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Flashcards in North Central Spain Deck (13):
1

Which autonomías does North Central Spain include?

Navarra, La Rioja, Aragon

2

Which river flows through Rioja to the Mediterranean?

Ebro River

3

Which was the first region to become a DOCa in Spain, and when?

Rioja, 1991

4

Name Rioja's most important grape, along with 3 other blending grapes

Tempranillo
Mazuelo (carignan)
Graciano
Garnacha

5

What is Rioja's most important white grape?

Viura

6

What are Rioja's and Ribera del Duero's aging requirements for red wines?

Crianza: 2 yrs, 1 in oak
Reserva: 3 yrs, 1 in oak
Gran Reserva: 5 yrs, 2 in oak

7

What are Rioja's 3 subregions?

Rioja Alta
Rioja Alavesa
Rioja Baja

8

Which subregion of Rioja is technically within the Basque region?

Rioja Alavesa

9

What is the soil type in Rioja Alta?

Calcareous clay

10

What is the dominant grape of Rioja Baja?

Garnacha (Baja is hottest region)

11

Where is Navarra located?

Adjacent to northern and eastern borders of Rioja

12

What are the two most important red grapes in Navarra?

Tempranillo and Garnacha

13

Name the 4 subregions of Aragon

Campo de Borja
Calatayud
Cariñena
Somontano