Germany Map/Q&As

State the grape that SpÀtburgunder is a synonym for
Pinot Noir

State the grape that Weissburgunder is a synonym for
Pinot Blanc

State the grape that Grauburgunder is a synonym for
Pinot Gris

Define MĂŒller-Thurgau
A Riesling X Chasselas Cross

Define Liebfraumilch and state where it is commonly found.
(Means Milk of our Lady) Cheap fruity blended wines from Rheinhessen and Pfalz

Define Bocksbeutel and state where it is commonly found.
A Pear/Flask shaped bottel used in the Franken region of Germany.

Define edelfaule.
Noble Rot or Botrytis

Name any 1 anbaugebiete that is important for red wines.
Rheingau
Ahr Valley
Baden
Wurttemberg

Name 4 of Germany's main regions
Mosel-saar-ruwer
Pfalz
Rheingau
Baden
Franken
Wurttemberg
Ahr
Nahe
Rheinhessen
Hessesche-Bergstrasser

Name 3 important Anbaugebiet out of the 13
(one of the four levels of geographic classification referring to a “wine growing region”, and which is always used on the label of QbA and PrĂ€dikatswein wine: The other three are

   -Bereich, district, of which there are 39. Each Anbaugebiet is divided into one or more Bereiche.

   -Großlage, about 170 collective sites, which is a collective name for a number of single vineyards

   -Einzellage, about 2,600 single vineyards

Mosel-Saar-ruwer
Rheingau
Pfalz
Rheinhessen
Mittelrhein
Ahr
Nahe
Franken
Baden
Wurttemburg
Sachsen
Salle-Unstrut
Hessische-Bergstrasse

Define and name 4 of them (Regions of Germany)
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Rheingau
Rheinhessen
Pfalz
Ahr Valley
Nahe
Franken
Mittelrhein
Baden
Wurttemberg
Hessische
Bergtrasse
Saal-Unstrut
Sachsen

State the 4 quality levels of German wine.
Tafelwein - Table Wine
Landwein - Regional Wine
QbA - Qualitatswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete
QmP - Qualitatswein mit Pradikat

State the 6 Pradikat levels for QmP wines from driest to sweetest.
Kabinett
Spatlese
Auslese
Beerenauslese (BA)
Eiswein
Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA)

Define Erstes Gewachs.
1st Growth

Define Halbtrocken and Trocken.
Half Dry and Dry

Define Sekt.
Sparkling Wine

Primary White Varietals
Riesling
Muller Thurgau
Silvaner
Scheurebe
Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris)

Primary Red Varietals
Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Dornfelder
Portugieser

Wine Classification
Tafelwein:
 Table Wine
Landwein: Regional Wine
Qualitatswein bestimmter Arbaugebiete (QbA): Quality wine from one of the 13 major regions
Qualitatswein mit Pradikat (QmP): Quality wine detrmined by the degree of ripeness at harvest
- Only classifiation that cannot be chaptalized
- Six pradikat or levels of quality ranging from driest to sweetest

QmP Pradikat
Kabinett Wine - Least ripe

Spatlese wine - Late-gathered grapes left on the vine to ripen

Auslese wines - Selected individual bunches of grapes left on the vine to become over-ripe

Beerenauslese (BA) wines - Specially selected grapes chosen from the ripest bunches which have been effected by Edelfaule

Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) wines -Dried up, selected grapes affected by Edelfaule which have been left to shrivel on the vine

The temperature at which grapes used to make Eiswein are picked.
18 F

Mosel Valley: Middle Mosel
-Riesling is king
-Very steep vineyards
-South or SW aspect
-Slate soils
-Long growing season
-Wine styles
Delicacy
Purity of fruit
Racy acidity
Terroir
Low Alcohol
Ageworthy

Rheingau
Riesling & Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Wine styles
Richer wines than Mosel
Great aging potential
Trocken (dry) wines important
Erstes Gewachs (first growths)

Rheinhessen
Muller Thurgau/Silvaner/Riesling/Scheurebe
Diversity of soil types and grape varieties
Quality extremes
Land of Liebfraumilch
Nackenheimer Rothenberg – one of Germany’s great vineyards

Pfalz
Riesling/Scheurebe/Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris)/Muller Thurgau/Spatburgunder
Also called the Palatinate
Warmer Climate
Great diversity of soil types
Trocken (dry) wines important – Grosses Gewachs (first growths)

Other Notable Anbaugebieten

Ahr Valley
Predominantly red wines from Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) and Portugieser
Volcanic slate soil

Nahe
Best wines from Riesling
Area around Schlossbockelheim and Bad Kreuznach

Franken (Franconia)
Silvaner/Riesling/Muller Thurgau
Wines traditionally bottled in bocksbeutel

Which regions of Germany can legally produce Liebfraumilch?
Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Nahe

What is Weissherbst?
German for "white autumn" or "white harvest." It originally referred to red grapes that had lost their color because of EdelfaĂŒle (botrytis cinerea). Today Weissherbst refers to rosĂ© wines produced from a single grape variety and of at least qualitĂ€tswein quality. The best-known wines of this type are made from SpĂ€tburgunder (pinot noir) in Germany's baden and wĂŒrttemberg regions. A rosĂ© wine from Baden

What are the two most important varietals in Hessische Bergstrasse?
Riesling and Muller-Thurgau

What is the most important grape of Saale-Unstrut?
Muller-Thurgau

Schlossneuenburg is the most important and largest Bereich in which anbaugebiete?
Saale-Unstrut

What is the most important grape of Sachsen?
Muller-Thurgau

Which anbaugebiete is noted for its Schillerwein production?
Wurteemberg

What is Schillerwein?
Rose wine (Germany)

What are the main varietals of Wurttemberg?
Red Trollinger, Lemberger, Schwarzriesling (Meunier)

What's the difference between Deutscher Sekt and sekt?
Deutscher Sekt is sparkling wine made from German grapes. sekt is sparkling wine produced in germany from imported wine that may or may not be blended with German wine.

