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Name the sparkling wine of Piedmont and its grape.
Asti which is made from Moscato(Muscat)

Bonus Info: The muscat grapes vary in color from white to orange to black and shades in between. Here in Asti they are white. Which is why locally it is known as Moscato Bianco or White Muscat.
State the requirements of Barolo and Barolo Riserva.
Barolo - 3 years in Barrel/Bottle

Barolo Riserva - 5 years in Barrel/Bottle
Describe Barolo Chinato.
Barolo wine that has been aromatized with quinine.

Also regared by many as the biggest joke of the DOCG system.
Name two DOCG zones within Chianti.
Chianti
Chianti Classico
Chianti Rufina
Chianti Colli Fiorentini
Chianti Colli Senesi
Chianti Montalbano
Chianti Colline Pisane
Chianti Colli Aretini
Chianti Montespertoli
Name 1 of the DOCs created to include the Super Tuscans.
Bolgheri
Sant'Antimo
Name Tuscany's only white DOCG.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
State the production and style of Vin Santo.
Vin Santo is made using Passito grapes which are grapes dried on straw mates and then must be aged a minimum of 3 years and up to 6 years in small wooden barrels.
State the non-traditional grape of the 1st Super Tuscans.
Cabernet Sauvignon
State a red DOCG of Tuscany other than Chianti and name the grape.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grape: Brunello

Carmignano DOCG
Grape:Sangiovese with up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Grape:Same as Chianti(Sangiovese, Merlot, and Syrah) Cabernet Sauvignon is NOT ALLOWED and can be 100% Sangiovese
Name Italy’s only metodo tradizionale sparkling wine DOCG.
Franciacorta DOCG
Name Italy's 1st white DOCG.
Albagna di Romagna DOCG
Name the grapes of Valpolicella.
Corvina
Rondinella
Molinara
Negrara
Name the main grape of Soave.
Garganega
State the 4 quality levels of Italian Wine.
Vino da Tavola (VT)
IGT
DOC
DOCG
Describe the goria laws.
Created in 1992 it is responsible for the IGT level which is used as a spring-board to DOC. Also, they tightened riserva rules as well as modifying some of the vineyard zones.
Name the main grape of Valtellina.
Nebbiolo
Name 1 region of Italy where German grapes are common.
Alto Adige
Trentino
State the grape of Gavi.
Cortese.
Name the most widely planted grape in Piedmont.
Barbera.
State the meaning of secco.
Dry
State the meaning of amabile.
Semi-Sweet or Slightly sweet
State the meaning of frizzante.
Semi-Sparkling
State the meaning of spumante.
Sparkling
State the meaning of passito.
Grapes that are dried on straw mats to concentrate the flavors.
State the meaning of dolce.
Sweet
How many wine regions are there in Italy and what are the 3 most famous.
20. Most famous are Piedmont, Tuscany, and Veneto.
Name the most important grape of Tuscany.
Sangiovese
State the meaning of Classico.
The best area of a given region.
State the type of wine typically made from Prosecco grape.
Dry to slightly sweet Frizante.
Name the grape(s) and style of Frascati DOC.
Dry White made from Trebbiano and Malvasia.
Name the grape(s) and style of Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo DOC.
Dry Red made from Montepulciano grapes.
Name the grape(s) and style of Fiano d’Avellino DOCG.
Dry White made from the Fiano grape.
Name the grape(s) and style of Taurasi DOCG.
Dry Red made from the Aglianico grape.
Name the grape of Apulia that has a USA connection.
Primitivo (Zinfandel)
Name the grape grown on Mt. Vulture in Basilicata
Aglianico
State the type of wine from Marsala DOC and where it is made.
Fortified wine made in Sicily.
Name the grape(s) and style of Vermentino di Gallura.
Dry White from the Vermentino grape.
State the difference between Amarone and Recioto.
Both are made from passito grapes, but Amarone is dry while Recioto is Sweet.
State the meaning of Ripasso.
re-passed – the traditional winemaking technique in Veneto Young Valpolicella is put into tanks or barrels containing lees from the previous Amarone fermentation which Causes secondary fermentation and increases Alc% giving it a recioto feel.