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1

What white grape goes into Gavi DOCG?

Cortese

2

Describe the profile of Cortese.

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

3

In which Italian region is Gavi DOCG?

The northwestern region of Piedmont.

4

Most Gavi DOCG is made:

  • to age
  • to drink in its youth

To drink in its youth

5

Most Gavi is fermented in which:

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

Stainless steel or other inert vessel

6

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

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

7

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

  1. Soave DOC
  2. Soave Classico DOC

8

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

Veneto, in the northeast

9

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

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

Stainless steel or other inert vessel

10

Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC are made to:

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

Drink young and fresh

11

What style of wine is Recioto di Soave DOCG?

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

Which region in Italy is known for Verdicchio?

Marche (pronounced MAR-kay)

13

Which DOC in the Marche is most important for Verdicchio?

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC

14

Describe the profile of Verdicchio.

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

15

Describe the profile of Fiano.

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

16

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

Fiano di Avellino DOCG

17

In which region is Fiano di Avellino DOCG?

Campania