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State the 4 quality levels for Italian wines
vdT - vin de tavola
IGT - Indicazioni Geografiche Tipica
DOC - Denominazione di Origine Controllata
DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita
Describe the Goria Laws
established IGT quality level
tightened geographical boundaries (for vineyards)
tightened Riserva terminology
Name the grape of Barolo and Barbaresco and its local synonym
Nebbiolo grape
"spanna" local name
State the grape of Gavi
Cortese
Name the sparkling wine of Piedmont and its grape
Asti = sparkling wine
Muscato = grape
Name the most widely planted grape of Piedmont
Barbera
State the requirements for Barolo Riserva
barrel/bottle aged for 5 years
Describe Barolo Chinato
A Barolo wine aromatized with Quinine, usu. an aperitif or digestif
What does Classico mean?
the best zone within a region
Name 2 DOCGs in Piedmont
Barolo DOCG
Barbaresco DOCG
Name a DOCG for Prosecco and what state it is within
Prosecco di Montello e Colli Asolani DOCG
or
Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG
-Both in Veneto
Describe Ripasso
Repassed-
Traditional wine making technique of Veneto.
-Young valpolicella is put into tanks or barrels containing lees from the previous Amarone fermentation.
-This causes secondary fermentation
State the difference between Amarone and Ricioto
Amarone is dry
Ricioto is sweet
Name the grapes of Valpolicella and Bardolino
Corvina
Molinara
Negrara
rondinella
Name the main grape of Soave
Garganega
what is one of the main grapes of Valpolicella
Corvina
name 5 important states of Northwest Italy
Piedmont
Veneto
Lombardia
Trentino Alto Adige
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Name Italy's first mandatory Metodo Tradizionale sparkling wine DOCG
Franciacorta (in Milan)
(in Lombardy region)
Name the main grape of Soave
Garganega
Name the main grape of Valtellina
Nebbiolo
Name one region of Italy where German grapes are common
Trentino Alto Adige
What is a key region of Trentino Alto Adige
Santa Maddalena
State the aging requirements for Brunello and Brunello Riserva
Brunello - 4 yrs, 2 in oak
Brunello Riserva - 5 years of aging, 2.5 in oak
Name a DOCG of Tuscany
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Name 2 DOCG zones within Chianti
Chianti DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Name 1 DOC created to include Super Tuscans
Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC
Sant'Antimo DOC
Name Tuscany's only white DOCG
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
State the production and style of Vin Santo
production: made out of raisins (trebbiano & malvasia)
style: sweet dessert wine
(oxidized in barrels 3-6 yrs)
State the non-traditional grape of the 1st Super Tuscan
cabernet Sauvignon
State a red DOCG of Tuscany other than Chianti and name the grape
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
made from Brunello clone of Sangiovese grape
Name the newest DOCG of Tuscany
Elba Aleatico Passito (DOCG)
What are the 3 wines in Italy that require 5 years of aging for Riserva
Barolo
Brunello di Montalcino
Aglianco
What is the style of Tuscan wines and what area can it be compared to
Elegant wines comparable to that of Bordeaux
Name the grape(s) and style of Frascati DOC
Grapes: Trebbiano and Malvasia
Style: light, dry whites
State the color and quality level of Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone
straightforward, everyday white wines good with local dishes.
(from trebbiano and malvasia)
Name the grape(s) and style of Lambrusco
Grape: Lambrusco
Style: red and rose wines that go well with local dishes
name Italy's first white DOCG
Albana di Romagna DOCG
Name the grape(s) and style of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
grape: Montepulciano w/ up to 15% sangiovese
style: rich and flavorsome red wine
Name the grape(s) and style of Rosso Conero DOCG
grapes: Montelpulciano & Sangiovese
style: dry reds
Name the most famous producer of Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG
Lungarotti
Name the grape(s) and style of Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG
grape: Sagrantino
style: dry and sweet reds (usu. tannic)
Name the grape(s) and style of Fiano d'Avellino (DOCG)
Grape: Fiano
Style: dry, white wines
Name the grape of Apulia that has a U.S. connection
Primativo
related to US Zinfandel
Name the grape grown on Mt. Vulture in Basilicata
Aglianico
State the type of wine from marsala DOC and where it is made
dry to sweet orange, red, gold or spumante style
made in Sicily
Name the grape(s) and style of Vermentino di Gallura
grape: Vermentino
style: dry, white wines
(made in Sardinia)
name the Grape(s) and style of greco di Tufo
grape: Greco
Style: dry, white wines
(made in Campania)
State the international name of the grape of Cannanau di Sardegna
grenache