Austria Uncorked – Practice exam answers

Thank you for taking the Austria Uncorked mock up exam. Please find below the answers to all our questions.

  1. What color of wine is Roter Veltliner traditionally made into?
    White 
  2. What does “Alte Reben” mean on a bottle of Austrian wine?
    Old vines 
  3. What are the three sub-regions of Styria?
    Südsteiermark, Weststeiermark, Südoststeiermark 
  4. What is Schilcher?
    A rose made from Blauer Wildbacher, a specialty of the Westeiermark. 
  5. What is the primary grape variety of the Eisenberg DAC?
    Blaufränkisch only 
  6. Where is Gumpoldskirchen?
    Thermenregion / Niederösterreich 
  7. At minimum, how long does Grosse Reserve Austrian sekt have to stay on the lees?
    30 months 
  8. What’s the KMW of Strohwein?
    25 KMW 
  9. Which style of DAC wine must be raised in an in-oxidative environment?
    Klassik 
  10. What is the most planted red grape in Austria?
    Zweigelt 
  11. Explain the regulations for Wiener Gemischter Satz?
    The regulations for the Wiener Gemischter Satz specify that at least three white quality grape varieties should be planted together in one Viennese vineyard and must be listed in the vineyard land registry as Wiener Gemischter Satz. In the wine, the share of one grape variety must be no more than 50%, while the share of the third variety must be at least 10%. 
  12. Which larger winegrowing region has the most DAC?
    Niederösterreich and Burgenland are both tied with 4, currently. 
  13. What’s the only DAC in Burgenland that allows for white varieties?
    Leithaberg 
  14. Most of the vineyard land in the Wagram is located in which quarter of the area (I.e. North West, South West, etc.)?
    Northwest 
  15. What direction does the Danube flow?
    West-east
  1. What type of vineyard soil found frequently through Austria is windblown, sedimentary micro-sand?
    Loess 
  2. Stadlmann is one of the most famous producers in what winegrowing region?
    Thermenregion
  1. What’s the newest DAC?
    Wiener Gemischter Satz 
  2. In what larger wine region are the villages of Illmitz and Rust?
    Burgenland 
  3. Which famous New York City sommelier makes Gruner with Gerhard Kracher in the Weinviertel?
    Aldo Sohm
  1. What is the minimum alcohol of Smaragd wine in the Wachau?
    12,5% 
  2. Arrange the following regions from north to south: Carnuntum, Kamptal, Eisenberg, Neusiedlersee.
    Kamptal, Carnuntum, Neusiedlersee, Eisenberg
  1. What is the relationship between sugar and acidity in a “trocken” Austrian quality wine white wine?
    Wines can be up to 9 g/l of residual sugar, provided total acidity is within 2 grams of residual sugar
  1. Achleiten, Hochrain, and Kellerberg are all top vineyards in what Austrian winegrowing region?
    Wachau
  1. What’s the Austrian synonym for Pinot Gris?
    Grauburgunder
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2 Comments on “Austria Uncorked – Practice exam answers”

  1. March 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Whoa, that’s a tough exam!

  2. May 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    I thought I knew something about Austrian wine, but I can see a return trip is in order! The last question I would have answered “Ruländer”, which I don’t think is wrong.

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