MW Exam 2017: the wines that featured

PRACTICAL PAPER 2

1 Château Montrose. 1996. St Estèphe, Bordeaux, France (12.5%)

2 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz, Oxford Landing. 2014. South Australia, Australia (13.5%)

3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak. 2012. Alexander Valley, California, USA (14.2%)

4 Rubicon, Meerlust. 2013. Stellenbosch, South Africa (14%)

5 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, La Piuma. 2015. Abruzzo, Italy (13%)

6 Chianti Classico Riserva, ‘Rancia’, Felsina Berardenga. 2012. Tuscany, Italy (14.5%)

7 Barolo, Pio Cesare. 2012. Piemonte, Italy (14%)

8 Etna Rosso, Archineri, Pietradolce. 2014. Sicily, Italy (15%)

9 Chinon, Domaine de la Semellerie. 2014. Loire, France (12.5%)

10 Spätburgunder, Martin Wassmer. 2014. Baden, Germany (13.5%)

11 Pinotage, Kaapzicht. 2013. Stellenbosch, South Africa (14.5%)

12 Lagrein, Castel Turmhof, Tiefenbrunner. 2014. Südtirol / Alto Adige, Italy (13%)

QUESTION 1

Wines 1-4 are from different countries. They all share a common dominant grape variety.

With reference to all four wines: a) Identify the common dominant grape variety. (16 marks)

For each wine:

b) Identify the origin as closely as possible. (4 x 8 marks)

c) Identify the key winemaking techniques used, with reference to other grape varieties and any oak maturation. (4 x 6 marks)

d) Comment on quality and maturity. (4 x 7 marks)

QUESTION 2

Wines 5-8 are from the same country but from different regions.

For each wine:

a) Identify the origin and variety(ies) as closely as possible. (4 x 12 marks)

b) Assess the quality within the context of the region of origin. (4 x 7 marks)

c) Comment on the maturity. (4 x 6 marks)

QUESTION 3

Wines 9-12 are made from different grape varieties.

For each wine: a) Identify the grape variety. (4 x 8 marks)

b) Identify the origin as closely as possible. (4 x 8 marks)

c) Comment on quality and commercial potential, within the context of the region of origin. (4 x 9 marks)

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