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Flashcards in Green Spain:Galicia/Basque Country Deck (29):
1

Name the 4 autonomias of Green Spain.

-Galicia
-Asturias
-Catabria
-Pais Vasco (Basque Country)

2

What are the 5 DOs of Galicia?

-Rias Baixas
-Ribeiro
-Valdeorras
-Ribeira Sacra
-Monterrei

3

Name the 5 subzones of Rias Baixas DO from north to south.

Val do Salnes
Ribeira do Ulla
Soutomaior
O Rosal
Condado do Tea

4

Name the 3 principle DO zones of Pais Vasco.

Getariako Txakolina
Bizkaiko Txakolina
Arabako Txakolina

5

What is the native grape of the Basque Country?

Ondarrabi Zuri
(Hondarrabi Zuri)

6

In Getariako alone, Ondarrabi Zuri accounts for ____% of vineyard acreage.

95%

7

What color grape is Ondarrabi Beltza?

Red

8

What is " Ojo de Gallo"?

the traditional name of rosado wines produced from a blend of Ondarrabi Zuri and Ondarrabi Beltza from Pais Vasco

9

If labeled "Rias Baixas Albariño" what is the minimum percentage of Albariño that must be in the wine?

100%

10

What is the cepage of Val do Salnes and Ribeira do Ulla?

min. 70% of recommended white grapes:
-Albariño
-Loureira
-Treixadura
-Caiña Blanca

11

What is the minimum percentage of Albariño for O Rosal?

min. 70% combined Albariño and Loureira

12

What is the minimum percentage of Albariño for Condado do Tea?

min. 70% combined Albariño and Treixadura

13

Name the red grapes of Rias Baixas.

Recommended:
Caiño Tinto
Espadeiro
Laureira Tinta
Souson
Authorized:
Mencia
Brancellao

14

Name the white grapes of Rias Baixas.

Recommended:
Albariño
Loureira
Treixadura
Caiña Blanca
Authorized:
Torrentes, Godello

15

What percentage of vineyard acreage is devoted to Albariño in Rias Baixas?

90%

16

What river is the Ribeiro DO located on?

The Miño River east of Rias Baixas

17

Name the white grape varietals of Ribeiro DO.

Recommended: Treixadura*
Authorized: Palomino*, Torrentes, Godello, Macabeo, Albillo, Loureira, Albariño

18

Name the red grape varietals of Ribeiro DO.

Recommended: Caiño Tinto*( also known as Caiño Bravo or Caiño Longo)
Authorized:
Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouchet), Ferron, Souson, Tempranillo, Brancellao, Mencia

19

What is Vino Tostado?

A dried grape wine which is a local specialty of Ribeiro DO.
-min. must weight 300 g/l
-drying process for grapes must last a min. 3 months
-mi. RS 70 g/l

20

What are the 5 subregions of Ribeira Sacra DO?

Amandi
Chantada
Quiroga-Bibei
Riberas do Sil
Riberas do Miño

21

Who built the steeply terraced vineyards of Ribeira Sacra DO?

The Romans, similar to Northern Rhône.

22

What are the recommended white grape varietals of Ribeira Sacra DO?

Albariño*
Godello*
Treixadura
Loureira
Torrontes
Dona Branca

23

What are the red grape varietals of Ribeira Sacra DO?

Recommended: Mencia*, Merenzao, Brancellao, Souson,,
Caiño Tinto, Tempranillo
Authorized: Garnacha Tintorera, Mouraton

24

What is the easternmost zone of Galicia?

Valdeorras DO
-clean, fruit driven, high acid, white wines from Godello
Recommended white grapes: Godello, Dona Branca
Authorized white grape: Palomino Fino

25

What is the southernmost zone of Galicia?

Monterrei DO

26

What are the 2 subzones of Monterrei DO?

-Valle de Monterrei
-Ladera de Monterrei

27

What are the main white grape varietals of Monterrei DO?

Recommended:
Dona Branca, Godello, Treixadura
Authorized:
Albariño, Blanca de Monterrei, Caiño Blanco, Loureira

28

What are the main red grape varietals of Monterrei DO?

Recommended:
Mencia, Merenzao (Bastardo)
Authorized:
Caiño Tinto, Souson, Arauxa (Tempranillo)

29

True or False:
Asturias and Catabria do not produce any DO wine.

True