These are flashcards an notes made by students on topics like 'washington', 'michelle' and 'ste', originating from:

Study material generic cover image
1761 Flashcards & Notes
  • This + 400k other summaries, also in PDF!
  • A unique study and practice tool
  • Never study anything twice again
  • Get the grades you hope for
  • 100% sure, 100% understanding
Remember faster, study better. Scientifically proven.
Trustpilot Logo

Study Cards on washington, michelle, ste

Climate and position Washington State
  • Extreme north-west of USA
  • Sheltered from the cold Pacific Ocean by the Cascade Mountains
  • Dry and warm
  • Large-scale irrigation from meltwater off the Cascade Mountains
Report
Grape varieties Washington State
Not one grape variety is very dominant,
58% = black
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 26%
  • Merlot 18%
  • Chardonnay 17%
  • Riesling 17%
  • Syrah 8%
Report
Chateau Ste Michelle in Washington State
  • Founded in 1934 as Ste. Michelle Vintners
  • André Tchelistcheff advisor V.vinifera
    • 1969: House Bill 100 > allowed import of wines from outside the state after 30 years of protectionism
    • > industry improved quickly by his help
  • Became Chateau Ste Michelle in 1976
  • Accounts for well over 50% of state's production
Report
Wine style Washington State wines
Warme-sunny-dry and cold nights >
  • wines with ripe fruit flavours
  • sometimes high alcohol
  • often medium(+)/high acidity
  • often high proportions of new oak
  • older/larger oak though for Syrah
    • and whole bunch fermentation or stem inclusion for Syrah
  • Riesling decreasing
    • general style off-dry (10-15 g/L rs)
    • experiments with drier-sweeter (botr. or icewine) styles
    • standard in stainless steel
    • variety of techniques (skin contact, ambient yeast, lees ageing, oak vessels)
Report
Wine Business in Washington State
  • 2nd largest wine producer in USA
  • 1.4-1.6 mil hl
  • from Riesling > now Bordeaux/Rhone varieties
  • 1975 > 10  wineries / now over 1.000 wineries
  • area under vine doubled since 2000 > now over 22.000 ha
  • production dominated by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
    • 81 mil L
  • most production sold in the state
  • cellar door sales important
Report
  • Higher grades + faster learning
  • Don't study anything twice
  • 100% sure, 100% understanding
Discover Study Smart