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1

Name the subzones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG.

Inferno
Grumello
Sassella
Valgella
Maroggia

2

Minimum ageing for Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG.

Barolo:
Rosso - 38 months (18 months in barrel)
Riserva - 62 months (18 months in barrel)
Barbaresco:
Rosso - 26 months (9 months in barrel)
Riserva - 50 months (9 months in barrel)

3

Name the four DOCG's of Campania.

Fiano di Avellino
Greco di Tufo
Taurasi
Aglianico del Taburno

4

Name the two main soil types found in Chianti Classico.

Albarese
Galestro

5

Name the subzones of Amarone della Valpolicela DOCG.

Classico
Valpantena
(Est)

6

Name the DOCG's for Prosecco.

Asolo
Valdobbiadene
Conegliano

7

Name the first DOCG of Sardinia.

Vermentino di Gallura

8

Name the subzones of Soave DOC.

Classico
Colli Scaligieri

9

First bottled and marketed vintage of Sassicaia.

1968

10

First vintage of Masseto.

1987 (but was released in 1986 as simply Merlot)

11

What variety is used for Nizza DOCG?

Barbera

12

Main red grape variety used in Ciro DOC.

Gaglioppo

13

Grecanico Dorato is a white grape variety grown in Sicily and DNA profiling showed that it is the ...

Garganega (Veneto)

14

Grape varieties allowed on Ghemme DOCG.

Nebbiolo (mnm 85%)
Uva Rara and Vespolina (max 15%)

15

Ageing requirements for Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Rosso - 4 years (2 years in barrel)
Riserva - 5 years (2 years in barrel & 6 months in bottle)

16

When was Amarone della Valpolicella became a DOCG?

2010

17

Ageing requirements for Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG.

Rosso - 2 years
Riserva - 4 years

18

Parents of Grillo.

Catarrato and Muscat of Alexandria

19

What is Monica?

Red grape variety found in Sardegna

20

Name the best communes of Barolo DOCG.

Serralunga d' Alba
Manforte d' Alba
Castiglione Falletto
La Morra

21

Name the three communes of Barbaresco DOCG.

Barbaresco
Neive
Treiso

22

Name a few top vineyards of Barolo DOCG.

Cannubi
Brunate
Cerequio
Monprivato
Parafada
Parussi

23

Grape varieties allowed in Conero DOCG.

Montepulciano (mnm 85%)
Sangiovese (max 15%)

24

Parents of Grillo.

Catarrato and Muscat of Alexandria

25

Grape varieties allowed in the production of Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG.

Pinot Nero (70% mnm)
Chardonnay
Pinot Bianco
Pinot Grigio

26

Umbrian name for Trebbiano Toscano.

Procanico

27

Synonym of Nebbiolo in Valtellina.

Chiavennasca

28

Lacrima Christi is produced in what DOC? What province is this located in?

Vesuvio DOC
Campania

29

Who is responsible for making the first Marsala? When and where?

John Woodhouse
1773
Sicily

30

If Valtellina Superiore wines are bottled in the neighboring territory of Switzerland what is the label term used?

Stagafassli

31

What does "Sori" mean in northern Italy?

Prized vineyards with southern exposure

32

What DOCG is said to produced the most quintessential expression of Barbera?

Barbera d'Asti

33

What is the major red grape of Basilicata and the DOCG here dedicated to it?

Aglianico
Aglianico del Vulture Superiore

34

Antinori produced two major Super-Tuscan wines following Sassicaia, when was this, and who was the person behind it? What grapes?

1971 Tignanello (85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc)

1978 Solaia (80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Cabernet Franc)

Piero Antinori

35

What are the grape requirements for Cesanese del Piglio?

Minimum 90% combined Cesanese di Affile and/or Cesanese comune

36

Name five of the best Barolo and Barbaresco crus.

Barolo: Cannubi, Brunate, Monprivato, Bricco Fiasco, Bricco Boschis, Bussia
Barbaresco: Rabaja, Pajè, Asili, Pora, Pajorè

37

What is the name of the bottle that Chianti was traditionally served in?

Fiasco

38

What style of wine is Sannio DOC? What is the grape used?

Sweet Passito wines
Falanghina

39

Still wines produced within the boundaries of Franciacorta may be released as which DOC?

Curtefranca

40

Major grape(s) of Frascati Superiore?

Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio (minimum 70%)

41

Synonym for Vermentino in Piedmont.

Favorita

42

Prestige cuvee of Ca'Del Bosco.

Annamaria Clementi

43

Italian word for "vintage" when referring to Franciacorta?

Millesimato

44

Minimum age requirements for Amarone della Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva?

