Deductive Tasting - Logic Exercise #1

I really liked the "dry tasting note" questions on past TopSomm exams, and I thought it might help some folks to practice the deductive approach with some questions. You can find other exercises by searching for #tastinglogic.

Partial Tasting Note:

White wine. Semi-terpenic nose. Medium plus alcohol (13.5%), distinct phenolic bitterness, and medium plus / elevated acidity. 


1) What are all the classic region+varietals this could be? (the "laterals" in MW-speak)

2) For each lateral, what features would rule it out, or make it more probable? I.e. if you are playing the 20-questions game, what questions would you ask to differentiate each lateral?

3) For fun: What non-classic styles could this be?

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