Flashcards in Northern Italy Deck (425):
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Paiagallo
Barolo; Fontanafredda "Vigneto La Villa"
What DOC/Gs overlap with Colline Novaresi?
Ghemme, Sizzano, Fara, and Boca (on the right bank of the Sesia river)
How long are Amarone & Recioto grapes normally dried?
Amarone: 100-120 days. Recioto: Usually an additional month. Grapes may not be vinified before 12/1 of harvest year for either.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Paje
Barbaresco; Produttori, Roagna
What two grapes are often blended with Nebbiolo in the Ghemme & Gattinara DOCGs?
Vespolina & Bonarda (In Gattinara, Bonarda di Gattinara. In Ghemme, Bonarda Novarese (aka Uva Rara))
What sweetness levels can Spumante wines from Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG and Colli Asolani DOCGs be made in?
Brut, Extra-Dry, Dry, and Demi-Sec (NOT extra brut and dolce)
What is required to garner Valpolicella Superiore DOC?
Higher min. alcohol by 1% and 1 year aging.
What is the sub-zone of Colli-Orientali del Friuli Picolit? What are its additional requirements for normale and riserva?
Cialla; higher min. alcohol (16% vs. 15%) and one more year of age (2 vs.1). Cialla also must be 100% Picolit vs. 85% for the DOCG. Cialla Riserva requires 4 years of aging.
What 3 Barolo crus overlap Barolo and La Morra?
Brunate, Cerequio, Fossati
What 5 styles of wine can be made in the Gavi/Cortese di Gavi DOCG?
Gavi/Cortese di Gavi (Tranquillo)
Gavi/Cortese di Gavi Riserva
Gavi/Cortese di Gavi Frizzante
Gavi/Cortese di Gavi Spumante
Gavi/Cortese di Gavi Spumante Metodo Classico Riserva
What is the smallest cru in the DOCG of Barbaresco? Commune?
Rabajà-Bas, located in the commune of Barbaresco.
What styles of wine are made in the Trentino DOC?
Bianco from PB, PG and Chardonnay
Rosato (Kretzer) from Enantio, Schiava, Lagrein, and Teroldego
Rosso from Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, and Merlot
Vin Santo Nosiola
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Falletto
Serralunga d'Alba; Bruno Giacosa (monopole) -- source of "Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva"
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rio Sordo
Barbaresco; Produttori, Cascina delle Rose
What are the subzones of Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
Tinella, Colli Astiani
Name three DOCs for Lambrusco.
Lambrusco Montovano, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Baudana
Serralunga d'Alba; Oddero
What is the minimum alcohol for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Spumante Superiore, and Spumante di Cartizze?
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco: 10.5%
Spumante Superiore: 11%
Spumante di Cartizze: 11.5%
What DOCs/DOCGs does Costa delle Sesia DOC overlap?
Gattinara DOCG, Lessona DOC, Bramaterra DOC
Name three producers of Valtellina Superiore.
Ar.Pe.Pe., Sandro Fay, Nino Negri, Aldo Rainoldi, Nera & Caven
What is the principal soil type of Barbaresco?
Tortonian calcerous marl
What are the aging requirements for Sforzato di Valtellina?
24 months from December 1st including 12 months in oak.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Fontanafredda
Serralunga d'Alba; Fontanafredda "Vigna la Rosa". Fontanafredda is the only patch of Tortonian soil in the whole eastern valley (more clay based).
Name the vintages in the 90s and 00s that Rosso del Bepi was made in.
1994, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2008
True or False: Prosecco is a frizzante wine.
False, Prosecco may be Frizzante or Spumante
What are the two DOCG zones of Valtellina?
Valtellina Superiore and Sforzato di Valtellina
What are the sub zones of Friuli Colli Orientali DOC?
Ribolla Gialla di Rosazzo
Pignolo di Rosazzo
Schioppettino di Prepotto
Refosco di Faedis
When was the DOC system first introduced? When were the first DOCGs awarded and to who?
1963; 1980 -- Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Barolo
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Parussi
Castiglione Falletto; Bovio, Massolino
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Serraboella
Neive; Paitin "Sori Paitin", Vietti "Masseria"
What styles of wine can be made in the Bracquetto d'Acqui DOCG?
Rosso (maximum pressure 2 bars)
Rosso Spumante (Traditional or Charmat Method)
Rosso Passito (min. 50 g/L RS)
What are the cepage requirements for Torrette? Name a producer.
Min. 70% Petit Rouge; Anselmet, Les Crêtes
What requirements are levied against Gavi Tranquillo wines?
Tranquillo wines may display only "slight traces" of wood flavors
What are the aging and min. alcohol requirements for Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG?
Aged at least 2 years (Minimum 20 months of aging from April 1 of the year following the harvest, including at least 12 months in wood); 14% ABV
What are the DOCGs of Veneto?
Amarone della Valpolicella
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco
Colli Asolani (Asolo Prosecco)
Colli di Conegliano
Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio
Fruilaro di Bagnoli
Recioto della Valpolicella
Recioto di Soave
Recioto di Gambellara
In what vintages was "Selezione Giuseppe Quintarelli" made?
Only 2000 and 2003
Name the estates of Nicola Manferrari and Enzo Pontoni.
Nicola Manferrari -- Borgo del Tiglio
Enzo Pontoni - Miani
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rue
Barolo; Germano, Silvio Grasso
What is Scelto?
Also known as Auslese, it is a designation in the Lago di Caldaro DOC for late-harvested grapes -- dry wine with a higher alcohol content
What is the minimum RS for Recioto di Soave DOCG?
What is the sub zone of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG?
Who makes Monfortino? What is the primary vineyard site, and what commune of Barolo does it come from?
Giacamo Conterno; Cascina Francia in Serralunga d'Alba
What styles of wine can be made in Nus, and from what grapes?
Bianco and Bianco Passito -- 100% Malvoisie (Pinot Gris)
Rouge -- Vien de Nus and Petit Rouge
What DOCG for Dolcetto is not in the Langhe? What province is it in?
Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore; Alessandria
What are the subzones of Alto Adige?
Colli di Bolzano (Bozner Leiten)
Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalener) and Santa Maddalena Classico
Valle Isarco (Eisacktaler)
Valle Venosta (Vinschgau)
What sweetness levels may Prosecco be?
What is "Rive" in regards to Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco?
Rive is a hillside vineyard; Spumante Superiore can be labeled with one (of 43) and must have a vintage date
Name 4 crus of Neive.
Serraboella, Gallina, Basarin, Albesani
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Muncagota
Barbaresco; Moccagotta, Produttori
What province is the Gavi DOCG located in?
Name three producers of Gambellara?
Zonin, Cantina Sociale di Gambellara, Angiolino Maule (natural, outside of the appellation)
What does "Vigna" refer to in terms of Barolo/Barbaresco?
