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Region, style, and varietal of Asti
Region: Piedmont
Style: sparkling
Varietal: Moscato
Region, style, and varietal of Barbaresco
Region: Piedmont
Style: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Region, style, and varietal of Barolo
Region: Piedmont
Style: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Region, style, and varietal of Gattinara
Region: Piedmont
Style: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Region, style, and varietal of Ghemme
Region: Piedmont
Style: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Region, style, and varietal of Moscato d' Asti
Region: Piedmont
Style: white
Varietal: Moscato
Region, style, and varietal of Gavi
Region: Piedmont
Style: white
Varietal: Cortese
Region, style, and varietal of Franciacorta
Region: Lombardy
Style: sparkling
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Nero
Region, style, and varietal of Valtellina Superiore
Region: Lombardy
Style: red
Varietal: minimum 90% Nebbiolo
Region, style, and varietal of Soave Superiore
Region: Veneto
Style: white, aged 6 months, 11.5% ALC
Varietal: Gargenega, Chardonnay, and Trebbiano
Region, style, and varietal of Bardolino Superiore
Region: Veneto
Style: red
Varietal: Corvina, Molinora, Negrara, and Randinella
Region, style, and varietal of Brunello di Montalcino
Region: Tuscany
Style: red
Varietal: Brunello (Sangiovese clone)
Region, style, and varietal of Carmignano
Region: Tuscany
Style: red
Varietal: Sangiovese and Cab.
Region, style, and varietal of Chianti
Region: Tuscany
Style: red
Varietal: Sangiovese, Canaiollo Nero, and up to 15% Cab
Region, style, and varietal of Chianti Classico
Region: Tuscany
Style: red
Varietal:Sangiovese with up to 15% Cab and Merlot
Region, style, and varietal of Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Region: Tuscany
Style: white
Varietal: Vernaccia
Region, style, and varietal of Vino Nobile do Montepulciano
Region: Tuscany
Style: red
Varietal: Pugnolo Gentile (clone) Cannaiolo, Mommolo
Region, style, and varietal of Torgiano Rosso Riserva
Region: Umbria
Style: red, aged 3 years
Varietal: Sangiovese, Canailo Nero
Region, style, and varietal of Taurasi
Region: Campania
Style: red, aged 3 years
Varietal: Aglianico
Region, style, and varietal of Vermentino di Gallura
Region: Sardinia
Style: white
Varietal:Vermentino
In the Piedmonte, the best vys are located where?
foothills of Alps
Important factor in Italy regarding growing grapes is (this factor over another)
altitude not latitude
Northern and Central Italy has what kind of soil?
limestone
Southern Italy and Sicily have what kind of soil?
volcanic bedrock and soils
The most planted varietal in the Piedmonte
Barbera
Gattinara and Ghemme are made from this varietal (local name)
Spanna
The largest DOCG is this.
Asti DOCG
The best wine from Asti comes from this DOCG
Moscato d'Asti DOCG
The name of the DOC for Barolo and Barbaresco containing 15% of foreign vanietals
DOC Langhe Nebbiolo
Progresive DOC in Piedmonte that allows for many different varietals
Piedmonte DOC
DOC in Piedmonte that is a synergy of French, Swiss, and Italian and allows for varietal labeling
Valle D'Aosta DOC
The Trentino Alto Aldige has what kind of labeling?
Varietal labeling
The Trentino Alto Aldige's best style of wines is this.
white
The Veneto's most famous red wine.
Amarone della Valpolicella
Amarone della Valpolicella is made from this method.
Ripasso method
Two of the best DOCs in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Collio DOC and Colli Orientali Del Friuli
The most important white grape in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Fruiliano
The leading red grape in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Merlot
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is known for wines made by these varieties
International varietals
Liguria makes mostly this kind of wine.
White wine meant to go with seafood
The first white wine to receive DOCG status
Albana di Romagna DOCG
Most of Tuscany's white wines are made from this varietal
Trebbiano
Chianti Classico is located on this
a hilly plateau
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG must be aged this long before it can be sold.
2 years in wood and 2 in bottle
Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano is primarily made from this varietal
Pugnelo Gentile (clone)
Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano must be matured how long before it be sold
1 year in wood
The name of the declassified, lesser, or young wines of Brunello di Montalcino that are more accessible in their youth.
Rosso Di Montalcino DOC
The name of the declassified, lesser, or young wines of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano that are more accessible in their youth
Rosso Di Montepulciano DOC
The DOC that brought in Sassicaia
Bolgheri DOC
The Marches' leading white grape
Verdicchio
The Marches' two best DOCGS
Rosso Conero and Rosso Piceno
Torgiano Riserva DOCG is located in which region
Umbria
Torgiano Reserva DOCG is primarily made from which varietal
Sangiovese
Sagrantino di Montefalco is made from which varietal and located where
Sagrantino and Umbria
Campania's best wine is called what and made from which varietal.
Taurasi DOCG and made from Aglianico
Sardinia's most successful red
Carignano
Spain's 3 DOCa
Rioja
Priorat
Ribero del Duero
The length of time Crianza wines much be matured, including the time in barricas.
2 calendar years following the harvest, including a minimum of 6 months in barricas
The length of time Reserva wines much be matured, including the time in barricas.
3 calendar years following the harvest, including a minimum of 1 year in barricas
The length of time Gran Reserva wines much be matured, including the time in barricas.
5 calendar years following the harvest, including a minimum of 2 years in barricas
Rias Baixas is best known for this varietal
Albarino
Rioja's 2 major influences
Atlantic and Mediterranean
The Alta area in Rioja have this soil
limestone based with chalk top soil
The Baja area in Rioja have this soil
Bedrock is clay and has alluvial soils
The Penedes is known for this wine
Cava
Cava is traditionally made from this varietal
Macabeo
Priorat's bedrock is made of this.
Schist
The two main varietals of Priorat
Garnacha and Carinena
Toro is mostly made from this varietal
Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo clone)
The most planted red varietal in Navarra
Garnacha
This area in Spain lacks winemaking history or association with varietal or style so producers have been able to be more flexible and play around with current styles
Navarra
Ribera del Duero's main varietal
Tempranillo
Ribero del Duero has been known for this type of wine
Bordeaux style wine
The wine that made Ribera del Duero famous
Vega Sicilia
The main area for Sherry production
Jerez
The name of the chalky soil which Sherry grapes are grown
Albarizas
The main grape used to make Sherry
Palomino
The two grapes used as sweetening agents for Sherry
PX and Muscadelle
When is Sherry fortified?
after fermentation
The style of Sherry made with Flor
Fino
The style of Sherry made w/out Flor
Oloroso
When is Port fortified?
During fermentation
The lowest quality of Port
Ruby Port
What are vintage dated Tawny Ports called?
Colheitas
The most important varietal used in Port production
Touriga Nacional
This style of port is made by blending ports from several years and matured
Tawny
The style of Port made from the highest quality grapes in the best years, matured 2 years in wood and rest in bottle
Vintage Port
Douro makes this style of wine
dry, still wines made Touriga NAvional and Tinto Rouriz