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1

What is the mountain chain that runs the length of the Italian peninsula?

Apennines

2

The northern border of Italy is formed by the ____ which creates a barrier.

Alps

3

How many administrative areas are there in Italy?

20

4

Which Italian island has more vineyards?

Sicily

5

What 2 Italian varieties can now be found throughout the world?

Sangiovese and Barbera

6

How many grape varieties are allowed in Italy? with subvarieties?

around 400; 200,000 subvarieties

7

Italy's most ubiquitous white grape variety is ____ known as _______ in France.

Trebbiano; Ugni Blanc

8

Trebbiano covers ______ acres in Italy.

200,000 acres

9

What is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy?

Sangeovese

10

What grape is known primarily as the grape of Tuscany?

Sangeovese

11

Who deliniated the areas of production for Chianti?

The Grand Duchy of Tuscany

12

What is the lowest catagory of Italian wine?

vino/vini varietali

13

Vino/vini varietali accounts for _____% of Italian wine production?

40%

14

The early outstanding, limited production wines from Tuscany that didn't follow DOC restrictions were called

Super Tuscans

15

As a result of Super Tuscans, IGT wine catagory was created in what year?

1992

16

Italy's DOC stands for

Denominazione de Origine Controllata

17

Italy's IGT stands for

Indicazione Geografica Tipica

18

Italy's DOCG stands for

Denominazione de Origine Controllata e Garantita

19

When was Italy's DOCG created?

1963

20

What was the first DOCG wine awarded in Italy and what year?

Brunello di Montalicino, 1980

21

DOC/DOCG account for _____ of all Italian wine production.

1/3rd

22

How many DOCs are there in Italy?

333

23

How Many DOCGs are there in Italy?

74

24

The Italian term applied to wines that has a specific higher alcohol by volume than required is

Superiore

25

The Italian term applied to wines to indicate they are from a central or historic area is

Classico

26

The Italian term applied to wines that have been aged for a longer minimum period of time than regular wines is

Riserva

27

What Italian region has the most DOC/DOCG's?

Venito

28

What Italian river forms the south boundry of the Veneto?

The Poe

29

What are two other rivers other than the Poe that are important in Italy's Veneto area?

Adige and Piave

30

What lake on the western side of Veneto moderates temperatures?

Lake Garda

31

What are the primary red grapes of Veneto?

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara

32

What is the grape used in Veneto for sparkling wines?

Glera

33

Prosecco is made using what grape?

Glera

34

The Italian grape Glera used to be known as

Prosecco

35

The Veneto is noted for it's dried grape wines produced by the ______ process.

Appassimento

36

The appassimento method produces a sweet Italian wine called

recioto

37

Italy's Amarone wines come what DOC?

Valpolicella DOC

38

Italy's Valpolicella is known for producing what sweet wine?

Amarone

39

Recioto alcohol level is around _____%

12%

40

Amarone alcohol level is around ____ to ____%

15-16%

41

Amarone DOCG requires ____% alcohol with ___ minimum months in barrel.

14% alcohol, 20 months in barrel

42

Amarone is fermented completely

dry

43

What are the two most well known sweet DOCGs in Valpolicella?

Amarone DOCG and Recioto della Valpolicella

44

Prosecco must be made from a minimum of _____% of Glera

85%

45

The preeiminent still white wines from Veneto are from what DOC?

Soave

46

Soave DOC main grape is

Garganega

47

Trebbiano de Soave is also known as

Verdiccihio

48

Trentino-Alto Adige is known in German as

Sudtirol

49

What are the 3 primary DOCs in Trentino-Alto Adige?

Trentino, Alto Adige and Valdadige

50

Collio Gorizano DOC is found in what region of Italy?

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

51

Piedmont's most famous grape is the tannic, high acid

nebbiolo

52

The grape Barbera is well known in what area in Italy?

Piedmont

53

Barbaresco DOCG and Barolo DOCG require ____ % of what grape?

100% nebbiolo

54

Barolo DOCG requires a minimum of ____ months aging.

38

55

Asti DOCG is found in what Italian region?

Piedmont

56

Asti DOCG is a fully sparkling wine made from ___% of what grape?

100% moscato

57

Asti DOCGs fully sparkling wine is known as

spumante

58

What DOCG in Veneto is approved only for reds based on the indiginous grape Raboso?

Piave Malanotte DOCG

59

What DOCG in Veneto is approved only for whites using only the Fruilano grape?

Lison DOCG

60

Italian IGT wines account for ____ % of all Veneto production?

80%

61

Trentino-Alto Adige's border touches what country?

Austria

62

What is the appellation on Trentino AA known for its traditional method sparkling wine?

Trent DOC

63

Collio Goriziano DOC is found in what region of Italy?

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

64

Ramondolo DOCG produces what style wine from where and what grape?

Sweet whites from Friuli -VG from the Verduzzo grape.

65

A sweet white wine from Fruili comes from what DOCG and from what grape?

Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit from the picolit grape.

66

The Langhe and Monferrato hills are ideal for grapes in what region of Italy?

Piedmont

67

Barolo DOCG riserva wines must be aged for _____ months.

62

68

Barbaresco DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of ____ months and ____ for the riserva.

26 and 50 months

69

Barbera d'Asti DOCG is located in what region in Italy?

Piedmont

70

Roero DOCG is located in what area of Italy?

Piedmont

71

Gattinara and Ghemme DOCGs are located in what part of Italy?

Piedmont

72

A crisp, floral white wine made from the Cortese grape grown in Piedmont is from what DOCG?

Gavi DOCG

73

A unique sweet red sparkling wine made from the Brachetto grape is from what DOCG in what region?

Acqui DOCG or Brachetto d'Acqui, Piedmont

74

Nebiollo is known as ______ in Lombardy.

Chiavennasca

75

Lombardy is known for the sparkling wines of what DOCG?

Franciacorta

76

Vintage dated Franciacorta must be aged on the lees for ___ months.

30 months

77

Riserva Franciacorta requires ____ months of ageing on lees.

60

78

Valtellina is located in what region of Italy?

Lombardy

79

Sforzato di Valtellina is made with ____% of ______.

90% of Chiavennasca

80

What passito style wine comes from Lombardy?

Sforzato di Valtellina