"Vigna" refers to a single vineyard wine: 100% of grapes must come from a named vineyard used in conjunction with a geographic designation. Vineyard must be at least 7 years of age; 7.2 tons/ha vs. 8 tons/ha
Who makes Rocche di Falletto Riserva? From what vineyard in what commune?
Bruno Giacosa; Falletto vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba
What are the minimum alcohols for Recioto della Valpolicella:
- Potential before drying
- Potential after drying
- Potential before drying - 11%
- Potential after drying - 14%
- Acquired - 12%
What two regions is the Prosecco DOC in?
Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
What are the main soil types for Barolo, and which communes do they fall under?
Tortonian: calcerous marl; La Morra & Barolo (west side), softer style of wine. Helvetian (really a combination of Serravallian and Langhien): less fertile: sandstone, lime, and chalk; Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d'Alba & Serralunga d'Alba (east side); more structure.
What river lies between the Ghemme & Gattinara DOCGs?
What is the soil type of Franciacorta?
Moraine (glacial deposits), limestone, and volcanic material
Name 3 crus of the Barolo commune.
Brunate, Cannubi, Sarmassa, Fossati, Rue, San Pietro, Cerequio, San Lorenzo, Castellero, Vignane, Monrobiolo di Bussia, Paiagallo, Le Coste, Bricco delle Viole
What are the sub zones of Asti DOCG?
Canelli, Strevi, and Santa Vittoria d'Alba
Where is the Friularo di Bagnoli (Bagnoli Friularo) DOCG, and what is the dominant grape?
Veneto; Raboso Piave
What is the minimum alcohol for Barolo? Barbaresco?
Name 5 crus of Monforte d'Alba?
Bussia, Santo Stefano (part of Perno), Perno, Castelletto, Ginestra, Mosconi
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Cannubi
Barolo; Chiarlo, Damilano, Scavino, Marchesi di Barolo, Ceretto, E. Pira, Luigi Einaudi
What is ponca? What is it called in Slovenia?
Limestone/clay marl common in Friuli; Opoka
In what cru is Gaja's Sori San Lorenzo?
If you see “Cantina Produttori” or “Kellereigenossenschaft” on a label of Alto Adige wine, what does that tell you?
It comes from a cooperative winery.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Le Coste
Barolo; Grimaldi, Rinaldi "Brunate-Le Coste"
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Cerretta
Serralunga d'Alba; Elio Altare, Giacomo Conterno, Azelia, Schiavenza
What are graticci and picai?
Traditional bamboo mats (graticci) for laying out and staves (picai) for hanging drying fruit in Soave and Gambellara.
What is another name for Friulano in the Rosazzo DOCG?
Since purchasing his own vineyards in the 1990s, what is the only remaining Barbaresco cru from which Bruno Giacosa buys his fruit? How long has he been making wine from this cru?
Gallina, since 1978
What year was the first DOCG awarded, and to what appellations?
1980; Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montalcino
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Annunziata
La Morra; Silvio Grasso "Barolo Vigna Plicotti"
In what DOC would you find the communes Oslavia and Cormons?
What are the cepage requirements for Ghemme and Gattinara?
Gattinara -- at least 90% Spanna w/ maximum 10% in total of Bonarda di Gattinara and Vespolina (Vespolina cannot exceed 4%)
Ghemme -- at least 85% Spanna w/ combined max. 15% Vespolina and Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese)
What styles of wine are made in Bardolino Superiore DOCG?
Rosso and Rosso Classico from Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and max 20% other grapes
What is Klausner Laitacher and where is it made?
Klausner Laitacher is a traditional red blend made from Schiava, Portugieser, Lagrein, and Pinot Nero in select communes of Valle Isarco
What are the lofts that grapes are dried in for Amarone called?
Name three producers of Lambrusco.
Lini, Cleto Charli, Moretto
Name the three eras of winemaking in Friuli, and three producers who embody each.
1970s - stainless steel, temperature control, hygiene, yeast selection (Schiopetto, i Clivi, Venica)
1980s - Burgundian model -- oak! (Borgo del Tiglio, Miani, Ronchi di Cialla, Edi Kante, Ronco del Gnemiz, Vignai da Duline)
1990s -- Macerated white wine (Josko Gravner, Stanko Radikon, La Castellada, Vodopivec, Podversic, Skerk)
What are the cepage requirements of Franciacorta rose?
At least 25% Pinot Noir (produced by blending rather than saigneé), and no more than 50% PB
What are the two DOCGs for sweet passito wine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia?
Colli-Orientali del Friuli Picolit and Ramandolo
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Basarin
Neive; Fratelli Giacosa, Moccagatta
What grape is grown in Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle?
What styles of wine are made in Trento DOC?
Metodo Classico Spumante from Chardonnay, PB, PN, and PM (15 months lees/24 vintage/36 riserva)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Monvigliero
Verduno; GB Burlotto, Scavino, Alessandra
What are the aging requirements for Riserva Amarone? Normale?
Normale: 2 years from 1/1 of year after harvest. Riserva: 4 years from 11/1 of harvest year.
Where is the unofficial sub zone Gries?
Order these grapes from earliest ripening to latest: Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo.
Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo.
What styles of wine are made in Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG:
- Rosso Classico
- Rosso Valpantena
- Rosso Riserva
What are the cepage and aging requirements for Carema DOC?
Carema must be aged for 2 years (1 year in oak); Carema Riserva must be aged for 3 years (1 year in oak); Min. 85% Nebbiolo
What is the maximum RS for Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG?
- for every .1% of alcohol exceeding 14%, an additional .10 g/L RS is allowed
- for every .1% of alcohol exceeding 16%, an additional .15 g/L RS is allowed
Name 4 synonyms of Nebbiolo and where they're from.
Spanna (Ghemme;Gattinara), Chiavennasca (Valtellina), Picotendro and Picoutener (Carema and Valle d'Aosta)
What grape dominates the Arnad-Montjovet and Donnas subzones of ____________?
Picotendro (Nebbiolo); Vallée d'Aosta
Who makes Cà d'Morissio? What is it?
Giuseppe Mascarello. "Super riserva" Monprivato. All michét clone of Nebbiolo. First vintage 1993.
What are the cepage requirements for Recioto di Soave DOCG?
At least 70% Garganega; Maximum 30% combined Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
Name two synonyms for Friulano.
Sauvignon Vert; Sauvignasse
What are the aging requirements for Valtellina Superiore & Superiore Riserva?
Superiore: 24 months (12 in cask). Riserva: 36 months.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Capalot
La Morra; Roberto Voerzio
Contains the well known sub-zone La Pria
Name three producers based in Carso.
Edi Kante, Zidarich, Skerk, Skerlj
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Lazzarito
Serralunga d'Alba; Fontanafredda "Vigna la Delizia", Vietti, Germano
What provinces may Prosecco be labeled by, and what region is each in?
