Austria Map/Q&A

Name 2 white grapes of Austria
Gruner Veltliner
Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc
Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris)
Scheurebe
Chardonnay
Muller-Thurgau

Name 2 red grapes of Austria
Zweigelt
Blaufrankisch (Lemberger)
St. Laurent
Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Blauer Portugieser
Cabernet Sauvignon

Name 2 regions of Austria
Most Important regions:
Wachau
Kremstal
Other regions:
Kamptal
Traisental
Donauland
Thermenregion
Neuisedlersee-Hugelland
Wien
Wienviertel
Carnuntum
Weinbaugebiet
MittelBurgenland
Sudburgenland

Define Ausbruch
Ausbruch (literal meaning: "break-out") or sometimes Ausbruchwein is an Austrian wine term for a quality level in the Pr├Ądikatswein category situated between Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese in requirements, which makes it a sweet dessert wine typically made from grapes affected by noble rot.The Ausbruch Pr├Ądikat exists only in Austria, not in Germany. Ruster Ausbruch are still the most common Ausbruch wines to encounter; in many other Austrian regions, producers classify their wines as Beerenauslese if they fall short of the Trockenbeerenauslese requirements.

What is Shaumwein?
Sparkling wine

What is strohwein?
a term for wine made by grapes of Beernauslese level which have been dried on straw mats for a minimum of 3 months.

Name the 4 major wine regions of Austria
1. Lower Austria (Niederosterreich)
2. Burgenland (Osterreich)
3. Styria (Steiermark)
4. Vienna (Wien)

What are the three "Vinea Wachau Nobilis Districtus"categories?
Steinfeder
FederSpiel
Smaragd

What are the subregions of the Niederosterreich (7)?
Wienviertal
Traisental
Kremstal
Kamptal
Wachau
Thermenregion
Carnuntum

What are the subregions of Burgenland?
Neusiedlersee
Neusiedlersee-Hugelland
Mittelburgenland
Sudburgenland

For what kind of wine is Neusiedlersee renowned?
botrytized wine

How does Lake Neusiedl affect the grapes grown on it's banks?
Causes the grapes to be attacked by Botrytis

Aside from it's outstanding botrytized wines, what other good quality wines are being produced in Neusiedlersee?
Red wines from Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and Cabernet Sauvignon;
Also 
very good Chardonnay

Neusiedlersee-Hugelland is known for what style of wine?
Ausbruch wine

What is the town of Rust known for?
Production of Ausbruch wine

What is Ausbruch wine?
wine made by adding fresh grapes to botrytized grapes of TBA qua

What style of wine is Mittelburgenland and Sudburgenland known for making?
Spicy reds made from Blaufrankisch grapes

What are the 3 subdistricts of Steiermark?
Sud-osteiermark
Sud-steiermark
Weststeiermark

Sud-osteiermark Sud-steiermark produce high quality wines from which varietal(s)?
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

What is the difference between Austrian BA & TBA?
Must weight of 25┬░KMW for BA and 30┬░KMW for TBA. TBA from fully botrytized grapes.

What is the largest sub-district within Austria?
Weinviertel

The minimum abv of a wine labeled Steinfeder
10.7% abv

The minimum abv of a wine labeled Federspiel
11.5% abv

The minimum abv of a wine labeled Smaragd
12% abv

Which country/style would wine be labeled "Ausbruch"?
Austria and slightly more opulent than BA

What kind of wine is Burgenland primarily known for?
Sweet dessert wines, namely Ausbruch

The foremost red varietal in Burgenland
Blaufrankish

Name the 3 sub districts of Steiermark
Sudosteiermark
Susteiermark
Weststeiermark

Sudosteiermark and Susteiermark are known to produce what kind of wines?
Hiqh quality white wines from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Mittelburgenland and Sudburgenlad have a reputation for making what kind of wine?
Spicy reds made from the Blaufrankisch grape.