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1

Brunello is aged for a minimum of:

And cannot be released until:

2 years is cask and 4 months in bottle. Riserva Brunello is 2 years cask and 6 months bottle.

Normale cannot be released until Jan 1 of 5th year and Riserva the 6th year.

2

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is aged for a minimum of:

2 years and at least one of those years in wood.

Riserva wines are aged for at least three years.

3

Aglianico del Vulture Superiore DOCG aging requirements:

Must show a minimum alcohol content of 13.5% and undergo three years of aging, including one in wood.

If aged for a minimum five years, including two in wood, the wine may be labeled riserva.

4

Taurasi aging requirements:

minimum of three years prior to release, with one year in wood.

The aging requirement increases to four years—and eighteen months in wood—for riserva wines.

5

Barolo aging requirements:

Normale: at least 38 months of which only 18 months in cask

Riserva: aged at least 62 months

6

Barbaresco aging requirements:

Normale: 2 years (9 months in cask)

Riserva: aged at least 4 years

7

Roero DOCG aging requirements:

Normale: 20 months (6 months in wood)

Riserva: 32 months (6 months in wood)

8

Gattinara aging requirements:

Normale: min 35 months (2 years in wood)

Riserva: min 47 months (3 years in wood)

9

Ghemme aging requirements:

Normale: minimum 34 months, including a minimum 18 months in wood and 6 months in bottle

Riserva: minimum 46 months, including a minimum 24 months in wood and 6 months in bottle

10

Minimum abv for Chianti Classico is:
Chianti DOCG is:
Riserva wines must be aged for:

Gran Selezione must be aged for:

_________ is often the wood vessel of choice for aging riserva Chianti Classico.

Min abv CC is 12%
Min abv Chianti is 11.5%
- both wines must be aged 1 year prior to release
- Riserva wines must be aged minimum 2 years AND have an abv of at least 12.5%

Gran Selezzione introduced 2013 and must be aged at least 3 months prior to release.

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Amarone aging requirements:

Normale: min 2 years

Riserva: min 4 years

12

Maximum RS for Amarone

12g

13

Minimum abv Amarone

14% (harvested at 11%, dried to achieve 14%)

14

Franciacorta grape mins/max:

Franciacorta: PN and CH, max 50% PB. Minimum 18 months on the lees from February 1 of the year following the harvest, 25 months total from the date of harvest.

Satèn: CH with max 50% PB. Minimum 24 months on the lees from February 1 of the year following the harvest, 31 months total from the date of harvest. Both styles may also be Millesimato or Riserva.

Millesimato: Minimum 30 months on the lees from February 1 of the year following the harvest, 37 months total from the date of harvest

Riserva: Minimum 60 months on the lees from February 1 of the year following the harvest, 67 months total from the date of harvest

15

Franciacorta Satèn is _____ only and the maximum RS is ____g.

Brut, 20g prior to tirage.

16

What are the grapes of Liguria?

Pigato (Vermentino)
Bosco
Rossese

17

Are there any DOCGs in Liguria?

No, only DOCs

18

What are the DOCs to know in Liguria?

Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC
Cinque Terre DOC (Bosco)

19

What are the 2 DOCGs in Emilia-Romagna?

Albana di Romagna DOCG
Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG (Grechetto)

20

What are the 3 DOCs of Lambrusco?

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Lambrusco di Sorbara
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce

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Where is Lambrusco Montovano DOC?

In Lombardy!