Anbaugebiete.
A district within an Anbaugebiete spanning many parishes and producing wines of similar character is called what?
A collection of vineyard sites, usually encompassed within a bereich, is known as what?
The german name for an individual vineyard site is what?
"Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Kabinett" What is the einzellage?
"Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Kabinett" What town is this from?
Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, and Silvaner. Followed by Bacchus, Elbling, Gewurz, Kerner, Morio-Muscat, and Grauerburgunder, and Scheurebe.
Name the most important white grapes in German wine industry.
Spätburgunder, Blauer Portugieser, Dornfelder.
Name three common German red wine varietals.
Kabinett Spätlese Auslese Beerenauslese Eiswein Trockenbeerenauslese
Name the 6 Prädikat levels
What is the German term for noble rot?
"halbtrocken" means what?
"trocken" means what?
What is the sweetness level of a wine labeled Spätlese Trocken?
What is the only Bereich within the Rheingau?
The towns of Rüdensheim, Winkel, Johannisberg, Oestrich, Erbach, Hattenheim, Rauenthal, Eberbach, Kiedrich, Eltville, Rauenthal, and Hochheim are in what Anbaugebiete?
What is the name of the organization founded to further the classic Rheingau riesling styles? When was it founded?
Bingen, Nierstein, Wonnegau
Name the three Beriech of the Rheinhessen
What is the most commonly planeted varietal in Rheinhessen?
Beloved Lady's Milk
Liebfraumilch translates to what in English?
Nahe, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, and Rheingau
Liebfraumilch can only come from which Anbaugebiete?
semi sweet or halbtrocken, QbA
What is the sweetness level of Liebfraumilch? What quality level must this adhere to?
What is another name for the Pfalz?
Pfalz or Palatinate
Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse and Südliche Weinstrasse are the Bereich of which Anbaugebiete?
What is the most commonly planted varietal in the Pfalz?
The villages of Wachenheim, Forst, Deidesheim, Ruppertsberg, Bad Dürkheim, Ungstein, Kallstadt and Neustadt are quality wine towns of which Anbaugebiete?
The river Nahe
Where does the Anbaugebiete Nahe get its name?
What is the most commonly planted varietal in the Nahe?
What is the single Bereich of Nahe?
Bad Kreuznach and Schloss Böckelheim
What are the most important villages in the Nahe?
Maindreieck, Mainviereck, and Steigerwald are Bereich within what Anbaugebiete?
What is the most commonly planted grape varietal in Franken?
The best wines of Franken are from vineyards surrounding which town?
The flat sided, flask-like bottle of Germany is called what?
The Saar and the Ruwer
What are the two tributaries of the Mosel river?
Bernkastel Burg Cochem Moseltor Obermosel Ruwertal Saar
Name the 6 Bereich of Mosel
The best mosel wines are grown on steep slopes comprised of mainly what type of soil?
Lightly sparkling German wine is often labeled with this term.
The best wine producing villages in the Mosel are from which Bereich?
Piesport Trittenheim Neumagen Bernkastel Brauneberg Graach Wehlen Zeltingen Urzig Erden
Name three Bernkastel villages
Dry red wines, usually from the Spätburgunder
Ahr is known for what style of wine?
What is the most commonly grown varietal in Baden?
Badische Bergstrasse-Kraichgau, Badisches Frankenladn, Bodensee, Breisgau, Kaiserstuhl, Kraichgau, Tuniberg, Tauberfranken, Markgräflerland and Ortenau are all Bereich in what Anbaugebiete?
Name the two Anbaugebiete of the Mittelrhein
This Anbaugebiete contains the steepest vineyards in the world.
Starkenbureg and Umstadt are the two Bereich of which Anbaugebiete?
This is the most Northerly Anbaugebeite in Germany
Schlossneuenburg and Thüringen are the 2 Bereich of which Anbaugebiete?
This is the smallest Anbaugebiete of Germany
Dresden, Elstertal, and Meissen are the 3 Bereich of which Anbaugebiete?
