Flashcards in Catalonia Deck (61):
What French wine region lies across the Pyrenees from Catalonia?
True/False: Roussillon and Catalonia once were one region that split in the 17th Century.
How do DOCa and DOQ differ from one another?
DOCa - Denominación de Origen Calificada
DOQ - Donominación de Origen Qualificada
From where does the region Priorat take its name?
Priorato de Scala Dei - a Carthusian monastery
True/False: Only red wines are produced in Priorat.
False. It's red-dominant, but some white and rosado wines are made.
Name the two traditional red varietals for Priorat.
Describe the general soil type of Priorat.
What is "Llicorella"?
A soil that is a mix of black slate and quartzite
In what year did René Barbier plant vines in Priorat?
For whom was René Barbier a wine maker?
Where specifically in Priorat did René Barbier plant in 1979
Describe the "Clos" wines project.
Cooperative between pioneers in Priorat - 1 wine made and sold under 5 labels.
Name the original 5 "Clos" wines.
Clos de l'Obac
In what year did the "Clos" wines project split?
Today, the 5 "Clos" wines are produced separately under what labels?
Costers del Siurana
Name two other notable producers in Priorat not associated with the "Clos" wines.
What kind of climate characterizes Priorat?
A warm, Mediterranean climate
True/False: High alcohol is rare in Priorat wines.
False. It can be reach as high as 18%. Managing is key.
In what year was the Vino de Pueblo/Vino la Vila category introduced?
How many villages are covered in the Vino de Pueblo category?
Name the villages covered by the Vino la Vila designation.
Belmont del Priorat
La Morena de Montsant
Torroja del Priorat
la Vilella Alta
la Vilella Baixa
Masos de Falset
Solanes del Molar
True/False: Wines from Priorat labelled wth a village must be estate produced.
True/False: Montsant was once a sub zone of Tarragona
In what year did Montsant gain DO status?
What are the primary red varietals of Montsant DO?
For what style of wine was Tarragona DO historically known?
What is the biggest market for Tarragona DO?
Communion wine for Christian churches
Where is Terra Alta DO in relation to Tarragona DO?
Where is Conca de Barberá in relation to Tarragona DO?
North, and adjacent
What DO region spans non-contiguous areas between Tarragona DO and Somontano DO?
Costers del Segre DO
How many zones are covered by the Costers del Segre DO?
Name the zones covered by Costers del Segre DO.
Artesa de Segre
Valls du Riucorb
Which of the zones of Costers del Segre is the smallest?
Where is Penedès DO in relation to Tarragona DO?
North, along the Catalan Coast
Into how many zones is Penedès divided, and based on what criteria?
3 zones; altitude
Name the zones of Penedès DO.
Which of the zones of Penedès is particularly well suited to the Parellada grape?
About what percentage of all Cava wines are produced in Penedès?
Name 3 Spanish varietals that form the backbone of the traditional Cava blend.
In Medio-Penedès, Tempranillo is known as...?
Ull de Llebre
Name two red grapes that thrive in Baix-Penedès and briefly explain why.
Hot Mediterranean climate favors thicker skinner, heat loving varieties
Who introduced Método Tradicional to Spain, and in what year?
Jose Raventós, 1872
Who is the largest producer of sparkling wine in the world?
Subirat is more commonly known by what other name?
Name 4 red varieties that are permitted under Cava DO.
What period of lees aging is required for basic Cava DO bottlings?
Cava Reserva must age on lees for how long?
Cava Gran Reserva is aged on lees for what length of time?
True/Fase: Cava DO is the only Denominación de Origen that covers a style, not a place.
What symbol will appear on all corks from Cava DO wines?
A four-point star
Name two producers that are preserving Malvasia de Sitges
Vega de Ribes
Hospital de Sant Joan Baptista
Malvasia de Sitges is produced in which region of Penedès?
In what style of wine is Malvasia de Sitges produced?
In Alella DO, Xarel-lo is known by what other name?
Empordá DO is closest to what French wine appellation?
What is the primary style of wine produced in Empordá, and what varietal is it based on?
Where is Pla de Bages DO?
NW of Penedès
What is the overarching denominación for wines produced in Catalonia?
What islands lie east of the Catalan Coast?
The Balearic Islands
Name the two denominaciónes of the Balearic Islands.
Pla i Llevant DO
Binissalem Mallorca DO