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1

Who produces the wine W... Dreams? Where does it come from and what is the primary grape? Name two other labels from Jermann and their primary grape

Jermann produces W...Dreams in Friuli, specifically in Goriziano. This wine features Chardonnay which has aged in for almost a year in new small French oak.

Vintage Tunina: Sauvignon Blanc
Vecchia Contea: Pinot Blanc
Cosi Sia: Friulano
Vinnae: Ribolla Gialla
Capo Martino: Friulano
BlauBlau: Blaufrankish
Red Angle: Pinot Noir

2

What are the grapes in Edi Keber's Collio Bianco

Keber only uses indigenous grapes for his white blend. It will always be a blend of Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, and Malvasia

3

Whats the difference between Ronchi di Cialla's Ribolla Gialla and their Ciallabianco

One is varietal, Ciallabianco is Ribolla Gialla with Verduzzo, and Picolit and is fermented in barrel, unlike the RG which is done in steel. RG more straightforward, Ciallabianco more perfumed and textured.

4

What is the grape of J.Hofstatter's white wine from the Vigna S. Urbano Barthenau?

Pinot Blanc. The wine spends about 15 months on the lees in large oak casks maturing.

5

What is the grape of Tiefenbrunner's Feldmarschall?

Muller Thurgau. The must sees a quick 6 hour maceration. A portion of the wine matures on the lees in large oak for 7 months, some spends that time in stainless steel and the wine rests in concrete before bottling.

6

Who produces Terso Bianco and where does this wine come from? What's the composition?

Terso Bianco is mande by Fumanelli in the Veneto. The wine is equal parts Garganega and Trebbiano which sees a short maceration before aging in tonneaux.

7

What's the difference between Gini's Soave La Frosca and Salvarenza

These are two different single vineyards. Frosca is a younger vineyard and wine is aged in both stainless and small barrel. Salvarenza is older vines, about 80 years old on average, from a specific plot within Frosca. This wine sees all small barrel. Wood here is used and doesn't really show in the wines. Both are 100% Garganega

8

What are the grapes of Rossj Bass, Gaia & Rey, and Alteni di Brassica.

Rossj Baas and Gaia & Rey are both Chardonnay. Rossj is a younger vineyard, Rey is slightly older vines in Treiso and some fruit coming from Serralunga. Brassica is Sauvignon Blanc from Barbaresco, the name refers to a yellow springtime flower.

9

What is the grape of Vignetti Massa's Derthona. What's unique about the variety

Timorasso, a grape that almost went extinct in Piedmont but was revived thanks to Walter Massa and other grape growers who felt this was the true noble white grape of Piedmont. Now, Derthona is actually applying for it's own DOC.

10

What's the difference between Paolo Bea's Santa Chiara and Arboreus? Where are these wines made?

These are both skin fermented white wines. Santa Chiara is a blend of Grechetto, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Garganega from the Pagliaro vineyard. Arboreus is made of 100% Trebbiano Spoletino trained in Pergola.

11

What's the difference between Verdicchio from Jesi and Matelica?

Jesi is coastal and tends to have more minerality and nerve. Matelica is inland, more of a warm continental climate= riper flavored fruit.

12

What is Coenobium?

Coenobium is a wine from the Cistercian Monastary in Lazio made under the purview of Bea. The wine is a blend of skin-fermented Malvasia, Verdicchio, Grechetto and Trebbiano

13

Where does Edoardo Valentini produce wine?

Abruzzo. He considered one of the best winemakers in the region. Only about 5% of his fruit is used to make his wine, the rest is sold. All of his wines are not made every year and when he does make wine its generally less than 50,000 bottles total.

14

What is the grape of Casa d'Ambra's Frassitelli? Where does this wine come from?

Frassitelli is made from Biancolella coming from the island of Ischia of the coast of Campania

15

What is the blend of Marissa Cuomo's Ravello Bianco and Furore Bianco

60% Falanghina, 40% Biancolella

16

What's the difference between Benanti's Bianco di Caselle and Pietramarina

Both 100% Carricante from Etna. Caselle is from 35-50 year old vines. Pietramarina comes from 80 year old vines.

