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1

What is the chief red grape of Calabria?

Gaglioppo
-thick-skinned

2

Name 3 DOCs of Calabria?

-Ciro DOC
-Melissa DOC
-Greco di Bianco DOC
Lamezia DOC, S. Anna di Isola Capo Rizzuto DOC, Savuto DOC, Scavigna DOC, Terre di Cosenza DOC

3

What is the main grape of Ciro DOC?

Gaglioppo

4

Where do the best examples of white wines made from Greco come from in Calabria?

Melissa DOC

5

What style of wine is Greco di Bianco DOC?

sweet wines made from Greco, often partially dried prior to fermentation

6

What is Sicily's most famous vinous product?

Marsala

7

Name 4 Sicilian wine producers

Marco di Bartoli (Marsala)
Planeta
Palari
COS

8

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

9

Name the 7 white grapes of Sicily

-Cattarratto*
-Inzolia*
-Grecanico*
-Carricante*
-Grillo*
Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria)
Malvasia
*=native

10

What is Zibbibo?

a synonym for Muscat of Alexandria in Sicily

11

Name the 5 native red grapes of Sicily

Nero d'Avola (Calabrese)
Frappato
Perricone
Nerello Mascalese
Norello Cappucio

12

What is Calabrese?

a synonym for Nero d'Avola in Sicily

13

What is Sicily's most heavily planted grape?

Catarratto
-3rd most cultivated in Italy
-only found in vineyards of western Sicily

14

What 2 wines utilize the Catarratto grape varietal ?

-Marsala blends
-Alcamo Bianco DOC table wines

15

What are 2 white grapes, other than Catarratto, used in Marsala?

Inzolia
Grillo

16

What are the dominate varietals of Etna DOC?
(Rosso and Bianco)

Rosso- Nerello Mascalese
Bianco-Carricante

17

What is the soil type of Etna DOC?

well-drained volcanic soil
-Mt. Etna is an active volcano

18

What is the grape of Faro DOC?
Name a producer.

-Nerello Mascalese dominates blends
-Palari is an exemplary producer

19

What is the only DOCG of Sicily?

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
-50-70% Nero d'Avola, 30-50% Frappato
-min 13% alcohol

20

What is Sicily's most planted red grape?

Nero d'Avola

21

What is the blend of Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG?

50-70% Nero d'Avola
30-50% Frappato

22

Name 4 dessert style wines of Sicily other than Marsala.

-Moscato di Noto DOC
-Moscato di Siracusa DOC
-Malvasia delle Lipari DOC
-Moscato di Pantelleria DOC