Flashcards in Italy Deck (80):
What is the mountain chain that runs the length of the Italian peninsula?
The northern border of Italy is formed by the ____ which creates a barrier.
How many administrative areas are there in Italy?
Which Italian island has more vineyards?
What 2 Italian varieties can now be found throughout the world?
Sangiovese and Barbera
How many grape varieties are allowed in Italy? with subvarieties?
around 400; 200,000 subvarieties
Italy's most ubiquitous white grape variety is ____ known as _______ in France.
Trebbiano; Ugni Blanc
Trebbiano covers ______ acres in Italy.
What is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy?
What grape is known primarily as the grape of Tuscany?
Who deliniated the areas of production for Chianti?
The Grand Duchy of Tuscany
What is the lowest catagory of Italian wine?
Vino/vini varietali accounts for _____% of Italian wine production?
The early outstanding, limited production wines from Tuscany that didn't follow DOC restrictions were called
As a result of Super Tuscans, IGT wine catagory was created in what year?
Italy's DOC stands for
Denominazione de Origine Controllata
Italy's IGT stands for
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Italy's DOCG stands for
Denominazione de Origine Controllata e Garantita
When was Italy's DOCG created?
What was the first DOCG wine awarded in Italy and what year?
Brunello di Montalicino, 1980
DOC/DOCG account for _____ of all Italian wine production.
How many DOCs are there in Italy?
How Many DOCGs are there in Italy?
The Italian term applied to wines that has a specific higher alcohol by volume than required is
The Italian term applied to wines to indicate they are from a central or historic area is
The Italian term applied to wines that have been aged for a longer minimum period of time than regular wines is
What Italian region has the most DOC/DOCG's?
What Italian river forms the south boundry of the Veneto?
What are two other rivers other than the Poe that are important in Italy's Veneto area?
Adige and Piave
What lake on the western side of Veneto moderates temperatures?
What are the primary red grapes of Veneto?
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
What is the grape used in Veneto for sparkling wines?
Prosecco is made using what grape?
The Italian grape Glera used to be known as
The Veneto is noted for it's dried grape wines produced by the ______ process.
The appassimento method produces a sweet Italian wine called
Italy's Amarone wines come what DOC?
Italy's Valpolicella is known for producing what sweet wine?
Recioto alcohol level is around _____%
Amarone alcohol level is around ____ to ____%
Amarone DOCG requires ____% alcohol with ___ minimum months in barrel.
14% alcohol, 20 months in barrel
Amarone is fermented completely
What are the two most well known sweet DOCGs in Valpolicella?
Amarone DOCG and Recioto della Valpolicella
Prosecco must be made from a minimum of _____% of Glera
The preeiminent still white wines from Veneto are from what DOC?
Soave DOC main grape is
Trebbiano de Soave is also known as
Trentino-Alto Adige is known in German as
What are the 3 primary DOCs in Trentino-Alto Adige?
Trentino, Alto Adige and Valdadige
Collio Gorizano DOC is found in what region of Italy?
Piedmont's most famous grape is the tannic, high acid
The grape Barbera is well known in what area in Italy?
Barbaresco DOCG and Barolo DOCG require ____ % of what grape?
Barolo DOCG requires a minimum of ____ months aging.
Asti DOCG is found in what Italian region?
Asti DOCG is a fully sparkling wine made from ___% of what grape?
Asti DOCGs fully sparkling wine is known as
What DOCG in Veneto is approved only for reds based on the indiginous grape Raboso?
Piave Malanotte DOCG
What DOCG in Veneto is approved only for whites using only the Fruilano grape?
Italian IGT wines account for ____ % of all Veneto production?
Trentino-Alto Adige's border touches what country?
What is the appellation on Trentino AA known for its traditional method sparkling wine?
Collio Goriziano DOC is found in what region of Italy?
Ramondolo DOCG produces what style wine from where and what grape?
Sweet whites from Friuli -VG from the Verduzzo grape.
A sweet white wine from Fruili comes from what DOCG and from what grape?
Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit from the picolit grape.
The Langhe and Monferrato hills are ideal for grapes in what region of Italy?
Barolo DOCG riserva wines must be aged for _____ months.
Barbaresco DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of ____ months and ____ for the riserva.
26 and 50 months
Barbera d'Asti DOCG is located in what region in Italy?
Roero DOCG is located in what area of Italy?
Gattinara and Ghemme DOCGs are located in what part of Italy?
A crisp, floral white wine made from the Cortese grape grown in Piedmont is from what DOCG?
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
Nebiollo is known as ______ in Lombardy.
Lombardy is known for the sparkling wines of what DOCG?
Vintage dated Franciacorta must be aged on the lees for ___ months.
Riserva Franciacorta requires ____ months of ageing on lees.
Valtellina is located in what region of Italy?
Sforzato di Valtellina is made with ____% of ______.
90% of Chiavennasca