Flashcards in Lombardy Deck (33):
What is the capital of Lombardy?
What is Lombardy's most important DOCG?
What are the still wines of Franciacorta DOCG released as?
-Curtefranca DOC (formerly Terre di Franciacorta)
Who is Guido Berlucci?
He released the first modern sparkling wine of Franciacorta in the 1960s.
Who is Mauricio Zanella?
Founder of Ca'del Bosco
What is the prestige cuvee of Ca'del Bosco?
In what year did Franciacorta earn its DOCG status?
What is the maximum percentage of Pinot Bianco allowed in Franciacorta?
50% in addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Nero
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
What does Sáten indicate on a Franciacorta label?
-must include only white grapes
-bottled at less than 5 atmospheres
What is the minimum percentage of Pinot Nero required in Franciacorta Rosé?
True or False:
Franciacorta Rose is produced by blending not by the saignée method.
What is the aging requirement for millesemato Franciacorta?
minimum 37 months with minimum 30 months on lees
What is the percentage of grapes in vintage Franciacorta that is required to be harvested in the stated year?
What are the requirements of Riserva Franciacorta?
minimum 67 months with minimum 60 months of lees
What determines the final sweetness level of Franciaorta?
the dosato (dosage)
True or False:
Sáten Franciacorta is exclusively brut in style.
Other than Franciacorta, what is another traditional method sparkling wine DOCG of Lombardy?
Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG
What is the main grape varietal of Otrepo Pavese DOCG?
If labeled Pinot Nero, what is the minimum percentage of Pinot Nero in the wine in Otrepo Pavese DOCG
What is the aging requirement for vintage Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG?
2 years on lees
What is the aging requirement for N/V Otrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG
15 months on lees
What is Lombardy's most important zone for red wine?
What is Chiavennasca?
Synonym for Nebbiolo in Valtellina
What are the 2 DOCG zones located within the Valtellina DOC?
-Valtellina Superiore DOCG
-Sfozato di Valtellina DOCG
What are the 5 subzones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG?
If bottled in Switzerland, what are the Valtellina Superiore wines labeledas?
What are the aging requirements for Valtellina Superiore?
24 months (12 months in cask)
3 years for Riserva
Describe the Sforzato style.
-Similar to recioto
-Nebbiolo grapes are dried prior to fermentation
What are the aging requirements and min. abv for Sforzato di Valtellina?
-aged at least 2 years
-minimum 14% alcohol
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
What is the aging requirement of Moscato di Scanzo DOCG?
min. 2 years
-may not be aged in wood