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1

What French wine region lies across the Pyrenees from Catalonia?

Roussillon

2

True/False: Roussillon and Catalonia once were one region that split in the 17th Century.

True

3

How do DOCa and DOQ differ from one another?

DOCa - Denominación de Origen Calificada
DOQ - Donominación de Origen Qualificada

Catalan Spanish

4

From where does the region Priorat take its name?

Priorato de Scala Dei - a Carthusian monastery

5

True/False: Only red wines are produced in Priorat.

False. It's red-dominant, but some white and rosado wines are made.

6

Name the two traditional red varietals for Priorat.

Garnacha
Cariñena

7

Describe the general soil type of Priorat.

Rocky, schist

8

What is "Llicorella"?

A soil that is a mix of black slate and quartzite

9

In what year did René Barbier plant vines in Priorat?

1979

10

For whom was René Barbier a wine maker?

Álvaro Palacios

11

Where specifically in Priorat did René Barbier plant in 1979

Gratallops

12

Describe the "Clos" wines project.

Cooperative between pioneers in Priorat - 1 wine made and sold under 5 labels.

13

Name the original 5 "Clos" wines.

Clos Mogador
Clos Dofi
Clos Erasmus
Clos de l'Obac
Clos Martinet

14

In what year did the "Clos" wines project split?

1991

15

Today, the 5 "Clos" wines are produced separately under what labels?

Clos Mogador
Alvaro Palacios
Clos Erasmus
Costers del Siurana
Mas Martinet

16

Name two other notable producers in Priorat not associated with the "Clos" wines.

Vall Llach
Scala Dei

17

What kind of climate characterizes Priorat?

A warm, Mediterranean climate

18

True/False: High alcohol is rare in Priorat wines.

False. It can be reach as high as 18%. Managing is key.

19

In what year was the Vino de Pueblo/Vino la Vila category introduced?

2009

20

How many villages are covered in the Vino de Pueblo category?

12

21

Name the villages covered by the Vino la Vila designation.

Belmont del Priorat
Gratallops
el Lloar
La Morena de Montsant
Poboleda
Porrera
Scala Dei
Torroja del Priorat
la Vilella Alta
la Vilella Baixa
Masos de Falset
Solanes del Molar

22

True/False: Wines from Priorat labelled wth a village must be estate produced.

True

23

True/False: Montsant was once a sub zone of Tarragona

True

24

In what year did Montsant gain DO status?

2002

25

What are the primary red varietals of Montsant DO?

Garnacha
Cariñena

26

For what style of wine was Tarragona DO historically known?

Rancio/mistela

27

What is the biggest market for Tarragona DO?

Communion wine for Christian churches

28

Where is Terra Alta DO in relation to Tarragona DO?

Southwest

29

Where is Conca de Barberá in relation to Tarragona DO?

North, and adjacent

30

What DO region spans non-contiguous areas between Tarragona DO and Somontano DO?

Costers del Segre DO

31

How many zones are covered by the Costers del Segre DO?

8

32

Name the zones covered by Costers del Segre DO.

Pallars
Jussà
Artesa de Segre
Valls du Riucorb
Segrià
Garrigues
Urgell
Raïmat

33

Which of the zones of Costers del Segre is the smallest?

Raïmat

34

Where is Penedès DO in relation to Tarragona DO?

North, along the Catalan Coast

35

Into how many zones is Penedès divided, and based on what criteria?

3 zones; altitude

36

Name the zones of Penedès DO.

Baix-Penedès
Medio-Penedès
Alt-Penedès

37

Which of the zones of Penedès is particularly well suited to the Parellada grape?

Alt-Penedès

38

About what percentage of all Cava wines are produced in Penedès?

95%

39

Name 3 Spanish varietals that form the backbone of the traditional Cava blend.

Parellada
Xarel-lo
Macabéo

40

In Medio-Penedès, Tempranillo is known as...?

Ull de Llebre

41

Name two red grapes that thrive in Baix-Penedès and briefly explain why.

Garnacha (Garnatxa)
Monastrell

Hot Mediterranean climate favors thicker skinner, heat loving varieties

42

Who introduced Método Tradicional to Spain, and in what year?

Jose Raventós, 1872

43

Who is the largest producer of sparkling wine in the world?

Freixenet

44

Subirat is more commonly known by what other name?

Malvasia

45

Name 4 red varieties that are permitted under Cava DO.

Pinot Noir
Garnacha Tinta
Monastrell
Trepat

46

What period of lees aging is required for basic Cava DO bottlings?

9 months

47

Cava Reserva must age on lees for how long?

15 months

48

Cava Gran Reserva is aged on lees for what length of time?

30 months

49

True/Fase: Cava DO is the only Denominación de Origen that covers a style, not a place.

True

50

What symbol will appear on all corks from Cava DO wines?

A four-point star

51

Name two producers that are preserving Malvasia de Sitges

Vega de Ribes
Hospital de Sant Joan Baptista

52

Malvasia de Sitges is produced in which region of Penedès?

Baix-Penedès

53

In what style of wine is Malvasia de Sitges produced?

Sweet, fortified

54

In Alella DO, Xarel-lo is known by what other name?

Pansà Blanca

55

Empordá DO is closest to what French wine appellation?

Banyuls (Roussillon)

56

What is the primary style of wine produced in Empordá, and what varietal is it based on?

Rosado wines
Cariñena

57

Where is Pla de Bages DO?

NW of Penedès

58

What is the overarching denominación for wines produced in Catalonia?

Catalunya DO

59

What islands lie east of the Catalan Coast?

The Balearic Islands

60

Name the two denominaciónes of the Balearic Islands.

Pla i Llevant DO
Binissalem Mallorca DO

61

Name one white and one red indigenous varietal found in the Balearic Islands

White - Moll (Prensal Blanc)
Red - Manto Negro