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Flashcards in Important Italian White Grapes Deck (17)
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1
Q

What white grape goes into Gavi DOCG?

A

Cortese

2
Q

Describe the profile of Cortese.

A
  • Dry
  • Light body
  • High acid
  • Gentle floral notes (blossom)
  • Light citrus (lemon)
  • Crisp orchard fruit (pear, apple)
3
Q

In which Italian region is Gavi DOCG?

A

The northwestern region of Piedmont.

4
Q

Most Gavi DOCG is made:

  • to age
  • to drink in its youth
A

To drink in its youth

5
Q

Most Gavi is fermented in which:

  • stainless steel or other inert vessels
  • lots of new oak
A

Stainless steel or other inert vessel

6
Q

Describe the profile of Garganega (pronounced gahr-GAH-neh-gah).

A
  • Dry
  • Medium body
  • High acid
  • Peach
  • Light citrus (lemon)
  • Green orchard fruit (pear, apple)
7
Q

Garganega is the grape that goes into which 2 important DOCs?

A
  1. Soave DOC
  2. Soave Classico DOC
8
Q

In which Italian region are Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC found?

A

Veneto, in the northeast

9
Q

Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC are usually fermented in which:

  • stainless steel or other inert vessel
  • lots of new oak
A

Stainless steel or other inert vessel

10
Q

Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC are made to:

  • age in the bottle for many years
  • drink young and fresh
A

Drink young and fresh

11
Q

What style of wine is Recioto di Soave DOCG?

A

A sweet white made from dried grapes, most of which are Garganega, using the appassimento process.

The other grape allowed in Recioto di Soave DOCG is Trebbiano di Soave.

12
Q

Which region in Italy is known for Verdicchio?

A

Marche (pronounced MAR-kay)

13
Q

Which DOC in the Marche is most important for Verdicchio?

A

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

14
Q

Describe the profile of Verdicchio.

A
  • Dry
  • Medium body
  • High acid
  • Fennel/anise
  • Lemon/citrus
  • Green orchard fruit (apple, pear)
  • Developed wines show notes of honey and nuts
15
Q

Describe the profile of Fiano.

A
  • Dry
  • Medium to full body
  • Medium acid
  • Peach/stone fruits
  • Melon/tropical fruits
  • If aged sur lie notes of bread, biscuit, smoke
16
Q

What is the well known DOCG for Fiano in southern Italy?

A

Fiano di Avellino DOCG

17
Q

In which region is Fiano di Avellino DOCG?

A

Campania