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What are the expected flavors of Rieslings?
Floral and fruity
Do Riesling grapes grow in cool, moderate or hot climate?
Cool and moderate
How are the flavors of a cool climate Riesling different than the moderate climate Riesling?
Cool climate: green fruit with floral notes and hint of citrus
Moderate climate: citrus and stone fruit
Is Riesling dry, medium or sweet?
Can be all
Oak is almost never used in Riesling? True or False
True
When aged in bottle what aromas develop in Riesling wines?
Honey, toast and sometimes petrol like aromas
Because of the regions it grows in Riesling needs to be harvested early or it becomes too ripe. True or False
False. Late harvest are goods because the grape's sugar develops slowly
What is THE premium region for Riesling?
Germany
What other regions of the world besides Germany make premium Riesling?
France (Alsace)
Austria
Australia (Clare Valley and Eden Valley)
New Zealand (Marlborough)
What is What is the classification for basic Riesling in Germany?
QbA
What is Pradikatswein?
Higher quality Riesling in Germany
Name the dryer style of Riesling
Kabinett
Spatlese
Auslese
What are Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese Rieslings?
Sweet wines made from noble rot affected grapes
What is the German name for ice wine?
Eiswein
Mosel is Germany's lightest-bodied Riesling? True or False
True
Name the German region that make Riesling
Mosel
Rheingau
Rheinhessen
Pfalz
What is the characteristic of Alsace Riesling?
Dry
Medium body
Green and stone fruit
Where is Clare Valley?
Australia
What are the characteristics of Marlborough Rieslings?
Dry
High acid
Intense green fruit and citrus
Why are there few regions that produce inexpensive Rieslings?
Because Riesling grapes mainly grow on steep hills and they have to be hand-picked
Riesling blends lead to better quality wines? True or False
False. Riesling almost never blended
Where is Riesling produced inexpensively?
Germany (mixed with Liebfraumilch)
Australia
What can Riesling wines be blended with?
Liebfraumilch
Gewurztraminer
Riesling is made into varietal wines that have similar names, what are they?
Welschriesling
Laski Rizling
Olaszrizling
What are the most prestigious vineyard for Riesling?
Piesport
Bernkastel