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LOMBARDY
Italy's first mandatory metado tradizionale sparkling
Franciacorta DOCG of Lombardia
Nebbiolo synonym- Chiavennasca in Lombardia
Important DOCGs
Valtellina Superiore - Nebbiolo based
Prosecco DOC and region

Now Glera
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco in Veneto
VENETO Reds
Corvina
Rondinella
Molinara
VENETO Whites
Pinot Grigio
Trebbiano
Garganega- Suave - DOC
Glera- prosecco - DOC
Important DOCGs in Veneto
Amarone della Valpolicella /Recioto della Valpolicella
Prosecco di Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, Colli Asolani
Soave: Superiore, Superiore Classico, Recioto di Soave
Amarone della Valpolicella /Recioto della Valpolicella
Prosecco di Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, Colli Asolani
Soave: Superiore, Superiore Classico, Recioto di Soave
Imp DOC in Veneto
Prosecco
Soave
VALPOLICELLA - C, R, M

Soils: Volcanic and calcareous
Valpolicella types
Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
Valpolicella DOC
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
RIPASSO: re-passed
young valpolicella put into tanks or barrels containing lees or dried fruit from previous Amarone fermentation
-causes secondary fermentation, increasing alc content and giving Amarone character of wine
-passing over lees of younger valpolicella
AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG
produced from very ripe bunches of dehydrated gr (l'appassimento) ferm dry 14-16%
wine fermented dry or off dry
Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
same as amarone, but sweet /port like
Amarone dried for 3 months- fermented to dryness or near-dryness. The appassimento process adds complex dried fruit tones
Recioto della Valpolicella are typically dried for an additional month, and the resulting wine is semi-sweet to sweet,
Highly regarded Amarone producer
Giuseppi Quintarelli - old school - classic
amarone
Appassimento Process- layed out o staw mats
grapes harvested and dried for several weeks in rooms
Used to produce passito, recioto, and AMARONE wines
Appassimento Process - Modern tech:
use of ventilators adn de humidifiers
Recioto Wines: sweet wines made from passito grapes in veneto, fermented dry
TRENTINO ALTO-ADIGE
northern region w steep alpine valleys

Key Region- Santa Maddalena
Red Schiava

White- Traminer and tocai
Friuli Venezia DOCG for sweet
Important DOCG's:
Ramandolo DOCG - sweet dessert wine from Verduzzo grape
Picolit and Picolit Gialla
Key Regions of Friuli
Grave del Friuli
Colli Orientali
Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG
sweet white dessert from Picolit
Emilia Romagna
- Italy's First white DOCG is Alabana di Romagna DOCG
- 1963 Italys Doc's start
- 1980's DOCG's'
Emilia Romagna
Lambrusco grape
red and rose sparkling
- dry amabile and sweet in Grasparossa style (fam of lambr)