Trieste (Friuli) or Treviso (Veneto)
What two sub zones of Alto Adige are permitted for both red and white wine?
Valle Isarco and Valle Venosta
What Italian region has the most DOCG zones & how many?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Castelletto
Monforte d'Alba; Abbona, Pira, Seghesio
What styles of wine may be made in the Colli di Luni DOC?
Bianco -- min. 35% Vermentino
Rosso -- min. 50% Sangiovese
Varietal wine from Vermentino and Albarola
What DOC/Gs of Alta Piemonte mandate a blend? Which can be 100% Nebbiolo?
Mandated blend: Boca, Bramaterra
Can be 100% Nebbiolo: Lessona, Carema, Gattinara, Ghemme
What is the rose made in Bardolino called?
What sub zone of Alto Adige is the northernmost region of production in all of Italy?
What is the most planted grape in Friuli?
Name 5 DOCs of Liguria.
Cinque Terre, Riviera Ligure Ponete, Pornassio, Rossese di Dolceaqua, Colline di Levanto, Portofino, Colli di Luni, Val Polcèvera
True or False, Giacosa makes wine from the Giacosa Cru?
False. Gaja does though. Most of his Chardonnay comes from here
What DOC is shared between Tuscany and Liguria?
Colli di Luni
What Langhe DOCG has 77 classified Sori?
Diano d'Alba/Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba
What levels of sweetness can Franciacorta styles be made in?
Franciacorta normale and rosé -- all
Satèn - Brut only (less than 12 g/L RS), but cannot be labeled Dosaggio Zero or Extra Brut it seems
Millesimato - Dosaggio Zero through Extra Dry (0-17 g/L RS)
Riserva - Dosaggio Zero through Brut (0-12 g/L RS)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Nervo
Treiso; Pertinace, Rizzi
What is the biggest vineyard threat in Friuli?
What are the communes of production for Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG?
Fumane, Negrar, Marano, Sant'Ambrogio and San Pietro in Cariano
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Gattera
La Morra; F. Revello, Cordero di Montezemolo Monfalletto "Riserva Gorette"
What would it mean to find "Stagafassli" on a bottle of Valtellina Superiore?
It was bottled in the neighboring territory of Switzerland.
What are the two dry white wine DOCGs of Friuli? What are the cepage requirements?
Rosazzo DOCG: min. 50% Friulano. Lison DOCG (shared with Veneto): min. 85% Friulano (aka Tai).
What is the province of Trentino? Alto Adige?
Trentino -- Trento
Alto Adige -- Bolzano Bozen
Name the two DOCGs of Soave.
Recioto di Soave DOCG & Soave Superiore DOCG
Name the 3 DOCG wines produced from 100% Dolcetto.
Dogliani, Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore, Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba
What is the Piemontese synonym for Vermentino?
What former sub zone of Barbera d'Asti DOCG now has its own DOCG? When was it established? What are the major differences in the appellations?
Nizza DOCG, established 2014. Requires 100% Barbera, plus higher alcohol and more aging.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rocche dell'Annunziata
La Morra; Ratti, Revello, Scavino, Costamagna
What is the largest cru in all Barbaresco?
How much of a producer's yield may go towards Amarone production?
No more than 65% of a producer's total maximum yield can be used to produce Amarone (the remainder may be used for Valpolicella DOC or Valpolicella Ripasso DOC)
Who is the sole proprietor of Breganze Torcolato DOC? What style of wine is made?
Maculan; 100% Vespaiolo passito.
Who makes Ca del Merlo? What is it? What is the appellation on the label?
Quintarelli; single vineyard Valpolicella made with some dried fruit and ripasso. "House of the Blackbird". This is IGT Veneto. 55% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 15% combined Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Nebbiolo/Croatina/Sangiovese.
Name a producer of Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit?
Ronchi di Cialla
What are the cepage requirements for Bardolino Superiore DOCG?
35-65% Corvina Veronese
Maximum 20% combined other
What DOC covers tranquilo bianco, rosso, and rosato wines, as well as frizzante wines, made in the Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG region?
Name three vineyards within Monforte's Bussia?
Soprana, Dardi, Rocche
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Codana
Castiglione Falletto; Giuseppe Mascarello, Francesco Rinaldi, Vietti
What are the 5 subzones of Valtellina Superiore DOCG?
Valgella, Inferno, Grumello, Sassella, Maroggia
When and where was Dal Forno founded? Is it in the Classico zone?
1957, near Ilassi in eastern Valpolicella (NOT classico)
What is rosato also known as in Trentino?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): La Serra
La Morra; Robert Voerzio
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Monprivato
Castiglione Falletto; Giuseppe Mascarello
What DOC does Caluso share a consorzio with?
What is the minimum harvest/potential/acquired alcohol for Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG?
What are the three Barbareschi with fantasy names that Gaja makes? Name the crus that they are in. When and why were they labeled Langhe DOC?
Sori Tildin, Sori San Lorenzo, Costa Russi. Costa Russi and Sori Tildin are in the cru of Roncagliette (Barbaresco) and Sori San Lorenzo is in Secondine (Barbaresco). All three were labeled Langhe DOC from 1996-2012 when a small percentage of Barbera was added. Starting in 2013, they are back to 100% Nebbiolo and Barbaresco DOCG.
What are the lees aging requirements for NV/V Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico?
NV: 15 months, V: 24 months.
Where does the Classico region of Valpolicella lie? What communes does it cover?
On the western end of the region, near Bardolino and Lake Garda; Fumane, Negrar, Marano, San Pietro in Cariano, Sant'Ambrogio
What unique structure contributions does the Ponca soil of Friuli contribute?
High alcohol and high levels of malic acid
Name three variants of Lambrusco?
Lambrusco di Sorbara, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Salamino
Name the two DOCGs of Emilia Romagna.
Albana di Romagna, Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto
What regions vineyard sites surround the Dora Baltea river?
What is the DOC for 100% Teroldego in Trentino?
Teroldego Rotaliano DOC
What are rosso wines from Trentino DOC composed of?
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
What qualities define Garganega as a grape?
- Loose clusters
- High concentrations of tartaric acids
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Montefico
What are the sub zones of Soave DOC?
Classico and Colli Scaligeri
Where did Kerner get its name and what are its parents?
Named after the German poet Justinus Kerner, this varietal is a hybrid of Trollinger and Riesling.
What are the DOCGs of Lombardia?
Valtellina Superiore, Franciacorta, Oltrepo Pavese, Scanzo (Moscato di Scanzo), Sforzato di Valtellina
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rivette
Serralunga d'Alba; Gaja, Luigi Pira, Massolino (most of the land Gaja uses for cultivation of white grapes)
What is Kretzer?
Another name for Rosato in Alto Adige.
What are the cepage requirements for Carso Rosso?
