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29 Cards in this Set

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When did Alsace become part of France
When did the INAO begin to regulate Alsace
What makes Alsace's label unique in France
Labeling their wines by grapes
What is Edelzwicker
means noble blend. Any combination of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and/or Chasselas
Minimum alcohol in Alsace
Are harvest date chosen individually
No, it is chosen by a local wine board
What is the typical fermentation container
Neutral either stainless steel or large old casks
What is the percentage of white wine produced in Alsace
What is the main red grape used in Alsace
Pinot Noir
Is malolactic used in Alsace on a regular basis
No, wines are fermented dry and malolactic skipped to keep high acid
In what year did the INAO introduce grand cru vineyards to Alsace
1975 and since 5% of vineyards have been awarded it
What are the grape varietals capable of Grand Cru status
Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Riesling
Define Vendange Tardive
Late harvest, produces semidry to sweet wines that are never chaptalized
Define Selection de Grains Nobles
Selection of noble grapes (botrytis) never chaptalized
What is Quintessence de Grains Nobles
Not a real designation and rare, significantly exceeds the the minimum requirements of SGN
What are the 9 AOC's of Alscae
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Chasselas, Cremant d'Alscae
What are the age requirements of Cremant d'Alsace
9 months in bottle with the yeast cells after malolactic
What are the Grapes in Cremant d'Alsace
Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Auxerrois, Riesling, Chardonnay
Describe Riesling
Mineral, floral, fruity
Describe Gewurztraminer
spicy, floral, fruity
Describe Pinot Gris
Nutty, Oily
Describe Muscat
Musky, floral, fruity,
Describe Sylvaner
Light body, fresh, high acid
What is Chasselas usually blended into
What is Klevener de Heiligenstein
Not to be confused with Klevner. Wine made from pink-skinned Savagnin Grape (savagnin rose)
When will Klevener de Heiligenstein become illegal to use the designation and plant savagnin
What is Gentil
Not regulated but should be a blend of 50% of the Noble Grapes and is considered a high end Edelzwicker
What are Alsace's 3 AOC designations
Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru, Cremant d'Alsace
How many Grand Cru lieux dits lie in Alsace