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1 Session 6: other grape varieties WSET® Level 2 Award
in Wines and Spirits

2 Italy: important labelling terms
Riserva Classico

3 Trebbiano most widely grown variety in Italy light body and alcohol
high acidity fairly neutral flavour Veneto Piemonte Tuscany Puglia Sicily

4 Pinot Grigio grown throughout Italy dry light to medium body
medium acid flavours: delicate green & citrus fruit green apple lemon

5 Pinot Gris classic region Alsace dry, medium or sweet full bodied
tropical fruit/spice banana melon ginger honey

6 North East Italy: key regions
Veneto key region for Pinot Grigio Valpolicella Soave Austria

7 Nebbiolo full bodied high in tannin, alcohol & acidity
Italy Nebbiolo full bodied high in tannin, alcohol & acidity red fruit/floral plum rose maturity mushroom liquorice leather

8 Barbera low in tannin high acidity flavours: red fruit
Italy Barbera low in tannin high acidity flavours: red fruit red cherry often matured in oak toast vanilla

9 North West Italy: key regions
Piemonte key region for Nebbiolo and Barbera Barbaresco Barolo key regions for Nebbiolo Gavi Switzerland France Mediterranean Sea

10 Sangiovese medium or full bodied high tannin and acidity flavours
Italy Sangiovese medium or full bodied high tannin and acidity flavours red cherry red plum herbs often matured in oak

11 Sangiovese: key regions
Italy Sangiovese: key regions Tuscany Chianti Brunello di Montalcino Adriatic Sea

12 Montepulciano Full bodied High levels of acid, tannin & alcohol
Italy Montepulciano Full bodied High levels of acid, tannin & alcohol flavours: black fruit/spice blackberry black pepper raisin jammy inexpensive wines simple and fruity

13 Verdicchio high acid medium bodied citrus/herb lemon fennel
Italy Verdicchio high acid medium bodied citrus/herb lemon fennel bitter almond

14 Central Italy: key regions
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Adriatic Sea

15 Primitivo/Zinfandel deep colour full bodied high alcohol
Italy Primitivo/Zinfandel deep colour full bodied high alcohol flavours: black fruit/dried fruit/sweet spice blackberry prune raisin clove liquorice used for off-dry rosés

16 Aglianico deep colour full bodied high acid and tannin
Italy Aglianico deep colour full bodied high acid and tannin black fruit character

17 Primitivo/Aglianico: key regions
Italy Primitivo/Aglianico: key regions Puglia key region for Primitivo Taurasi key region for Aglianico Sicily

18 APPEARANCE NOSE PALATE CONCLUSIONS
Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® APPEARANCE clarity clear – hazy intensity pale – medium – deep colour white rosé red lemon – gold – amber pink – salmon – orange purple – ruby – garnet – tawny NOSE condition clean – unclean light – medium – pronounced aroma characteristics e.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak aromas, other PALATE sweetness dry – off-dry – medium – sweet acidity low – medium – high tannin body light– medium – full flavour characteristics e.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak flavours, other finish short – medium – long CONCLUSIONS quality faulty – poor – acceptable – good – very good – outstanding

19 Spain: important labelling terms
Joven Crianza Reserva Gran Reserva

20 Tempranillo medium to full bodied medium acidity and tannin
Spain Tempranillo medium to full bodied medium acidity and tannin flavours: red fruit, black fruit strawberry plum often matured in oak sweet coconut vanilla maturity leather mushroom meat

21 Spain: key regions Rías Baixas Rioja Navarra Ribera del Duero
La Mancha Valdepeñas key regions for Tempranillo

22 Torrontés aromatic medium body medium acidity high alcohol
Argentina Torrontés aromatic medium body medium acidity high alcohol flavours: floral/fruity perfume grape peach

23 Torrontés: key region Salta Province Cafayate Argentina Chile
Santiago Buenos Aires

24 APPEARANCE NOSE PALATE CONCLUSIONS
Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® APPEARANCE clarity clear – hazy intensity pale – medium – deep colour white rosé red lemon – gold – amber pink – salmon – orange purple – ruby – garnet – tawny NOSE condition clean – unclean light – medium – pronounced aroma characteristics e.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak aromas, other PALATE sweetness dry – off-dry – medium – sweet acidity low – medium – high tannin body light– medium – full flavour characteristics e.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak flavours, other finish short – medium – long CONCLUSIONS quality faulty – poor – acceptable – good – very good – outstanding


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