White Grape Varieties - CSW

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WSET Level 3 Viticulture (The Vineyard) Flashcards on White Grape Varieties - CSW, created by Michelle Ames on 02/07/2019.

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Question Answer
Which grape variety is relatively easy to grow and has no flavours or aromas that might be considered an 'acquired taste'? Chardonnay.
How much RS is usually left in Chardonnay? A small amount of detectable RS, particularly in the New World to keep alcohol down and round out the body. It is however rarely made into a sweet wine.
Can Chardonnay improve with age? Yes, especially barrel-aged Chardonnay. Top Burgundy can evolve for a decade or more.
What white grape variety is among the most versatile? Chenin Blanc. It can be very dry to sweet, still or sparkling.
What is another name for Chenin Blanc in South Africa? Steen.
What ancient grape variety has been carried to nearly every wine region of the world? Muscat.
Muscat is used to make primarily ______ wines. Sweet.
What are the three most prevalent members of the Muscat family? Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains (highest quality), Muscat of Alexandria, and Muscat Ottonel.
What are three other names for Pinot Gris? Pinot Grigio, Rulander and Grauburgunder.
When was Pinot Gris introduced to Oregon? The mid-1960s.
What cold climate varietal can easily reflect variations in terrior? Riesling.
True or False: Rieslings are often oak aged. False.
What makes Riesling rank among the most long-lived white wines? It's naturally high acidity which is often balanced with some RS.
Californian winemaker Robert Mondavi is famous for creating what in the 1960s? Fume Blanc - An oaked style of Sauvignon Blanc. The two terms are legally interchangeable in the USA.
What style of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand became famous all over the world beginning in the 1980s? Herbal and fruit forward with zesty grapefruit and tropical fruits.
What grape is best known as a blending partner and what does it contribute? Semillion. Often blended with Sauvignon Blanc in France and Chardonnay in Australia. It can help lower acid and give body to a wine.
Describe Semillion as a single varietal. It has a distinct waxy or oily character on the palate.
Which grape variety was rarely found outside of France until the mid-1980s? Viognier.
What are two other names for Pinot Blanc? Pinot Bianco and Weissburgunder.
What aromatic grape variety has small plantings in most countries but is not a major variety in any region? Gewurztraminer.
What is another name for Trebbiano? Ugni Blanc.
What is Trebbiano commonly used for? White wines and balsamic vinegar in Italy, and brandy in France.
What is the significant white grape of Argentina? Torrontes.
What is the significant white grape of Austria? Gruner Veltliner.
What are the other significant white grapes of France? (3) Aligote, Marsanne, and Roussanne.
What are the other significant white grapes of Germany? (2) Muller-Thurgau and Silvaner.
What are the significant white grapes of Greece? (3) Assyriko, Moschofilero, and Rhoditis.
What are the other significant white grapes of Italy? (6) Cortese, Garganega, Glera, Verdicchio, Vermentino, and Vernaccia.
What is the significant white grape of Hungary? Furmint.
What are the significant white grapes of Portugal? (4) Alvarinho, Arinto, Fernao Pires, and Loureiro.
What are the significant white grapes of Spain? (8) Albarino, Godello, Macabeo/Viura, Palomino, Parellada, Pedro Ximenez, Verdejo, and Xarel-lo.
What is the significant white grape of Switzerland? Chasselas.