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Flashcards in Basilicata Deck (11):
1

Basilicata is the 3rd least populous region. What other regions in Italy are less densely populated?

Molise
Valle d'Aosta

2

What is the most notable DOC zone of Basilicata?

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

3

What styles of wine may be produced under Aglianico del Vulture DOC?

Dry, off-dry, still, or sparkling reds.

4

What method of sparkling wine production is required for spumante Aglianico del Vulture DOC wines?

Traditional Method

5

True/False: Aglianico may be blended with other red varietals for Aglianico del Vulture DOC wines.

False.
100% Aglianico is required.

6

What is the minimum required alcohol for Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG wines?

13.5%

7

What is the mandated elevage for Aglianico del Vulture Superiore wines?

3 years, 1 in wood.

8

If a wine is labelled Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Riserva , what aging regimen has it undergone?

5 years, 2 in wood

9

What kind of soils characterize the "del Vulture" denominaziones?

Volcanic soils

10

When is Aglianico usually harvested in Basilicata?

Late October, into November.

11

What is the impact of late harvests for Aglianico wines?

Longer growing seasons = more complexity in the grapes