Min. 70% Terrano (Refosco)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Fiasco
Castiglione Falletto; Scavino, Azelia
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Giacosa
Treiso; Fratelli Grasso, Gaja (Gaja owns most of the vineyards in this site, which he plants to Chardonnay)
What regions may be appended onto the Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG?
Classico or Valpantena
When was the DOC system first introduced?
What are the seven sub appellations of Vallée d'Aosta?
Enfer d'Arvier, Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle, Torrette, Arnad-Montjovet, Donnas, Chambave, Nus
What are the DOCs of Vallee d'Aosta?
Just Vallee d'Aosta!
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Asili
Barbaresco; Ceretto, Chiarlo, Giacosa, Produttori
Who makes Sperrs? Where from and what does it mean? What appellation is on the label?
Gaja; Barolo from Serralunga; Piemontese for "Nostalgia"; It has been labeled Langhe DOC since 1996 because it incorporates Barbera. First vintage 1988. $700+ on a wine list.
What does it mean to see "Satén" on a bottle of Franciacorta?
All white grapes (Chardonnay with max. 50% PB) and no more than 5 atmospheres of pressure (max. 20 g/L RS PRIOR to tirage). Aged 31 months total, with at least 24 on the lees. Can only be made in a brut style (less than 12 g/L RS).
What styles of wine are made in the Lago di Caldaro DOC?
Rosso from min. 85% Schiava Grossa, Gentile, and Grigia
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rocche di Castiglione
Castiglione Falletto/Monforte d'Alba (an extension of Monforte's Bussia); Brovia, Vietti
What are the 2 DOCG zones of Prosecco?
Asolo Prosecco DOCG and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Gabutti
Serralunga d'Alba; Capellano "Otin Fiorin Pie Franco" and "Otin Fiorin Rupesris", Ceretto "Barolo Grignore"
What styles of wine are made in the Trento DOC?
Trento is a DOC for metodo classico sparkling wine (bianco, rosato, riserva) in Trentino. Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco, and Pinot Meunier are allowed in any combination. 15 months lees for NV, 24 for vintage, 36 for riserva
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Arborina
La Morra; Elio Altare, Bovio
What cru is Santa Stefano a sub-zone of and who famously makes it?
Albesani; Bruno Giacosa
What is Carso known as in Slovenia?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bricco Boschis
Castiglione Falletto; Cavallotto (near monopole)
Where is the Breganze DOC?
In Veneto, northeast of Soave and southwest of Colli Asolani.
Who makes La Rocca, Calvarino, and Le Colombare? What are they?
La Rocca & Calvarino -- Soave Classico DOC (La Rocca sees 20% new oak tonneaux)
Le Colombare -- Recioto di Soave DOCG
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Cerequio
Barolo/La Morra; Chiarlo, Gaja's Conteisa comes from here
Who makes Alzero? What is it?
Quintarelli; Cab Franc/Cab Sauv/Merlot blend made through appassimento. Usually about 20 g/L RS. Aged in French tonneaux for 2-3 years, then Slavonian oak for 4.
Name three producers based in Friuli Colli Orientali DOC.
Ronchi di Cialla, Livio Felluga, Ronca del Gnemiz, Meroi, Miani, Bastianich, Volpe Pisini, i Clivi
What province is Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato in?
Where is Pornassio DOC and what styles of wine are made there?
Liguria; Rosso and Rosato (Sciactrà) from min. 95% Ormeasco (Dolcetto)
What are the subzones of Martinenga? Who is Martinenga a monopole of?
Gaiun and Camp Gros; Marchesi di Gresy
Name two producers of Boca DOC
Le Piane, Conti
Name three indigenous grape varieties to Alto Adige?
Schiava, Lagrein, Gewürztraminer
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): San Lorenzo
Barolo; supplies grapes for Bartolo Mascarello and is adjacent to Cannubi San Lorenzo
If I see Rülander on a label of wine from the Alto Adige, what is the Italian translation of this variety and what percentage of this varietal must be in the bottle?
Pinot Grigio – varietally labeled wines must be 85% of the stated variety.
What river does Valpolicella lie just north of?
The Adige river
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Rabaja
Barbaresco; Castello di Verduno, Bruno Rocca, Produttori (Giacosa made a Rabaja before 2005, when the portion he owned was annexed into Asilli).
What cru contains the vineyard sites Sori Tildin and Costa Russi, and who famously makes them?
Roncagliette in Barbaresco; Gaja
What helps the Cru of Basarin produces uniformly high quality grapes despite it's large size?
Though it's one of the larger crus of Barbaresco, all of the vineyards are south-facing and very steep.
What are the cepage requirements for Roero DOCG reds and whites?
Min. 95% Nebbiolo/Min. 95% Arneis
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Vigna Rionda
Serralunga d'Alba; Massolino, Oddero, Luigi Pira, Giovanni Rosso, Roagna (last vintage 2006), made by Giacosa intermittently between 1967 and 1993
What does the term "sori" refer to?
Prized southern exposures of the hills of Langhe and Monferrato
Which three sub zones of Alto Adige are strictly for the production of red wines from Schiava?
Colli di Bolzano, Meranese, and Santa Maddalena
What is the northernmost DOC in Piedmont?
What sub-regions must grapes come from to qualify for Soave Superiore and Recioto di Soave DOCGs?
Classico and/or Colli Scaligeri
What styles of wine are made in Donnas? Name a producer.
Min. 85% Picoutener; rouge only (Caves Cooperative de Donnas)
What styles of wine are made in Lison DOCG? Where is it?
White wine from min. 85% Tai; shared between Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Veneto
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bricco delle Viole
Barolo; Vajra, Viberti
What cru of Barbaresco contains the historic sites of Canova, Casot, and Loreto?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Albesani
Neive; Bruno Giacosa, Castelle di Neive (contains the highly regarded sub-zone Santa Stefano)
Where is Santo Stefano is Barolo? Where is Santo Stefano in Barbaresco?
Santo Stefano is a vineyard within the cru Perno in Monforte d'Alba, in Barolo DOCG. In Barbaresco, Santo Stefano is in the Albesani vineyard in Neive.
Name three sub-vineyards of Bussia Soprana?
Ciabot, Cicala, Colonello, Romirasco
What styles of wine are made in Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio DOCG? Where is it?
Tranquilo, Spumante, and Passito wines from Moscato Giallo; Veneto
What are the cepage requirements for Enfer d'Arvier? Name a producer.
Min. 85% Petit Rouge; Danilo Thomain
Who makes Barolo Granbussia? From what sites?
Aldo Conterno; Romirasco, Cicala & Colonello on the Bussia slope.
What is Refrontolo?
A style of wine made in the Colli di Conegliano DOCG from at least 95% Marzemino, both in Rosso and Passito styles
What DOC straddling Lombardia and Veneto is devoted to Trebbiano di Soave?
Lugana DOC; must be at least 90% Trebbiano di Soave
What is Trebbiano di Soave?
Name 5 crus of Castiglione Falletto.
