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1

Where in Austria is the grape-growing area?

The eastern part

2

Describe the climate of eastern Austria

Cool continental
Short summers and very harsh winters
Cooling northerly winds in the north
Warming easterly winds near the Hungarian border

3

Describe weather variations in Austria

Less here than in northern Europe

4

What is the most widely planted variety in Austria?

Grüner Veltliner

5

Describe wines from Grüner Veltliner at high yields

Fresh but unexciting

6

Describe wines from Grüner Veltliner when grown with care

Full-bodied
Concentrated
High acidity
In youth; citrus or stone fruit with some hints of white pepper
With age; honey and toast

7

Describe the role of oak in the production of Grüner Veltliner in Austria

Majority is fermented and matured in stainless steel, but old oak casks are common
Some maturation may occur in oak barriques

8

What is the second most planted white variety in Austria?

Welschriesling

9

Describe dry Welschriesling

Fresh but simple
Displaying citrus and green apple flavours
High acidity

10

What style of wine is Welschriesling well suited to?

Botrytised dessert wines

11

What is the third most widely planted white variety in Austria?

Riesling

12

Where in Austria are the best examples of Riesling from?

Wachau, Kamptal and Kremstal

13

Describe Rieslings from Austria

Dry
Medium to full-bodied
Ripe, peachy primary fruit
Best examples can bottle-age

14

What are the 'other' white varieties of Austria?

Chardonnay
Müller Thurgau
Sauvignon Blanc

15

Which of Austria's 'other' varieties is growing in reputation? Where?

Sauvignon Blanc
Steiermark (a southern region)

16

What is the most widely planted black variety in Austria?

Zweigelt

17

Which grapes were crossed to make Zweigelt?

Blaufränkisch x St Laurent

18

Describe wines from Blaufränkisch

Deeply coloured
Soft tannins
Flavours of bramble fruit

19

What is the most highly regarded of the Austrian black varieties?

Blaufränkisch

20

Describe Austrian wines made from Blaufränkisch

Medium tannin
High acidity
Peppery, sour cherry flavour

21

...is an Austrian speciality grape with wines similar to Pinot Noir in character

St Laurent

22

What is the role of oak in creating wines from St Laurent?

It is common

23

What red wine movement is taking place in Austria?

Local varieties are being blended with international varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

24

What are the four federal states of production for PDO wines?

Niederösterreich (Lower Austria)
Burgenland
Steiermark (Styria)
Wien (Vienna)

25

In which states of Austria is the vast majority of production?

Niederösterreich and Burgenland

26

Which is the largest of Austrian regions for production and exports?

Niederösterreich

27

Where are the majority of vineyards in Niederösterreich?

On the banks of the Danube and further north towards the Slovak border

28

Where is Wachau and what is it known for?

It is in Niederösterreich
The most renowned for high quality dry wines
Made from Riesling or Grüner Veltliner

29

How many sub-regions are there in Niederösterreich?

Eight

30

Describe vineyards of Wachau

Steep
Often terraced
South facing
Next to the Danube