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DOCG of Abruzzo

Montelpuciano d'Abruzzo Colline Termane

90% Montelpuciano

10% max Sangiovese

Min 2 years with 1 year in oak or chestnut and 6 mo. in bottle.

Riserva: 3 years including 1 year in oak or chestnut with 6 mo. in bottle

2

DOCG of Basilicata

Aglianico del Vulture Superiore

3

Communes of Ciro Classico DOC

Ciro and Ciro Marina

4

Where is Ciro DOC and what are the main white and red grapes

Ciro is in Calabria

White: 80% Greco

Red: 80% Gaglioppo

5

DOCG's of Campania

-Aglianico del Taburno
-Finao di Avellino
-Greco di Tufo
-Taurasi

6

At what percentage is Fiano required for Fiano di Avellino

85%

The remainder can be Trebbiano, Coda di Volpe and Greco

7

What two grapes are allowed in Greco di Tufo

85% Min Greco

Max 15% Coda di Volpe

8

At what % is aglianico required for Taurasi

85%

9

Min. ABV for Taurasi Riserva

12.5%

10

Aging regiment for Taurasi/Riserva

Taurasi: 3 years including 1 in wood

Riserva: 4 years including 18 months in wood

11

DOCG's of Emilia-Romagna

-Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto

-Romagna Albana

12

DOCG of Friuli

-Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit
-Lison (Shared with veneto)
-Ramandolo
-Rosazzo

13

Subzone of Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit

Cialla, located in the commune of Prepotto

14

What grape of friuli is explicitly prohibited in the sweet wines of COllir Orientali del Friuli Picolit

Gewurtztraminer

15

Minimum alcohol of Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit "Cialla"

16%

16

Where would you find the DOCG Lison

Shared between Friuli and Veneto

17

What is Tai

Synonym for Friulano

18

What is the grape of Ramandolo DOCG

100% Verduzzo Friulano

19

What is the main grape of Rosazzo DOCG

Friulano, mandated at a min. 50%

20

When was Rosazzo promoted to DOCG status. What was it classified as prior to this

2011

Rosazzo used to be considered a subzone of Colli Orientali del Friuli

21

DOCG's of Lazio

-Cannellino di Frascati
-Cesanese del Piglio
-Frascati Superiore

22

What two regions share Orvieto DOC

Lazio and Umbria

23

What style of wine is designated to Cannellino di Frascati DOCG

Sweet wine based on Min. 70% Malvasia

RS: 35 g/L

(Lazio)

24

What was the first DOCG of Lazio

Cesanaese del Piglio, awarded DOCG status in 2008

25

What regions share Colli di Luni DOC

Liguria and Tuscany

26

What is Sciacchetra

Sweet wine from Cinque Terre DOC based on Min 40% Bosco

27

What DOC's are shared between Lombardia and Veneto

-Garda
-Lugana
-San Martino della Battaglia

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DOCG's of Lombardia

-Franciacorta DOCG
-Scanzo
-Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico
-Sforzato di Valtellina
-Valtellina Superiore

29

Max. percentage of Pinot Bianco allowed in Franciacorta

50%

30

Minimum percentage of Pinot Nero for Franciacorta Rosé

25%

31

Age requirements for Franciacorta, Saten and Rose, Mellisimato and Riserva

Franciacorta: 25 months total, 18 months on the lees

Saten and Rose: 31 months total, 24 on the lees

Millesimato: 37 months total, 30 on the lees

Riserva: 67 months total, 60 on the lees

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What style of wine is designated to Scanzo DOCG

Sweet red wine from Moscato di Scanzo with an RS range of 50-100 g/L. The wine may not be aged in wood and is often bottled in a 500mL Futura bottle (like ice wine).