Bricco Rocche, Monprivato, Villero, Bricco Fiasco, Bricco Boschis, Vignolo, Codana, Scarrone, Pira, Rocche di Castiglione
What styles of wine are made in the Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG?
Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico
Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico Rosé
Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico Pinot Nero
Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico Pinot Nero Rosé
What is the most planted red grape in Piedmont?
What river runs through Vallée d'Aosta?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Fossati
La Morra/Barolo; Enzo Boglietti, Vajra
Who owns most of the Pajore vineyard? In what commune is it in? What are two other producers?
Gaja owns most of this vineyard, located in Treiso. He doesn't use the name Pajore on the label though. Two other producers are Rizzi and Sottimano.
What is Erbamat?
Erbamat is the new grape permitted for Franciacorta production. It is said to be an "ally against climate change" as it is later ripening. Beginning with the 2017 vintage, up to 10% Erbamat will be permitted.
What is the maximum pressure for Moscato d'Asti?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Ovello
What are the secondary grapes allowed in Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
Min. 90% Barbera, with Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto allowed
What was the first DOCG for dry white wine in Piedmont?
Gavi di Gavi DOCG
What are the cepage requirements for Prosecco DOC?
Min. 85% Glera with Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero
What percentage of grapes must come from the stated vintage of Millesimato Franciacorta? Millesimato Riserva?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Scarrone
Castiglione Falletto; Oddero "Barolo Rocche dei Rivera"
What are the four communes of Barbaresco?
Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso, San Rocco Seno d'Elvio
What sweetness levels can frizzante wines from Prosecco DOCGs be made in?
Secco and Amabile
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Faset
Barbaresco; Castello di Verduno
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Pora
Barbaresco; Produttori, Ca' del Baio
What is Barolo's largest privately owned winery?
Refermention with unpressed grape skins previously fermented for Amarone or Recioto
What are the cepage requirements of Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico/Rose DOCG? What are the secondary grapes?
Min. 70% Pinot Nero; Min. 85% Pinot Nero if labeled "Pinot Nero". Secondary grapes are Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay
Who makes Darmagi? What is the cepage? What does Darmagi mean? What appellation is on the bottle? And what would you expect to pay for it on a wine list?
Gaja; 95% Cabernet Sauvignon plus Merlot and Cab Franc; "What a shame"; Langhe DOC; approx. $800 on a wine list
What is the required alcohol:
Valpolicella Superiore DOC
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
Valpolicella DOC - 11%
Valpolicella Superiore DOC - 12%
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC - 12.5%
Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC - 13%
What are the cepage requirements for Lago di Caldaro DOC?
Min. 85% Schiava (Gentile and/or Grigia), max. 15% Pinot Nero and/or Lagrein
What communes make up the Classico zone of Soave?
Soave and Monforte d'Alpone
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Cole
Barbaresco; Moccagatta, Produttori
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Gallina
Neive; La Spinetta, Oddero
Name three producers of Franciacorta.
Ca' del Bosco, Bellavista, Barone Pizzini
What are the cepage requirements for Carso Rosso?
Min. 70% Terrano
What are the aging requirements for NV Franciacorta, Satèn/Rosé, Vintage, and Vintage Riserva?
NV: 25 months (18 on lees)
Satèn/Rosé: 31 months (24 on lees)
V: 37 months (30 on lees)
Riserva: 67 mos. (60 on lees)
What are the aging requirements for Boca DOC?
Rosso: 34 months total, 18 in wood
Rosso Riserva: 46 months total, 24 in wood
What are the styles of wine made in Cinque Terre DOC? What grapes are permitted?
Bianco and Bianco Passito (Sciacchetrà)
Min. 40% Bosco
Max. 40% combined Albarola and Vermentino
Max. 20% other white grapes
What is the required range of atmospheres of pressures for Prosecco spumante/frizzante?
Spumante: greater than 3.5. Frizzante: 1-2.5
What are the aging requirements for Barbera d'Asti Superiore and Barbera del Monferrato Superiore?
14 months from 11/1 of harvest year including 6 months in oak.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Marenca
Serralunga d'Alba; Luigi Pira, Gaja
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Secondine
Barbaresco; Gaja (home to Sori San Lorenzo)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bricco di Treiso
Treiso; Pio Cesare
Name the three Recioto DOCGs of Veneto, from east to west?
Recioto di Gambellara, Recioto di Soave, Recioto della Valpolicella
Name the 5 geographical designations that producers can label as "Cannubi" since its expansion?
Cannubi, Cannubi Muscatel, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Canubi Valletta, Cannubi Boschis
Where did Marzemino get its name and what are its parents?
A genetic progeny of Teroldego and sibling of Lagrein, Marzemino is one of the major Trentino DOC red varietals. In the opera Don Giovanni, the titular character Don Giovanni calls out for a glass of Marzemino just before his deliverance into hell.
What is the typical alcohol and residual sugar on Quintarelli Recioto della Valpolicella?
15-16% alcohol, 110 g/L RS
What region of Italy is most Lambrusco made in? Where else can it be made?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bussia
Monforte d'Alba/Barolo (292/7); Aldo Conterno
What are the cepage and aging requirements for Bramaterra?
50-80% Nebbiolo, max. 30% Croatina, max. 20% Uva Rara and/or Vespolina
Rosso: 22 months (18 in oak)
Rosso Riserva: 34 months (24 in oak)
Which of Bruno Giacosa's Barbaresco cru bottlings is the only to have ever earned his prestigious red label? In what years?
Asili 1967, 1990, 2007
Ada Nada and La Spinetta both make wine from one of Treiso's better crus...which one?
What does Torcolato refer to in Maculan's wine of the same name?
Maculan produces the sweet wine Torcolato from the Breganze DOC in Veneto. It is made from 100% Vespaiolo grapes, which are dried for 4 months, twisted around a twine rope. "Torcolato" = "Twisted" and is a style of wine implying passito treatment from the Breganze DOC.
What does DOCG stand for?
Denominazione de Origine Controllata e Garantina
Name three indigenous red grapes of Friuli.
Refosco, Schiopettino, Pignolo
What are the cepage requirements for Valpolicella DOC?
45-95% Corvina (Corvinone may be up to 50%), blended with 5-30% Rondinella and up to 25% other grapes
What does the mention of "rive" entail on a bottle of Prosecco?
- Rive can only be listed on Spumante Superiore wines of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG
- Must be hand harvested
- Must indicate a vintage
- Must list one of 43 specific fraziones
What kind of wines are made from the Alta Langa DOCG?
Metodo Classico spumante wines from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
What are the DOCs of Alto Adige?
Only three: Alto Adige/Sudtirol, Lago di Caldaro/Caldaro (Kalterersee/Kalterer), Valdadige (Etschtaler)
What are the main differences between Soave DOC and Soave Superiore DOCG?