Württembergisch Unterland, Remstal-Stuttgart, Bayerischer Bodensee, Kocher-Jagst-Tauber, Oberere Neckar, and Württembergisch Bodensee are Bereich of which Anbaugebiete?
The main Bereich of Württemberg is what?
Trollinger, Lemberger, and Schwarzriesling are dominant varietals of which Anbaugebiete?
Deutscher Sekt Sekt
What are the two types of Sekt?
Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiet
What is QbA short for?
Unfermented grape juice saved for the purposes of sweetening wine
What is "süssreserve?"
The control number carried by QbA and Prädikatswein
What is the "Amtliche Prüfungsnumer?"
The examining panel (in this case, Bernkastel)
With respect to the following Amtliche Prüfungsnumer, the first set of number(s) refers to what? 2 607 030 07 06
Where the wine was bottled
With respect to the following Amtliche Prüfungsnumer, the second set of number(s) refers to what? 2 607 030 07 06
The official number of the bottler
With respect to the following Amtliche Prüfungsnumer, the third set of number(s) refers to what? 2 607 030 07 06
The year the wine was tested
With respect to the following Amtliche Prüfungsnumer, the fourth set of number(s) refers to what? 2 607 030 07 06
The control number on bottles of QbA and Prädikatswein is known as what?
Qualitätswein Garantierten Ursprungs (QgU)
A QbA wine from a specific region, village, or vineyard is sometimes labeled as what?
T/F: Chaptalization is permitted for QbA wines.
T/F: Chaptalization is permitted for Prädikatswein.
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Kabinett must be what?
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Spätlese must be what?
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Auslese must be what?
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Beerenauslese must be what?
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Eiswein must be what?
The sweetness level in the grapes at the time of harvest to be labeled as Trockenbeerenauslese must be what?
Beerenauslese is produced from selected grapes affected by Edelfäule. Eiswein is made from grapes unaffected by Edelfäule and left on the vine to freeze. Both wines require 110-128° Oechsle
Beerenauslese and Eiswein require the same ripeness levels in terms of degrees Oechsle, what differentiates the two?
Wine made from grapes harvested with sugar levels of 67-85° Oechsle can be labeled with what Prädikat?
Wine made from grapes harvested with sugar levels of 76-95° Oechsle can be labeled with what Prädikat?
Wine made from grapes harvested with sugar levels of 83-105° Oechsle can be labeled with what Prädikat?
Beerenauslese or Eiswein depending on harvesting and production techniques
Wine made from grapes harvested with sugar levels of 110-128° Oechsle can be labeled with what Prädikat?
Wine made from grapes harvested with sugar levels of 150-154° Oechsle can be labeled with what Prädikat?
Trocken in this case refers to the fact that the grapes are so ripe they have shriveled, or partially dried, on the vine.
Why does "Trockenbeerenauslese" contain the work "trocken," or dry, when the style is incredibly sweet.
The wine is dry in taste and made from traditional varietals
"Classic" is a German wine labeling term recently introduced. What does this mean?
In addition to the "classic" criteria, must be from a single varietal, hand picked, from a single vineyard site, and at least 12.2% abv.
"Selection" is a German wine labeling term recently introduced. What does this mean?
"Verband Deutshcer Prädikatsweingüter" An independent association of estates that produce non-chaptalized wines
What is the VDP?
What year was the VDP established?
1971, 2002, 2006
The most recent addendums to the VDP law was in what year?
The VDP or Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter
This is the emblem for what organization?
Grosses Gewächs or "great growths" (Erstes Gewächs in Rheingau)
The VDP version of "grand cru" is known as what?
The VDP uses this term for great vineyard sites.
The must weights for Grosses Gewächs wine must meet the minimums for which Prädikat?
Wines of a superior quality from a classified vineyard sites are labeled what by the VDP?
Gutswein or Ortsweine. These are high quality basic wines with a regional character
The third quality level of the VDP is what?
Grosses Gewächs (Erstes Gewächs in Rheingau) Klassifizierte Lage Gutsweine and Ortswine
What are the three quality levels of the VDP?
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