Flashcards in General/History Deck (15):
What was possibly the first vinous export to North America?
What influence did Bordeaux have on Spanish Wine Making?
Who is responsible for bringing stainless steel and temperature controlled fermentation to Spain in the 1960s?
What year was the Denominacion de Origen regulations approved?
Name the Spanish wine quality levels from highest to lowest.
Denominacion de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
Denominacion de Origen (DO)
Vinos de Calidad con Indicacion Geografica (VCIG)
Vino de la Tierra (VDIT)
Other than Rioja and Ribera del Duero, which have more stringent requirements, provide aging requirements for Crianza, Reserva, and Grand Reserva.
Crianza-2 years(1 year in oak)
Reserva-3 years(1 year in oak)
Gran Reserva- 5 years( 18 mos. in oak)
Crianza-18 months( 6 mos. in oak)
Reserva- 2 years(6 mos. in oak)
Gran Reserva- 4 years( 6mos. in oak)
What does "Noble" indicate on a label?
18 months aging in cask of less than 600L or bottle
What is the aging requirement for "Anejo" wines?
24 months aging in cask of less than 600L or bottle
What are the aging requirements for "Viejo" wines?
36 months of aging
-demonstrates marked oxidative character
What 2 Bordeaux producers brought grape varietals and lessons from the Medoc to Rioja in the 1850's and 1860's?
Marques de Riscal
Marques de Murrieta
What type of oak is traditionally used in Rioja?
American Oak (Queras Alba)
Name 4 traditionalist producers of Rioja that began in the late 19th Century.
Lopez de Heredia
La Rioja Alta
What is traditional method sparkling wine called in Spain and where is it produced?
-San Sadurni d'Anoia
Consejos Reguladores were established for what 3 major regions in the 1930s?