Franciacorta DOCG wines are always sparkling - no still wines allowed under that DOCG. True or False?
Still wines from the Franciacorta DOCG are labeled as:
Curtefranca (formerly Terre di Franciacorta) DOC or Sebino IGT
Name a famous Franciacorta producer.
Ca'del Bosco, whose prestige cuvée is Annamaria Clementi.
Franciacorta was bumped to DOCG status in:
Which 3 grapes are permitted for Franciacorta?
Chardonnay, Pinot Nero (Noir), and a maximum 50% Pinot Bianco.
Non-vintage Franciacorta DOCG wines must spend a minimum __ months maturing on the lees and may not be released until __ months after the harvest.
18 months sur lie, 25 months after harvest
What does Satèn mean?
The wine must include only white grapes and be bottled at
Franciacorta Rosé requires a minimum __% ___ ___ grapes and is produced by blending rather than the saignée method.
25% Pinot Nero - 24 mos sur lie, 31 mos after harvest
Vintage (millesimato) Franciacorta may not be released for a minimum __ months, and requires only __% of the grapes to be harvested in the stated year.
37 months 85% from stated year - 30 mos sur lie, 37 mos after harvest
Vintage Franciacorta may be labeled Riserva if it ages a minimum:
60 mos sur lie and is released after 67 months.
What's the other DOCG in Lombardy that makes sparkling wine?
Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG
Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG is based on which grape?
Pinot Nero. It must be at least 70% of the blend; if the blend is at least 85% PN it can be labeled varietally.
Non-vintage Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico must be aged ___ and vintage must be aged ___.
NV: 15 months sur lie Vintage: 2 years sur lie
Oltrepò Pavese DOC wines are what?
Lombardy's most important zone for red wines is:
Nebbiolo is AKA what in Valtellina?
What are the two DOCG zones in Valtellina?
Valtellina Superiore DOCG Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG
What are the 5 subzones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG?
Valgella Inferno Grumello Sassella Maroggia
What does Stagafassli mean on a wine label?
If it was bottled in a neighboring territory in Switzerland.
What are the aging requirements for Valtellina Superiore DOCG?
Normale - 24 months (12 in cask) Riserva - 3 years prior to release
How is Sforzato made?
Nebbiolo grapes that are dried prior to fermentation, and the wine is aged for at least two years, is dry in character, and has a minimum 14% alcohol content.
What is the DOCG in Lombardy that produces sweet red pastil wines from the red Moscato grape?
Moscato di Scanzo DOCG. They must be aged a minimum of 2 years NOT in wood. They're usually bottled in 500mL futura bottles (like the Inniskillin bottle).
Vintage Franciacorta requires only __% of the grapes to be harvested in the stated year.
What DOCG in Lombardy produces sweet passito red wines? From what grape is it made?
Moscato di Scanzo DOCG
- aged 2 years NOT in wood
- bottled in futura (500mL Inniskillin bottle)
- min 17% abv, RS 50-100 g/L
What are the 5 DOCGs of Lombardy?
Oltrepó Pavese Método Classico
Moscato di Scanzo