17

What is Il Censo's Praruar

Il Censo is a joint winery run by Gaetano Gargano and Giampiero Bea (The label looks like a Paolo Bea label). The wine is 100% skin-fermented Catarratto,

18

Who produces Morei and Granato? What is the grape and where does the wine come from?

Elisabetta Foradori makes these wines in Trentino Alto Adige. Both are 100% Teroldego. Granato is old vine trained in Pergola. Morei is aged in amphora for 8 months.

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Who is the proprietor of Zymé? Where is this winery located and why is the owner important.

Zymé is the project of Celestino Gaspari-- the ex-winemaker of Giuseppe Quintarelli's wines-- and although it was in operation in the late 90's under his purview, it fully opened on its own in 2003. The winery is in the Valpolicella Classico zone.

20

What is Bardolino?

Bardolino is a DOC in the Veneto and makes red wines that are very similar to entry level Valpolicella.

21

What's the difference between wines from Sandro Fay and Ar.Pe.Pe

Sandro Fay is a bit more modern and tends to age their wine in barrique. Ar.Pe.Pe is a very classic house in Valtellina and aims for terroir driven expressions. Fay is more generous fruit and softer, Ar.Pe.Pe is elegant and perfumed but structured and earthy

22

Where do the wines of Garblet Sue and Villero from Brovia come from? Where does Ca'Mia come from?

Garblet Sue and Villero come from crus of the same name in Castiglione Falletto. Ca'Mia comes from Serralunga in a vineyard called Brea.

23

What is the name of Cavallotto's almost monopole holding in Barolo? What commune is it located in? What is the name of their Riserva Barolo?

Cavallotto is located in Castiglione Falletto and the wines come from the Bricco Boschis vineyard (Although they also have holdings in Vignolo). Their top riserva is Bricco Boschis San Giuseppe Riserva, but Vignolo is labeled as Risera also.

24

Where in Barolo are the wines from Domenico Clerico made? What style does Clerico aim for?

Clerico makes wine in Monforte d'Alba. Their Ciabot Mentin and Pajanna come from the Ginestra cru. This producer aims at more extraction and new oak influence

25

Where does Aldo Conterno make wine? What are the names of his labels?

Aldo Conterno makes Barolo in Bussia, located in Monforte d'Alba. His wines are Cicala, Colonello and Romirasco, which feature youngest to oldest vines in that order. Granbussia is the top bottling, but it's only made in years when all 3 vineyards are successful, even though it's primarily Romirasco fruit.

26

Where does Giacocmo Conterno make wine? What is his top bottling called?

Giacomo Conterno makes wine in Serralunga d'Alba, although the winery is located in Monforte. His flagship wine is Cascina Francia, coming from the Francia Cru, but his top bottling, made only in great years, is called Monfortino. Recently he also purchased a vineyard called Ceretta, and even more recently Arione. Ceretta is now being made as Barolo, but Arione is not.

27

Where is the vineyard Bricco delle Viole? Name a producer.

Bricco delle Viole is in Barolo, known for high altitude. Mario Marengo is on our wine list and G.D Vajra is also a good producer here.

28

Where does Giuseppe Mascarello produce wine? What are his labels?

Giuseppe Mascarello produces wine in Castiglione Falletto. Their flagship wine is Monprivato, coming from the cru of the same name of which they own the entirety. From a small plot within Monprivato, they make a super rare bottling called Ca d'Morissio which was first released in 1993. They also make a Barolo Villero and Santo Stefano di Perno

29

We have a wine from Luigi Pira coming from Marenca. Where is Marenca? What style of wine is Pira?

Serralunga. These wines are richer, see time in new barrique, and come from a place prized for structure. The resulting wine is a fuller style of Barolo that is firm with lots of fruit and spice.

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What are the vineyards referred to in Paolo Scavino's Carobric? What was the first vintage?

Rocche di Castiglione and Fiasco (Bric del Fiasc) in Castiglione

Cannubi in Barolo

1996