- Soave Superiore has to come from the hillsides of Soave -- either Classico or Colli Scaligeri
- high alcohol
- more aging
What styles of wine may be made in Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle? Name a producer.
Bianco, Vendemmia Tardiva, and Mousseux from Prie Blanc; Ermes Pavese
What is the grape of Ramandolo DOCG? Name a producer.
Verduzzo; La Roncaia
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Pajore
Treiso; Gaja owns most of this, though he doesn't use it on any labels. Labeled by Rizzi and Sottimano
What sweetness levels may Lambrusco Frizzante and Spumante be made in?
Frizzante -- secco/asciutto, abboccato/semi-secco, amabile, dolce
Spumante -- brut nature through dolce
What was Italy's first DOCG for white wine and when was it awarded?
1987, Albana di Romagna
What is Torchiato di Fregona?
A passito wine (mandatory mat drying of 150 days) made in the Colli de Conegliano DOCG from a min. 30% Glera.
What can still wines made in the Franciacorta DOCG be released as?
Curtefranca DOC or Sebino IGT
Name the DOCGs for Barbera. Where in Piedmont are they? What are the cepage requirements for each?
Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, and Nizza DOCGs, in the Monferrato Hills. Min. 85% Barbera for Monferrato Superiore, 90% for Barbera d'Asti, and 100% for Nizza. Supporting grapes are Freisa, Grignolino, and Dolcetto.
What styles of wine can be made in Roero DOCG?
Roero Riserva (rosso)
Roero Arneis (bianco)
Roero Arneis Spumante
Where is the Montello Rosso/Montello DOCG, and what are the dominant grapes?
Veneto; Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
What are the DOCs of Trentino?
Trentino, Trento, Valdadige, Valdadige Terradeiforti, Casteller, Teroldego Rotaliano, Lago di Caldaro
What subzones of Vallee d'Aosta can make only white wine? Only red? Both white and red?
Only white -- Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle
Only red -- Torrette, Donnas, Arnad-Montjevet, Enfer d'Arvier
Both -- Chambave, Nus
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Serradenari
La Morra (highest cru in La Morra; supplied grapes for Giacosa's "Barolo Croera", only produced in 2004)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Francia
Serralunga d'Alba; Giacomo Conterno (monopole)
How many total communes are there in Barolo? Which fiver are responsible for 90% of Barolo's DOCG output? Which three are entirely in the DOCG? Name the others.
11 total; La Morra, Barolo*, Castiglione Falletto*, Serralunga d'Alba*, Monforte d'Alba; Verduno, Novello, Grinzane Cavour, Diana d'Alba, Roddi, Cherasco.
* = entirely in Barolo DOCG
Name 5 crus of the Barbaresco commune?
Asili, Roncagliette, Martinenga, Rabajà, Pajé, Ovello, Montefico, Cole, Montestefano, Secondine, Muncagota, Pora, Rio Sordo
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Sarmassa
Barolo; Marchesi di Barolo, Scarzello "Vigna Merenda"
Martinenga, located in the commune of Barbaresco, is a monopole of whom?
Marchesi di Gresy, they make 2 bottlings, Gaiun (30 months in French oak) and Camp Gros (6 mo in French and 24 mo in large Slovenian oak)
What province is Roero DOCG in?
What DOCs are in Alto Adige?
Alto Adige DOC
Lago di Caldaro DOC
What percentage of dried grapes may be used in Valpolicella Ripasso?
Up to 15%
What is the alcohol range for Moscato d'Asti DOCG?
4.5-6% acquired (11% potential)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Martinenga
Barbaresco; Marchesi di Gresy (monopole)
What three clones were formerly required exclusively in Barbaresco?
Michet, Lampia, and Rosé
What are the cepage requirements of Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG?
90% Ruchè, plus max. 10% combined Barbera and Brachetto
What styles of wine are made in Piave Malanotte DOCG? Where is it?
Rosso secco from min. 70% Raboso Piave from 15-30% dried grapes. Veneto.
What are the grapes of Chambave?
Whites are 100% Moscato Bianco (passito and bianco); reds are min. 70% Petit Rouge
What are the most important grapes of Valdadige rosso and bianco?
Bianco -- Pinot Bianco & Chardonnay
Rosso -- Enantio (Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata) and Schiava
Albana and Pignoletto -- red or white grapes?
What is the maximum volume of Valpolicella Ripasso that could be made from the pomace of a 1000 liter Amarone fermentation?
2000 liters of Valpolicella Ripasso
What are the three main provinces for grape growing in Piedmont? Which does Barolo and Barbaresco fall under?
Alessandria, Cuneo, Asti. Cuneo is where Barolo and Barbaresco are.
Where does Bruno Verdi make wine?
Where is the Collio Goriziano DOC found?
What sweetness level can Franciacorta Saten be made in?
Only Brut (less than 12 g/L RS).
Who is the most famous producer of Friuli Isonzo DOC?
Vie de Romans
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Ginestra
Monforte d'Alba; Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin" and "Pajana", Elio Grasso "Gavarini Vigna Chiniera" and "Case Mate"
What bodies of water moderate Franciacorta's climate?
Franciacorta's western border is formed by the Oglio River, and it sits right below Lago d'Iseo.
Where exactly is the Carema DOC?
In NW Piedmont, on the border of Vallée d'Aosta (adjacent to Donnas sub-zone).
What is the grape of the Lessona DOC? Where is it?
Nebbiolo; in northern Piedmont, just east of Gattinara and Bramaterra and within Costa della Sesia
What climate and soils define Piedmont?
Continental Climate -- hot summers, warm spring and fall, cold, snowy winters. Soil -- thinner, calcerous marl and sandstone soils with clay and sand.
What is the name of the Prosecco grape?
A DOCG wine bearing a "Vigna" designation requires more stringent standards in regards to what?
Older vines and lower yields
What is Lambrusco called in Alto Adige/Trentino? What DOC calls for its usage?
Enantio; Valdadige Rosso calls for min. 50% Enantio and/or Schiava
Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains is known as what in Alto Adige?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): San Pietro
Barolo; Viberti, Vajra, Giacamo Borgogno
Name a producer of the following:
- Lessona: Propriéta Sperino
- Bramaterra: Antoniotti
- Carema: Ferrando
What cru of Barbaresco is a natural extension of Montestefano?
When was the first IGT in Italy awarded?
What is the primary grape of the Gambellara DOC? What other grapes are allowed in what amounts?
What are the cepage requirements for Recioto di Gambellara DOCG?
Garganega; Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco - no more than 20% combined.
Recioto = 100% Garganega
What style of wine can be made in Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG? Name a producer of Erbaluce di Caruso.
Spumante (Traditional Method)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Brunate
Barolo/La Morra; Ceretto, Rinaldi
When was Barbaresco awarded DOC/DOCG status?
What styles of wine are made in the Terlano sub zone of Alto Adige?