(Lombardia)

33

What is the primary grape of Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG

Pinot Noir required at 70%. It may also be varietally labeled if Pinot Noir is at 85%

34

Aging requirements for Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG

NV: 15 months on the lees

Millesimato: 24 months on the lees

35

Minimum percentage of Nebbiolo required for Sforzato di Valtellina

90%

36

Subzones of Valtellina Superiore

-Valgella
-Inferno
-Maroggia
-Sassella
-Grumello
-Stagafassli if bottled in switzerland

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DOCG's of Le Marche

-Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva
-Conero
-Offida
-Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
-Vernaccia di Serrapetrona

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What grapes are permitted in Conero DOCG

Min 85% Montelpuciano

Max 15% Sangiovese

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What grapes are permitted in Offida DOCG

White: Pecorino and Passerina; both Varietal white wine bottlings with 85% min of the stated variety

Red: Min 85% Montelpuciano

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What style of wine is designated to Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG

Sparkling red wine in sweet or dry styles made from 85% Vernaccia Nera, Min 40% of which must have been dried to reach potential ABV of 13%

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DOCG's of Puglia

-Castel del Monte Bombino Nero
-Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva
-Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva
-Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Nuturale

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DOCG of Sardegna

Vermentino di Gallura

43

What grapes are permitted in Cerasuolo di Vittoria

50-70% Nero d'Avola

30-50% Frappato

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DOCG of Umbria

-Montefalco Sagrantino/Passito
-Torgiano Rosso Riserva

45

What is the RS range for Sagrantino di Montelfalco Passito

80-180 g/L

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What is the main grape of Torgiano Rosso Riserva

Sangiovese required at min 70%

47

Minimum age requirements for Amarone and Amarone Riserva

Amarone: 2 years

Riserva: 4 years

48

What is the maximum % of a producers yield that can be used to produce Amarone

65%

49

Subzones of Valpolicella

-Classico
-Valpantena

50

What regions comprise Soave Classico

-Soave
-Monteforte d'Alpone

51

What style of wine is designated to Montello DOCG

Red wine only from the Veneto based on Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cab Franc and Carmenere

52

Minimum Garganega for Soave Superiore DOCG

70%

53

Name the DOCG's for Barbera in Piedmont

-Barbera d'Asti
-Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
-Nizza (Formerly a subzone of Barbera d'Asti)

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Name the DOCG's for Dolcetto in Piedmont

-Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba
-Dogliani
-Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore

55

Subzones of Barbera d'Asti DOCG

-TInella
-Colli Astiani

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What are the aging requirements for Barbera d'Asti Superiore labeled with subzone

If a Barbera d'Asti Superiore is labelled with either subzone Tinella or Colli Astiani the age requirement is:

24 months including 6 months in wood and 6 months in bottle.

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What two grapes may be blended with Nebbiolo for Gattinara DOCG

-Uva Rara (Bonarda di Gattinara)
-Vespolina

These grapes can be added up to a max 10% but Vespolina cannot exceed 4% of the blend

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Age requirements for Gattinara/Riserva

Gattinara: 3 Years including 1 year in wood

Riserva: 4 years including 2 years in wood

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Age requirements for Ghemme/Riserva

Ghemme: 3 years including 20 months in wood and 9 months in bottle

Riserva: 4 years including 25 months in wood and 9 months in bottle

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Age requirements for Barolo/Riserva

Barolo: 38 months including 18 months in wood

Riserva: 62 months including 18 months in wood

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Aging requirements for Barbaresco/Riserva

Barbaresco: 26 months including 9 months in wood
Released after Jan 1st of the 3rd year following harvest

Riserva: 50 months with 9 months in wood.
Released after Jan 1st of the fifth year following harvest

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Communes of Production for Barbaresco

-Barbaresco
-Neive
-Treiso (Considered a frazione of Barbaresco)
-San Rocco Senodelvio (Part of Alba)

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Age requirements for Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG

37 months total including 12 months in wood and 4 months in bottle

64

Unofficial Subzones of Brunello di Montalcino

-Castelnuovo dell'Abate
-Sant'Angelo in Colle
-Torrenieri

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Age requirements for Brunello/Riserva

Brunello: 2 years in wood, 4 months in bottle; may not be released until Jan 1st of the 5th year following the harvest

Riserva: 2 years in wood, 6 months in bottle; may not be released before Jan 1st of the 6th year following the harvest

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What is the minimum % of Sangiovese for Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice

50% Sangiovese with the remainder composed of other white and red grapes local to the area

