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WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Session 6 : other grape varieties WSET ® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

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1 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Session 6 : other grape varieties WSET ® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

2 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Italy: important labelling terms Riserva Classico Italy

3 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Trebbiano most widely grown variety in Italy light body and alcohol high acidity fairly neutral flavour Italy Veneto Piemonte Tuscany Puglia Sicily

4 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Pinot Grigio grown throughout Italy dry light to medium body medium acid flavours: delicate green & citrus fruit green apple lemon Italy

5 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Pinot Gris classic region Alsace dry, medium or sweet full bodied tropical fruit/spice banana melon ginger honey

6 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits North East Italy: key regions Veneto key region for Pinot Grigio Valpolicella Soave Italy Austria

7 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Nebbiolo full bodied high in tannin, alcohol & acidity red fruit/floral plum rose maturity mushroom liquorice leather Italy

8 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Barbera low in tannin high acidity flavours: red fruit red cherry often matured in oak toast vanilla Italy

9 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits North West Italy: key regions Piemonte key region for Nebbiolo and Barbera Barbaresco Barolo key regions for Nebbiolo Gavi Italy France Switzerland Mediterranean Sea

10 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Sangiovese medium or full bodied high tannin and acidity flavours red cherry red plum herbs often matured in oak Italy

11 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Sangiovese: key regions Tuscany Chianti Brunello di Montalcino Italy Adriatic Sea

12 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Montepulciano Full bodied High levels of acid, tannin & alcohol flavours: black fruit/spice blackberry black pepper raisin jammy inexpensive wines simple and fruity Italy

13 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Verdicchio high acid medium bodied citrus/herb lemon fennel bitter almond Italy

14 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Central Italy: key regions Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Italy Adriatic Sea

15 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 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 Italy

16 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Aglianico deep colour full bodied high acid and tannin black fruit character Italy

17 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Primitivo/Aglianico: key regions Puglia key region for Primitivo Taurasi key region for Aglianico Sicily Italy

18 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ® APPEARANCE clarityclear – hazy intensitypale – medium – deep colourwhite rosé red lemon – gold – amber pink – salmon – orange purple – ruby – garnet – tawny NOSE conditionclean – unclean intensitylight – medium – pronounced aroma characteristicse.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak aromas, other PALATE sweetnessdry – off-dry – medium – sweet aciditylow – medium – high tanninlow – medium – high bodylight– medium – full flavour characteristicse.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak flavours, other finishshort – medium – long CONCLUSIONS qualityfaulty – poor – acceptable – good – very good – outstanding

19 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Spain: important labelling terms Joven Crianza Reserva Gran Reserva Spain

20 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 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 Spain

21 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Spain: key regions Rías Baixas Rioja Navarra Ribera del Duero La Mancha Valdepeñas key regions for Tempranillo Spain

22 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Torrontés aromatic medium body medium acidity high alcohol flavours: floral/fruity perfume grape peach Argentina

23 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Torrontés: key region Salta Province Cafayate Argentina Chile Buenos Aires Santiago

24 WSET © 2012 Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits APPEARANCE clarityclear – hazy intensitypale – medium – deep colourwhite rosé red lemon – gold – amber pink – salmon – orange purple – ruby – garnet – tawny NOSE conditionclean – unclean intensitylight – medium – pronounced aroma characteristicse.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak aromas, other PALATE sweetnessdry – off-dry – medium – sweet aciditylow – medium – high tanninlow – medium – high bodylight– medium – full flavour characteristicse.g. fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables, oak flavours, other finishshort – medium – long CONCLUSIONS qualityfaulty – poor – acceptable – good – very good – outstanding Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®


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