Bianco and bianco passito based on Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay
What are the main white and red grapes of Costa delle Sesia DOC?
Erbaluce and Nebbiolo
Name 3 DOCGs in the Monferrato hills.
Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
Name 4 producers of Soave.
Gini, Pra, Inama, Pieropan, Anselmi (IGT)
Who makes Cuvee Annamaria Clementi? What is it?
Ca' del Bosco. Franciacorta, rosé and riserva versions. 8 years on the lees. Rosé is 100% Pinot Noir, Riserva is 55% Chard/25% PB/20% PN
What are the cepage requirements of Boca DOC?
70-90% Nebbiolo, 10-30% Vespolina and/or Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese)
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Broglio
Serralunga d'Alba; Elio Altare, Bruno Giacosa
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Conca
La Morra; Ratti, Revello
What communes comprise the classico zone of Soave?
Soave and Monforte d'Alpone
What vineyard situation requirements are implemented in Barbaresco?
- Maximum 550 meter elevation
- Vineyards with complete northern exposures are prohibited
What DOCs are shared between Lombardia and Veneto?
What sub zone of Friuli Colli Orientali is a monopole? Of who? What styles of wine are made here?
Cialla; Ronchi di Cialla
Bianco/Bianco Riserva -- blend of Ribolla, Verduzzo & Picolit
Varietally labeled Bianco -- only Ribolla & Verduzzo
Rosso/Rosso Riserva/Varietally labeled Rosso -- Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso & Schiopettino
Name 5 DOCs of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.
Carso, Collio Goriziano/Collio, Friuli Annia, Friuli Aquileia, Friuli Colli Orientali, Friuli Grave, Friuli Isonzo/Isonzo del Friuli, Friuli Latisana, Lison-Pramaggiore, Prosecco
What styles of wine are made in Montello Rosso DOCG?
Rosso and Rosso Superiore from 40-70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30-60% combined Merlot, Cab Franc, and Carmenre, and a max of 15% other grapes
What is the main difference between wines labeled Asti DOCG vs. Moscato d'Asti DOCG?
Asti must be spumante; Moscato d'Asti must be frizzante (max. 2 atmospheres)
Asti undergoes secondary fermentation via Charmat/Martinotti method (or in bottle, if labeled 'metodo classico')
Moscato d'Asti is not subject to secondary fermentatiion
Where specifically is Cartizze?
It is in the town of Valdobbiadene in the DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Colombaro
Serralunga d'Alba; Gaja, Pio Cesare
What is the maximum press yield for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG?
70 liters per 100 kg of grapes
Who makes Alteni di Brassica and what is it?
The Gaja family made history once again when it planted Sauvignon Blanc in the Barbaresco appellation in 1983. Today, the fruit for this mineral-driven expression of Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the original plantings in Barbaresco and newer vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba. 6 months in barrique, 14.5% ABV.
What is the predominant red grape of Alto Adige? What is the premier sub-zone for it?
Schiava; Santa Maddelena
Name five producers based in Collio Goriziano?
Venice & Venica, Edi Keber, Toros, Borgo del Tiglio, Gravner, Radikon, Raccaro, Dario Princic, Schiopetto, Villa Russiz
Name 5 crus of Serralunga d'Alba.
Lazzarito, Cerretta, Cascina Francia, Fontanafredda, Baudana, Gabutti, Brea, Parafada, Marenca, Rivette, Vignarionda, Broglio, Colombaro, Ornato, Falletto
What is corvinone?
An ancient clone of Corvina with low yields. Hard to grow.
In what commune is the Ceretta cru of Barolo? Who owns 3 ha. there?
Serralunga d'Alba; Giacamo Conterno
Name 4 crus of Treiso.
Pajoré, Bricco di Treiso, Valeirano, Giacosa
What is Italy's smallest, least populous region?
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Vignolo
Castiglione Falletto; Cavallotto, Scavino
What two mountain ranges cradle Piedmont?
Alps & Apennines
Name 5 crus of La Morra.
Brunate, Cerequio, Fossati, Capalot, Annunziata, Arborina, Gattera, Rocche dell'Annuziata
What are the subzones of Asti DOCG?
Canelli, Strevi, Santa Vittoria d'Alba
Describe the winemaking for Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone.
Grapes are dried until the end of January, botrytis encouraged. Fermentation lasts about 45 days, and is not finished when wine goes into barrel. Slavonian oak for 7+ years.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bricco San Biagio
La Morra; Luigi Grimaldi, Oddero
What former sub zone of Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC is now its own DOCG?
Who makes CampoFiorin? What is it known for?
Masi; the first Ripasso.
From which cru does most of Moccagatta's "Bric Balin" come? In which commune is it in?
Muncagöta. A smaller portion also comes from the cooler sit of Cars.
It is in Barbaresco.
What are the aging requirements for Gattinara and Gattinara Riserva DOCG? Ghemme and Ghemme Riserva DOCG?
Gattinara: minimum 35 months, including 24 months in wood, from November 1 of the harvest year
Gattinara Riserva: 47 months, including 36 months in wood, from November 1 of the harvest year
Ghemme: minimum 34 months, including a minimum 18 months in wood and 6 months in bottle from November 1 of the harvest year
Ghemme Riserva: minimum 46 months, including a minimum 24 months in wood and 6 months in bottle from November 1 of the harvest year
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Perno
Monforte d'Alba; Giuseppe Mascarello, Rocche dei Manzoni "Vigna Cappella"
What style of wine is made in the Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG?
Recioto from Nebbiolo grapes (min. 90%)
How much of a producer's early yield may be made into Amarone?
Which DOC spans the border between Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy?
What is Dolcetto known as in Liguria?
If a dry, white wine is labeled Trentino DOC, what must the majority part of the grapes be?
Min. 80% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco
Where would you find Mont Blanc?
What is the most planted white grape of Piedmont?
What two DOCGs straddle the Sesia River?
Ghemme & Gattinara
Where is the Piave Malanotte/Malanotte del Piave DOCG and what is the dominant grape?
Veneto; Raboso Piave
What are the cepage requirements of Franciacorta?
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Bianco are allowed, with a max. of 50% Pinot Bianco.
In what year was Cannubi expanded from 15 ha to 34 ha, effectively?
In 2010, the surrounding vineyards of Cannubi Boschis, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Cannubi Valletta, and Cannubi Muscatel became allowed to label as just "Cannubi," effectively increasing the size of the vineyard. This was overturned in 2012, then reinstated in 2013.
What are the aging requirements for Roero and Roero Riserva?
Roero: minimum 20 months from November 1 of the harvest year, including a minimum 6 months in wood (may be released from July 1 of the second year following the harvest)
Roero Riserva: minimum 32 months from November 1 of the harvest year, including a minimum 6 months in wood (may be released from July 1 of the third year following the harvest)
What is the synonym for Nebbiolo in Valtellina?
What two geographic features most heavily influence Friuli, and how?