2 years
4 years

45

Italian name for botrytis?

Muffa Nobile

46

When was Marsala discovered and by whom?

John Woodhouse
1773

47

Premier appellation of Schiava varietal wines?

Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalener)

48

Ageing requirements for Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Riserva?

4 years (2 in bottle and 2 in barrels)

49

Ageing requirements for Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico NV and Vintage.

NV: 15 months on lees
Vintage: 24 months on lees

50

Name of the former subzone of Barbera d'Asti that was recently approved as DOCG in 2014.

Nizza

51

Name of the mountain range that runs north-south through Italy.

Apennine Mountains

52

Name three producers in Barolo that are considered traditional and three modern.

Traditional: Giacomo Conterno, Giuseppe Rinaldi, Bartolo Mascarello
Modern: Paolo Scavino. Elio Altare, Luciano Sandrone

53

Which region of Italy is home to Lambrusco?

Emilia-Romagna

54

Name the two DOCGs of Umbria and the year(s) of establishment.

Montefalco Sagrantino (1992)
Torgiano Rosso Riserva (1990)

55

Which DOCG produces the most potent style of Dolcetto? What are the other DOCGs dedicated to producing wines form Dolcetto?

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore (most potent)
Dogliani
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba/Diano d'Alba

56

Name the five DOCGs of Lombardia and their years of establishment.

Franciacorta (1995)
Scanzo/Moscato di Scanzo (2009)
Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico (2007)
Sforzato di Valtellina/Sfurzat di Valtellina (2003)
Valtellina Superiore (1998)

57

What is Barolo Chinato?

Aromatized digestif wine, flavoured with quinine

58

Orvieto DOC is shared between what two provinces?

Umbria and Lazio

59

Name the only DOCG of Basilicata and the year of establishment.

Aglianico del Vulture Superiore
2010

60

Major grape of the Donnas region of Valle d'Aosta?

Picotendro (Nebbiolo)

61

Producer responsible for the creation of the Brunello style.

Biondi-Santi

62

Major red grape of Calabria.

Gaglioppo

63

What is the name of the only DOC monopole in Italy and what are it's grape requirements?

Bolgheri Sassicaia
Minimum 80% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 20% maximum other grapes of Tuscany

64

Name Italy's first white wine DOCG.

Romagna Albagna (1987)

65

Name the only DOCG in Sicily.

Cerasuolo Di Vittoria

66

Name the four 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 Naturale

67

Nero di Troia is a local grape of Puglia. Name a synonym of this variety.

Uva di Troia

68

What is Susumaniello?

Red grape of Puglia

69

Most iconic producer of Barolo Chinato DOCG.

Cappellano

70

Name the only DOCG of Italy that Erbaluce grape is exclusively used, producing the best examples of this variety.

Erbaluce di Caluso/Caluso DOCG

71

Name the grape variety used in Ramandolo DOCG.

Verduzzo Friulano

72

In which DOC of Italy do we find the rare white grape Vitovska (Vitouska)?

Carso/Carso-Kras DOC (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

73

Main white grape variety used in Ciro DOC.

Greco Bianco

74

In which region of Italy is Offida DOCG located and name the three main grape varieties used in its wines.

Marche
Passerina / Pecorino / Montepulciano

75

Synonym of Trebbiano di Soave.

Verdicchio

76

Main grape variety used in Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano DOCG.

Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) [minimum 70%]

77

Name the three DOCG's of Lazio.

Cannellino di Frascati
Cesanese del Piglio/Piglio
Frascati Superiore

78

Minimum ageing of a Marsala Vergine Stravecchio.

10 years (including 9 years and 8 months in barrel)

79

Name the three sweetness levels of Marsala.

Secco - maximum 40 gr./lt.
Semisecco - 40 to 100 gr./lt.
Dolce - minimum 100 gr./lt.

80

Synonym of Nero d'Avola.

Calabrese

81

Name the subzones of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC.

Alto Tirino
Casauria (Terre di Casauria)
Teate
Terre dei Peligni
Terre dei Vestini

82

Grape and ageing requirements for Conero DOCG.

Montepulciano (minimum 85%) / Sangiovese (maximum 15%)

2 years minimum ageing

83

Name the second grape variety that is allowed to be used in Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC.

Bombino Bianco

84

Local synonym of Trebbiano Toscano in Orvieto DOC.

Procanico

85

Maximum vineyard elevetion of Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG.

Barolo DOCG: 540 m.
Barbaresco DOCG: 550 m.

86

Name the subzones of Asti DOCG.

Canelli
Santa Vittoria d'Alba
Strevi

87

Moscato d'Asti cannot exceed ........... atmospheres of pressure.

