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1

Name the DOC(G)s in Northwest Italy that make wine from the Nebbiolo grape?

Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Ghemme (spanna grape), Langhe, Roero, Valtelina Superiore (Chiavennasca grape)

2

What are the districts of Barolo DOCG?

Verduno, La Morra, Barolo, Novello, Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d'Alba, Serralunga d'Alba,

3

What is the grape of Prosecco?

Glera

4

What inland lake is near the heart of Valpolicella?

Garda (Lago di Garda)

5

What river runs through the heart of Piemonte?

Po River

6

What is the grape of Gavi?

Cortese

7

What is the grape of Roero?

Arneis

8

In what larger region can Valpolicella, Bardolino, and Prosecco (mostly) be found?

Veneto

9

What is Italy's premier, traditional method sparkling wine region?

Franciacorta

10

What grapes are permitted in the production of Franciacorta?

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco

11

What are the grapes used in a Valpolicella blend?

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

12

What river has banks along the villages of Alba, Asti, and Alessandria?

Tanaro River

13

What are the aging requirements of Barolo DOCG? Riserva?

38 months, 18 months in barrel
Riserva = 62 months, 18 in barrel

14

What are the aging requirements of Barbaresco? Riserva?

26 months, 9 months in barrel
Riserva = 50 months, 9 months in barrel

15

What are the important red grapes of Piemonte wine?

Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Brachetto, Grignolino, Freisa, Bonarda, Vespolina

16

Trebbiano is a Italian synonym for which grape?

Ugni Blanc

17

Vin Santo

"Holy wine"
high alcohol, honey and almond-toned dessert wine made from appassimento dried grapes. may be dry or sweet.

18

Bolgheri is within a larger coastal zone known as?

Maremma

19

What is the minimum amount of Sangiovese required in Chianti? Chianti Classico?

70%... 80%

20

What is the name(s) for the Sangiovese clone grown in and around the village of Montalcino?

Sangiovese Grosso, Brunello