Adriatic Sea brings warm, humid winds
Julian Alps brings dry, cool, "tramontana" wind
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Villero
Castiglione Falletto; Brovia, Codero di Montezemolo "Barolo Vigna Enrico VI", Giuseppe Mascarello, Vietti
What is the difference in soil type between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene?
Conegliano - Clay and limestone with a mix of alluvial and glacial soils
Valdobbiadene - Moraines (glacial), sandstone, and clay
Who is credited with inventing ripasso?
Ex-Masi oenologist Nino Franceschetti
Name three producers based in Castiglione Falletto.
Cavallotto, Ceretto, Scavino, Vietti, Terre del Barolo.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Valeirano
Treiso; La Spinetta, Ada Nada
What are the sub zones of Alto Adige?
Colli di Bolzano
Valle Isarco (Eisacktaler)
Where is Rossese di Dolceaqua DOC?
What region does Veneto's Prosecco DOC extend into?
Since when have crus been legally defined for usage on Barolo labels? Barbaresco?
What are the cepage requirements for Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit?
Minimum 85% Picolit, maximum 15% other white grapes of Friuli, excluding Gewürztraminer
Cialla: 100% Picolit
What grape can be found in the Chambave, Enfer d'Arvier, and Torrette subzones of _____________?
Petite Rouge; Vallée d'Aosta
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Brea
Serralunga d'Alba; Brovia "Ca'Mia"
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Montestefano
Barbaresco; Produttori, Serafino Rivella
What are the cepage, drying, and aging requirements for Breganze Torcolato?
100% Vespaiolo, dried to a minimum of 14% potential alcohol. Minimum 35 g/L RS.
When can grapes be vinified for Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG?
There is no specific date when grapes can be vinified, but they must be dried to reach a potential alcohol of 14% (acquired alcohol is also 14%)
What borders Bardolino on the west & east?
West: Lake Garda. East: Valpolicella Classico.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Roncagliette
What grape is commonly used to make rose in the Vallée d'Aosta?
What river flows through Piedmont? What rivers flow through Langhe?
Po; Stura di Demonte & Tanaro
What are the cepage requirements for Rosso di Valtellina DOC, Valtellina Superiore DOCG, and Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG?
All require min. 90% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) w/ max. 10% non-aromatic grapes suitable for cultivation in Lombardia
What DOCG do Veneto & Friuli share?
Where is the commune of Udine centered?
Where is Moscato di Scanzo DOCG and what kind of what is made there?
Lombardy, west of Franciacorta; sweet, passito red wines from the moscato grape; 2 years age, no barrel required; 50-100 g/L RS
What is the minimum potential alcohol/acquired alcohol/residual sugar for Recioto di Soave DOCG?
What are the DOCs that spans both Trentino and Alto Adige?
Valdadige DOC, Lago di Caldaro DOC
What is the German name for Alto Adige?
Name two producers of the 'Asili' cru. In which commune is it in?
Ceretto, Michele Chiarlo, Bruno Giacosa, Produttori del Barbaresco
It is in Barbaresco.
What are the differences in requirements between Rosso di Valtellina DOC and Valtellina Superiore DOCG?
Different, more specific area for Valtellina Superiore;
11% vs. 12% ABV
6 months aging vs. 24(12) and 36 (Riserva -- wood aging is not overly stated for Riserva)
What two regions of Italy share the Prosecco DOC?
Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
What wine was the basis for the creation of the Rosazzo DOCG? Who else labels wine from this DOCG?
Livio Felluga's "Terre Alta"; Schiopetto, Vigne di Zamo
What does "bricco" mean? Why is it important in Piedmont?
Bricco is the summit of the hill; prized site for Nebbiolo, which needs sun exposure.
What is the sole grape of Dolceaqua DOC? Where is it?
Where is Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio DOCG, and what is the primary grape?
Veneto; Moscato Giallo
What is the primary soil type of Carso?
Iron-rich terra rossa over hard limestone
Where does Moccagatta source grapes from to make Bric Balin?
Cars and Muncagota (both in Barbaresco commune)
Who makes "Bandito" and what vintages can you find it in?
Quintarelli; Amabile del Cere, Veneto IGT. Passito white wine from Garganega, Trebbiano Toscana, SB, Chard, and Saorin. Rarest of all Quintarelli's wines. Only made in 1990 and 2003.
What are the cepage requirements for Arnad Montjovet?
Rouge only, at least 70% Picoutener
Who makes Bric del Fiasc? From where?
Paolo Scavino; Castiglione Falletto's Fiasco cru.
What are the cepage requirements for Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG and Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG?
45-95% Corvina (Corvinone may substitute for 50%)
Up to 25% other grapes
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Cannubi Boschis
Barolo; Luciano Sandrone, Francesco Rinaldi
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Mosconi
Monforte d'Alba; Domenico Clerico "Percristina", Rocche dei Manzoni "Big'd Big"
Where is Tenuta San Leonardo based, and what are they known for? What appellation is on the labels?
Based in Trentino. Known for Bordeaux blends aged in barrique and cement. IGT Vigneti Delle Dolomiti and IGT Vallagarina (Petit Verdot and Carmenere are not permitted for DOC wines)
What styles of wine are made in Friulano di Bagnoli DOCG? Where is it?
Rosso from Raboso Piave; Veneto
What are the aging requirements for Barolo, Barolo Rsva., Barbaresco, and Barbaresco Rsva.?
Barbaresco: 26 months from 11/1 of harvest year (at least 9 months in oak). Barolo: 38 (18). Barbaresco Rsva: 50 (9). Barolo Rsva: 62 (18).
What are the cepage requirements for Soave DOC? Gambellara DOC?
Soave = Min. 70% Garganega, with Trebbiano di Soave, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.
Gambellara = Min. 80% with Trebbiano di Soave, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco
What is the minimum potential alcohol for Amarone before drying? After drying? Acquired?
Who makes Vigne Seré and what is it?
Romano Dal Forno; previously Recioto della Valpolicella, but rejected by the DOCG starting in 2003. Now Veneto IGT "Passito Rosso Vino Dolce"
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Bricco Rocche
Castiglione Falletto; Brovia, Ceretto, also made sporadically by Giacosa from 1971-1987
What are the aging requirements for Soave Superiore DOCG, normale and riserva?
1 year (3 months in bottle), Riserva: 2 years.
In 2005, part of Rabaja was annexed into what other cru?
Asili. Bruno Giacosa owns land in this parcel, which he previously labeled as Rabaja.
Name that commune (producers/bottlings where applicable): Pira
Castiglione Falletto; Roagna
What are the cepage and aging requirements for Lessona?
Min. 85% Nebbiolo with Vespolina and/or Uva Rara
Rosso: 22 months (12 in oak)
Rosso Riserva: 46 months (30 in oak)
How many hectares comprise Barolo? Barbaresco?