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1

The black Mission grape is known as ____ ____ in Argentina.

Criolla Chica
(it's aka País in Chile and is identical to Listán Prieto in the Canary Islands).

The Black Mission grape was one of the earliest grapes to arrive in the Americas.

2

Until very recently, the most planted grape in Argentina was ___.

the pink-skinned Cereza

3

When was Malbec introduced to Argentina?

1860

4

What is the cross of Torrontés Riojano?

Criolla Chica x Muscat of Alexandria

5

Torrontés Sanjuanino is also a crossing of:

Criolla Chica x Muscat of Alexandria

6

The highest peak in South America is:

Aconcagua Peak in Argentina.

7

Argentina is the world's __th largest producer.

5th

8

In 2008, Argentina was the world's __th largest exporter.

7th

9

All the wine growing areas in Argentina have what kind of climate?

Continental; it's also quite dry.

10

What is the Zonda?

A fierce, dusty, hot afternoon wind that blows down from the mountains in the late spring and early summer, sometimes adversely affecting flowering.

11

Are there a lot of fungal problems in Argentina?

No, because the wine growing areas lack humidity.

12

What threats do the vineyards of Argentina face?

spring frosts and summer hail

13

Some of the world's highest vines are located in:

Salta

14

What is Argentina's second most planted grape?

Bonarda -- it's genetically related to Savoie's Corbeau, aka Charbono in the United States.

15

What are Argentina's two most planted white grapes?

Pedro Giménez and Torrontés

16

Reserva whites and reds must be aged:

at least 6 months for whites, at least 1 year for reds.

17

Gran Reserva whites and reds must be aged:

at least 1 year for whites, at least 2 years for reds.

18

What are the winemaking regions of Argentina?

NORTHERN REGIONS
Salta
Tucumán
Catamarca

CUYO
Mendoza
La Rioja (Famatina Valley)
San Juan (Tulum, Zonda, Ullum, Jáchal, and Fertil Valleys)

PATAGONIA
La Pampa
Río Negro
Neuquén

19

Almost all vines in Argentina are planted on their own rootstock. True or False?

True - also true for Chile.

20

Name some top drawer Argentinean Malbec producers.

Susana Balbo
Catena
Bressia
Achával Ferrer

21

Brazil makes mostly ___ wine.

red wine

22

Most of the country’s viticultural activity takes place in the southern state of ___, and the other regions in Brazil are:

Rio Grande do Sul (on the Argentinean border)

São Joaquim, Serra do Sudeste, and Campanha

23

Within Rio Grande do Sul:

Serra Gaúcha is the country's most developed viticultural region

Within Serra Gaúcha is Vale dos Vinhedos (Brazil's first Origin Indication in 2002)

24

What is the tropical winegrowing region in the northern part of Brazil?

São Francisco Valley