What is fleubereinigung?
relocation of vineyards to improve accessibility to vines

Define Spatlese (German)
grapes that are selectively picked at least 7 days after the main harvest starts for that specific variety

Define Auslese (German)
specially selected, perfectly ripened bunches of grapes that are hand-picked and then pressed separately from other grapes.

Define Beerenauslese (German)
specially selected, overripe grapes that are hand-picked and then pressed separately from other grapes

Define Trockenbeerenauslese (German)
specially selected, overripe grapes that are left on the vine until nearly dry and picked one by one

Which Anbaugebiete is Assmanshausen located?
Rheingau

Define Kabinett (German)
Kabinett wines must contain minimum amounts of natural sugar depending on the region/variety

What is the main varietal of the Rheingau?
Riesling

Where is Bereich Johannisberg located?
Rheingau

What are the two best single vineyards of the Rheingau?
Schloss Johannisberg and Schloss Volrads

What are and where are Bingen, Nierstein, and Wonnegau located
Bereichs in Rheinhessen

What's the main grape varietal of Rheinhessen?
Muller-Thurgau

What are the best wines produced in Rheinhessen?
Riesling

What is the main wine produced in Rheinhessen?
Liebfraumilch

What is Liebfraumilch (3)?
-blended QbA wine from the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, or Nahe
-must contain 70% of Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner, or Kerner
-semi-sweet

What's the largest region in terms of land mass in Germany?
Rheinhessen

What's the largest producing region in Germany?
Pfalz

Where is Bereich Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse?
Pfalz

What is the most planted varietal in Pfalz?
Muller-Thurgau

The best wines of the Pfalz come from a few villages
Bad Durkheim
Deidesheim
Forst
Kallstadt
Neustadt

Wachenheim
Ungstein

What is the most planted varietal in Nahe?
Riesling

Nahatel is the single Bereich in which Anbaugebiete?
Nahe

What are the two most important towns in Nahe?
Bad Kreuznach and Schloss Bockelheim

Which Anbaugebiete is divided into three Bereichs: Maindreieck, Mainviereck and Steigerwald?
Franken

What is the most planted varietal in Franken?
Muller-Thurgau

Which varietal produces the best Franken wine?
Silvaner

The best Franken wines are produced from vineyards around which town?
Wurzberg

What are the names of two outstanding vineyards in Franken?
Stein and Leiste

Where are the Bereichs of Bernkastel, Burg, and Cochem located?
Mosel

Where is the Bereich of Moseltor located?
Mosel

Where is the Bereich of Ruwertal located?
Mosel

Where is the Bereich of Saar located?
Mosel

4What kind of soil is found in Mosel and how does it benefit the grapes?
red slate
-radiates heat onto the grapes day and night helping to ripen them
-increases drainage
-imparts own character to wine

What is the most important grape of the Mosel?
Riesling

Because of the small amount of carbon dioxide gas in the wine when bottled, Mosel wines usually have this quality (german term)
Spritzig

Name some of the best villages in Bereich Bernkastel (9)
Bernkastel
Brauneberg
Erden
Graach
Neumagen
Piesport
Trittenheim
Urzig
Wehlen
Zeltingen

Name some of the best villages in Bereich Ruwertal (2)
Eitelsbach
Mertesdorf

Name some of the best villages in Bereich Saar (3)
Ockfen
Sharzhof
Wiltengen

What kind of wine is Ahr best known for?
Spatburgunder

Baden wines are identical to wine of which other Anbaugebiete?
Franken

The Rhine river separates the southern part of Baden from what?
the Alsace wine area

Where are the steepest vineyards in the world?
Mittelrhein

What is the most important grape of the Mittelrhein?
Riesling

What is fleubereinigung?
Relocation of vineyards to improve accessibility to vines

Define Spatlese (German)
grapes that are selectively picked at least 7 days after the main harvest starts for that specific variety

Define Auslese (German)
specially selected, perfectly ripened bunches of grapes that are hand-picked and then pressed separately from other grapes.

Define Beerenauslese (German)
specially selected, overripe grapes that are hand-picked and then pressed separately from other grape

Define Trockenbeerenauslese (German)
specially selected, overripe grapes that are left on the vine until nearly dry and picked one by one

Which Anbaugebiete is Assmanshausen located?
Rheingau

Define Kabinett (German)
Kabinett wines must contain minimum amounts of natural sugar depending on the region/variety

What is the main varietal of the Rheingau?
Riesling

Where is Bereich Johannisberg located?
Rheingau

What are the two best single vineyards of the Rheingau?
Schloss Johannisberg and Schloss Volrads

What are and where are Bingen, Nierstein, and Wonnegau located
Bereichs in Rheinhessen

What's the main grape varietal of Rheinhessen?
Muller-Thurgau

What are the best wines produced in Rheinhessen?
Riesling

What is the main wine produced in Rheinhessen?
Liebfraumilch

What is Liebfraumilch (3)?
-blended QbA wine from the Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, or Nahe
-must contain 70% of Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Silvaner, or Kerner
-semi-sweet

What's the largest region in terms of land mass in Germany?
Rheinhessen

What's the largest producing region in Germany
Pfalz

Where is Bereich Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse?
Pfalz