67

Subzones of Chianti DOCG

-Ruffina
-Colli Fiorentini
-Monstespertoli
-Montalbano
-Senesi
-Colli Aretini
-Colline Pisane

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Minimum % Sangiovese for Chianti DOCG

70%

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Minimum % Sangiovese for Chianti DOCG Senesi subzone

75%

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What are considered the 4 original villages of Chianti Classico

-Radda
-Gaiole
-Castelina
-Greve

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Min % Sangiovese for Chianti Classico

80%

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What is the age regiment for Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

30 Months total including at least 3 months in bottle

73

What is Alberese

Sandstone soil encountered in Chianti

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What is Galestro

Soft marl soil found in Chianti

75

Age for Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva

3 years minimum
24 months in oak
6 months in bottle

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Min % Sangiovese for Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

90%

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What was Italy's first DOC

Vernaccia di San Gimignano in 1966

78

Place the following regions in order from North to South:
-Brunello
-Morellino
-Carmignano
-Chianti Classico
-Montecucco

-Carmignano
-Chianti Classico
-Brunello
-Montecucco
-Morellino

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When was DOC introduced in Italy. What was the first DOC?

DOC was established in 1963, although Vernaccia di San Giminano was the first DOC, which was established in 1966

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When was DOCG introduced in Italy? What was the first DOCG?

DOCG was introduced along with DOC in 1963, but the first DOCG wasn't until 1980 when Brunello, Barolo, Vino Nobile and Barbaresco were all upgraded.

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What did Goria's Law establish and when was it passed.

Goria's Law was passed in 1992 and established the IGT system in Italian appellations.

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How long must a DOC be in existence before it may be promoted to DOCG level?

Five years

83

What caused the significant jump from 50 to 73 DOCG's in Italy between 2009 and 2011?

Final approval for new appellations was transferring from Rome to Brussels as part of EU reforms, so they passed through many appellations requests in a rush to fulfill them before the power shifted.

84

What is a Sori

South facing hill in Piedmont

85

What is the most planted red grape of Piedmont.

Barbera

86

Place the following grapes in order of first to last ripening

Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo (Nebbiolo normally needs about 2 weeks more than Barbera)

87

For what grape is Favorita a synonym and where

Vermentino used in Piedmont.

88

Name the 5 main communes of Barolo

Barolo
La Morra
Castiglione Falletto
Serralunga d'Alba
Monforte d'Alba

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What is the elevation range for vines in Barolo? What site exposures are explicitly prohibited?

The elevation of vines in Barolo is 170-540 meters. Vineyards with a complete northern exposure are prohibited.

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What are the two primary soils of Barolo. How do they differ and in what communes are they found?

Tortonian: More Calcareous marl encountered in Barolo and La Morra.
Serravallian (Helvetian when grouped with Langhien): Less fertile with more sandstone encountered in Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba

91

Please associate the following crus with their commune:

Rocche dell'Annunziata
Cannubi
Monvigliero
Ginestra
Bricco Boschis
Monprivato
Falletto

Rocche dell'Annunziata: La Morra
Cannubi: Barolo
Monvigliero: Verduno
Ginestra: Monforte d'Alba
Bricco Boschis: Castiglione Falletto
Monprivato: Castiglione Falletto
Falletto: Serralunga d'Alba

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What crus are shared between Barolo and La Morra

Brunate
Cerequio
Fossati

93

What cru is shared between Barolo and Novello

Ravera

94

What communes share Bussia

Barolo and Monforte, although the large majority is in Monforte.

95

Whats the maximum elevation of vines in Barbareco

550 meters

96

Who owns the vineyard Cole and where is it located

Cole is located in Barbaresco and owned by Moccagatta

97

Who owns the vineyard Martinenga and where is it located

Marchesi di Gresy located in Barbaresco

98

Associated the following crus with their commune:

Rabaja
Asili
Serraboella
Pajorè

Rabaja: Barbaresco
Asili: Barbaresco
Serraboella: Neive
Pajorè: Treiso

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Name the cru the following wines from Gaja come from

