WSET Level 3 Wines

Level 3 Wines Section 3 Part 18: Questions

Lesson 18 Chapter 1 Module 1

1. The Loire Valley is a very varied wine region made up of a large number of appellations:


2. Which is the correct order of the four sub-regions listed EAST to WEST in The Loire Valley?


3. What is the name of the IGP that covers the whole region?


4. What problem is a particular issue in the vineyards of The Loire?


5. What grape variety is used to make the two most prestigious appellations in the central vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé?


6. The majority of Sauvignon Blanc wines in The Loire come from:


7. What is a pecularity that the variety Chenin Blanc has?


8. The barely ripe Chenin Blanc fruit is used for:


9. Dry and sweet Chenins do NOT age well:


10. What is the the variety Melon Blanc sometimes referred to as?


11. The vast majority of Melon Blanc is grown in:


12. What is the maximum permitted alcoholic strength for wines from The Muscadet Appellations?


13. What is the most planted black grape variety grown in The Loire?


14. Where is Gamay mainly planted?


15. Rosé de Loire is ALWAYS dry:


16. What is Grolleau?


17. Sancerre Rosé MUST be made from:


18. Rosé wines are ONLY ever made by direct pressing:


19. What is the name of the town to the East of Tours that makes both still and sparkling Chenin Blanc wines?


20. What is special about Muscadet Sur Lie?