2,5 atm

88

Alternative name of Charmat method (Cuve clos) in Asti DOCG.

Martinotti method

89

Minimum and maximum level of alcohol for Moscato d'Asti.

4,5 - 6,5

90

Ageing requirements for Franciacorta DOCG.

Spumante - minimum 18 months on the lees
Rose and Saten - minimum 24months on the lees
Millesimato - minimum 30 months on the lees
Riserva - minimum 60 months on the lees

91

What is Nieddera?

Promising Sardinian red grape variety

92

Main grape variety used in Fara DOC.

50-70% Nebbiolo (Spanna)

93

Which grape is widely used in the wines of Caluso?

Erbaluce

94

Most famous and most highly prized wine of Italy in the Roman period.

Falernian (Falernum)

95

When was the Prosecco grape officially renamed to Glera?

2009

96

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba DOC. In which region of Italy is it located and which is the grape that must be at least 85% of the wine?

Marche
Lacrima

97

Sangiovese Grosso's official registered name.

BBS 11

98

When did Malta introduce its DOK and IGT production protocols?

2007

99

Which winery of Malta is owned by Antinori?

Meridiana

100

Minimum ageing requirements for Cialla Riserva Colli Orientally Del Friuli Picolit DOCG.

48 months

101

Synonym of Puglia's Verdeca in Greece.

Lagorthi

102

What is the grape used in the production of Blanc de Morgex?

Prie

103

Minimum ageing of Taurasi DOCG.

Rosso: 36 months (including 12 months in barrel)
Riserva: 48 months (including 24months in barrel)

104

Name the two different clones of the Cesanese grape found in Lazio.

Cesanese d'Affile
Cesanese Comune

105

Most widely planted Lambrusco variety.

Lambrusco Salamino

106

What are the DOCG of Abruzzo and name the year of establishment.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane
2003

107

What is the name of the most noteworthy cru in Valdobbiadene Prosecco?

Cartizze

108

What is the name of the DOCG in Veneto that is produced exclusively from 100% Garganega?

Recioto di Gambelara

109

Name the Italian white grape variety that has been long grown intermingled with Coda di Volpe in the Vesuvio DOC, and have been confused with one another or considered to be the same.

Caprettone

110

What style of wines does Castel del Monte Bombino Nero DOCG produces?

Dry rosato wines

111

Name other allowed grape varieties (except Glera) used in the production of Asolo Prosecco DOCG sparkling wines.

Bianchetta Trevigiana
Chardonnay
Perera
Pinot Bianco
Pinot Grigio
Pinot Nero
Verdiso

112

In which DOCG of Italy's labels may we come across the term "Apianum"?

Fiano di Avellino

113

Name four non-international white grape varieties grown in Piedmont.

Cortese
Arneis
Erbaluce
Favorita (Vermentino)

114

Name the allowed grape varieties of the white still wines of Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto DOCG.

Grechetto Gentile (Grechetto di Tori or Alionzina)
Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine - maximum 15%)

115

Maximum vineyard elevation for Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG.

Barolo: 540 m.
Barbaresco: 550 m.

116

Name the allowed grape varieties for Marsala DOC Ambra and Oro.

Ansonica (Inzolia)
Catarratto
Damaschino
Grillo

117

Where is Mastroberardino located?

Taurasi, Campania, Italy

118

Minimum ageing requirements of Bolgheri-Sassicaia.

2 years, including 18months in barrel

119

What is Nieddera?

Promising Sardinian red grape variety

120

Allowed grape varieties in Soave wines.

70% minimum Garganega
30% maximum Trebbiano di Soave (Verdicchio) and/or Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon Blanc

121

When did Brachetto d'Acqui became a DOCG?

1996

122

Minimum allowed alcohol for Braccheto d'Acqui Spumante DOCG.

6%

123

Name the estate that attracted international attention and helped to save Lessona DOC from extinction.

Villa Sperino

124

What are the two major red grapes of Campania?

Aglianico (most important) and Piedirosso

125

What style of wine is made in Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG and what are the grape requiremets?

Sparkling red wines secco or dulce
85% minimum Vernaccia Nera (40% of the grapes must be dried on or off the vine)

126

What is the name of the DOCG in Veneto that is produced exclusively from 100% Garganega?

Recioto di Gambelara

127

What is the name of the most noteworthy cru in Valdobbiadene Prosecco?

Cartizze

128

What are the DOCG of Abruzzo and name the year of establishment?

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane
2003

129

Which AVA in the Sierra Foothills is known for having some of the highest vineyards in California?

El Dorado AVA