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1

What is the capital of Lombardy?

Milan

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What is Lombardy's most important DOCG?

Franciacorta

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What are the still wines of Franciacorta DOCG released as?

-Curtefranca DOC (formerly Terre di Franciacorta)
-Sebino IGT

4

Who is Guido Berlucci?

He released the first modern sparkling wine of Franciacorta in the 1960s.

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Who is Mauricio Zanella?

Founder of Ca'del Bosco

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What is the prestige cuvee of Ca'del Bosco?

Annamaria Clementi

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In what year did Franciacorta earn its DOCG status?

1995
-traditional method
-secondary fermentation
-autolysis

8

What is the maximum percentage of Pinot Bianco allowed in Franciacorta?

50% in addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Nero

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What are the aging requirements for N/V Franciacorta?

-minimum 18 months maturing on the lees
-may not be released until 25 months after harvest

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What does Sáten indicate on a Franciacorta label?

-must include only white grapes
-bottled at less than 5 atmospheres

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What is the minimum percentage of Pinot Nero required in Franciacorta Rosé?

minimum 25%

12

True or False:
Franciacorta Rose is produced by blending not by the saignée method.

True

13

What is the aging requirement for millesemato Franciacorta?

minimum 37 months with minimum 30 months on lees

14

What is the percentage of grapes in vintage Franciacorta that is required to be harvested in the stated year?

85%

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What are the requirements of Riserva Franciacorta?

minimum 67 months with minimum 60 months of lees

16

What determines the final sweetness level of Franciaorta?

the dosato (dosage)

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True or False:
Sáten Franciacorta is exclusively brut in style.

True

18

Other than Franciacorta, what is another traditional method sparkling wine DOCG of Lombardy?

Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG

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What is the main grape varietal of Otrepo Pavese DOCG?

Pinot Nero
-min 70%

20

If labeled Pinot Nero, what is the minimum percentage of Pinot Nero in the wine in Otrepo Pavese DOCG

85%

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What is the aging requirement for vintage Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG?

2 years on lees

22

What is the aging requirement for N/V Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG

15 months on lees

23

What is Lombardy's most important zone for red wine?

Valtellina DOC

24

What is Chiavennasca?

Synonym for Nebbiolo in Valtellina

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What are the 2 DOCG zones located within the Valtellina DOC?

-Valtellina Superiore DOCG
-Sfozato di Valtellina DOCG

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What are the 5 subzones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG?

Valgella
Inferno
Grumello
Sassella
Maroggia

27

If bottled in Switzerland, what are the Valtellina Superiore wines labeledas?

Stagafassli

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What are the aging requirements for Valtellina Superiore?

24 months (12 months in cask)
3 years for Riserva

29

Describe the Sforzato style.

-Similar to recioto
-Nebbiolo grapes are dried prior to fermentation

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What are the aging requirements and min. abv for Sforzato di Valtellina?

-aged at least 2 years
-dry
-minimum 14% alcohol

31

Where is the Moscato di Scanzo DOCG located?

-surrounds the town of Bergamo to the west of Franciacorta
-sweet passito red wines from a red Moscato grape

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What is the aging requirement of Moscato di Scanzo DOCG?

min. 2 years
-may not be aged in wood

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What is a "futura"?

a slender 500ml bottle that Moscato di Scanzo is often bottled in
(same as Inniskillin ice wine)