Sori Tildin/Costa Russi
San Lorenzo

Sori TIldin and Costa Russi come from Roncagliette in Barbaresco

San Lorenzo comes from Secondine in Barbaresco

100

What styles of wine are made in Roero DOCG

Still and sparkling white wine based on 95% Arneis

Still red wine based on 95% Nebbiolo

101

What river runs between Gemme and Gattinara

The Sesia River

102

Whats the age regiment for Gavi Spumante Metodo Classico

2 years total including 18 months on the lees

103

Whats the minimum RS of Erbaluce di Caluso Passito

70 g/L

104

What 3 subzones of Asti were established in 2011

Canelli
Strevi
Santa Vittoria d'Alba

105

Name the subzones of the Valle d'Asota

Arnad Montjovet
Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle
Chambave
Donnas
Enfer d'Arvier
Nus
Torrette

106

Which subzones of the Valle d'Aosta are based on Nebbiolo

Arnad Montjovet and Donnas

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Which subzones of the Valle d'Aosta make red wines based on Petit Rouge

Chambave
Enfer d'Arvier
Torrette

108

What is the grape of Valle d'Aosta Chambave Bianco?
What is the grape of Valle d'Aosta Nus Bianco?

100% Moscato Bianco for Chambave

100% Malvoisie (Pinot Grigio) for Nus

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What two red grapes constitute Valle d'Aosta Nus Rosso

Vien de Nus and Petit Rouge

110

What % of wine in Franciacorta must come from the stated vintage

85%

111

What grapes must be present for Curtefranca Bianco and Rosso

Bianco: Chardonnay

Rosso: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and/or Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon

112

At what sweetness level must Saten Franciacorta be released

Brut

113

What is the primary grape of Oltrepo Pavese DOC Bianco

Riesling, required at 60%

114

After drying, how much does the yield of Nebbiolo for Sfurzat decrease?

Nebbiolo dried for Sfurzat production yields 50% of the juice as a fresh grape.

115

What red grape other than Rossese may be produced as varietal red wine in Riviera Ligure di Ponte DOC

Grenache

116

What white grape other than Vermentino may be varietally bottled in Colli di Luni DOC?

Albarola

117

What is the primary red grape of Colli di Luni DOC? Why is this the dominant grape?

Sangiovese. This makes sense because Colli di Luni is shared between Liguria and Tuscany.

118

For what grape is Rossese a syonym?

Tibouren

119

Where would you find the subzones Costa de Sera, Costa de Campu, and Costa de Posa

CInque Terre DOC

120

What was the first white DOCG of Italy

Romagna Albana in Emilia Romagna, promoted in 1987

121

What does Amabile mean and what is the permissible range of RS

Amabile means semi sweet, the permissible RS range is 12-30 g/L

122

What is the grape of Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG

Grechetto, required at 85%. These grapes are synonyms, but much like prosecco when this appellation was created, other regions were restricted from using the name Pignoletto anymore.

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Name the Lambrusco DOC located in Lombardy

Lambrusco Mantovano DOC

124

What is the Sudtirol

Northern portion of Trentino-Alto Adige, AKA Alto Adige.

125

What is the parentage of Kerner

RieslingXSchiava

126

What is Kretzer

Rosé wine from Trentino-Alto Adige. In Trentino, the wine can be made from any Enantio, Schiava, Lagrien, or Teroldego. Must contain 2 of these grapes at least, but no single grape can be more than 70%.

In Alto Adige, the wine is made from Merlot, Lagrein and Pinot Noir and can be varietally labelled if a grape is present at 85%

127

What is the grape of Trentino DOC Vin Santo

Nosiola required at 85%

128

Where would you find the subzones Sorni, Isera, Ziresi, and Castel Beseno

These are all subzones of Trentino DOC

129

What is the grape of Santa Maddalena within Alto Adige?

Schiava, required at 85%

130

What is Klausner Laitacher

Red wine from the Valle Isarco subzone in Alto Adige made from Schiava, Portugieser, Lagrein, and Pinot Nero.

131

Name two synonyms for Schiava

Trollinger
Vernatsch

132

Where do you find the communes Mezzolombardo and Mezzocorona

Within the Teroldego Rotaliano DOC