Flashcards in Calabria/ Sicily Deck (22):
What is the chief red grape of Calabria?
Name 3 DOCs of Calabria?
-Greco di Bianco DOC
Lamezia DOC, S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC, Savuto DOC, Scavigna DOC, Terre di Cosenza DOC
What is the main grape of Ciro DOC?
Where do the best examples of white wines made from Greco come from in Calabria?
What style of wine is Greco di Bianco DOC?
sweet wines made from Greco, often partially dried prior to fermentation
What is Sicily's most famous vinous product?
Name 4 Sicilian wine producers
Marco di Bartoli (Marsala)
Why is Sicily well-suited to quality wine making?
-arid Mediterranean heat is countered by altitude in better vineyards allowing diurnal shifts to even the ripening process
-beneficial hillside exposures are common on the mountainous island
Name the 7 white grapes of Sicily
Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)
What is Zibbibo?
a synonym for Muscat of Alexandria in Sicily
Name the 5 native red grapes of Sicily
Nero d'Avola (Calabrese)
What is Calabrese?
a synonym for Nero d'Avola in Sicily
What is Sicily's most heavily planted grape?
-3rd most cultivated in Italy
-only found in vineyards of western Sicily
What 2 wines utilize the Catarratto grape varietal ?
-Alcamo Bianco DOC table wines
What are 2 white grapes, other than Catarratto, used in Marsala?
What are the dominate varietals of Etna DOC?
(Rosso and Bianco)
Rosso- Nerello Mascalese
What is the soil type of Etna DOC?
well-drained volcanic soil
-Mt. Etna is an active volcano
What is the grape of Faro DOC?
Name a producer.
-Nerello Mascalese dominates blends
-Palari is an exemplary producer
What is the only DOCG of Sicily?
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
-50-70% Nero d'Avola, 30-50% Frappato
-min 13% alcohol
What is Sicily's most planted red grape?
What is the blend of Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG?
50-70% Nero d'Avola