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1

Name the five Communes of Barolo

Cherasco
Grinzane Cavour
Diano d'Alba
Roddi
Verduno
Novello
Serralunga d'Alba
Monforte d'Alba
Castigilione Falletto
Barolo
La Morra

2

Name the two different soils found in Piedmont

Tortonian (La Morra and Barolo)
Helvetian (Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba)

3

What river flows through the Piedmont region

Tanaro River

4

Name the three communes of Barbaresco and the best vineyard in each

Barbaresco- Asili, Rio Sordo, Rabaja, Paje
Nieve- Serrabolla, Starderi
Treiso-Bernadot (ceretto)

5

How long must a Barbaresco be aged, what about for Riserva?

A minimum of 26months ( including at least 9 months in cask), minimum of 50months if labeled riserva

6

How long must a Barolo be aged, what about for Riserva?

A minimum of 38months ( including at least 18 months in cask), minimum of 62 months if labeled riserva

7

Name three DOCG located north of the Po River

Roero, Gattinara, Ghemme

8

What rivers do the DOCGs of Gattinara and Ghemme lie on?

Sesia River

9

How long must a Barbera Normale be aged

4months

10

How long must a Barbera del Monferrato Superiore be aged

A minimum of 14months ( including at least 6 months in cask)

11

List the four DOCG that can be found in the Asti Region

Barbera d'Asti
Bardera del Monferrato Superiore
Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato
Nizza

12

What three DOCGs allow Dolcetto (all have a minimum of one year of ageing)

Dogliani
Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore
Dolcetto de Diano d'Alba

13

List all the DOCGs of Peidmont

Brachetto d'Aqui
Alta Langa
Moscato d'Asti
Erbaluce Di Caluso
Gavi
Dogliani
Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore
Dolcetto de Diano d'Alba
Barbera d'Asti
Bardera del Monferrato Superiore
Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato
Nizza
Barolo
Barbaresco
Gattinara
Ghemme

14

What is the maximum pressure for Moscato d'Asti

2atmo (1.7 prior to 2011)

15

What is the Alta Langa DOCG known for

Sparkling wines (pinot and chardonnay) made in the style of Champagne and Franciacorta

16

What are the aging requirements for Alta Langa DOCG wines

Alta Langa spumante wines may not be released for 30 months after the harvest, and riserva versions may not be released for a full three years.

17

Name three Sub-appellations of the Vale d'Aosta

Arnad-Montjovet
Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle
Chambave
Donnas
Enfer d’Arvier
Nus
Torrette

18

What is the primary grapes of Vale d'Aosta

Petit Rouge
Picotendro- (Nebbiolo)
Blanc de Morgex

19

What are still wines from Franciacorta released as?

Curtefranca DOC or Sebino IGT

20

What are the three permitted grapes of Franciacorta

Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
Pinot Bianco(max 50%)

21

What is the ageing requirements for non-vintage Franciacorta

25 months (18 on lees)

22

What defines "Saten" Franciacorta bottlings

Must include only white grapes and are bottled at less than 5 atmospheres

23

What is the minimum percentage of Pinot Nero in Franciacorta Rose

25%

24

What are the minimum ageing requirements of vintage Franciacorta

37 months, only 85% have to come from the declared vintages (unlike champagne at 100%)

25

What are the minimum ageing requirements of vintage Franciacorta Riserva

67months, 60months on the lees

26

Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG requires a minimum percentage of a specific grape, what is the percentage and the grape

70% Pinot Nero, if 85% it can be labeled

27

Define the aging requirements for Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG

NV: 15months
Vintage: 24months

28

What are the two DOCG of Lombardy

Valtellina Superiore DOCG
Sforzato di Valtellina, or Valtellina Sfurzat

29

Recall the five communes of Valtellina Superiore

Valgella
Inferno
Maroggia
Sassella
Grumello

30

When a wine from Lombardy is labeled "Stagafassli" what does it mean

bottled in the neighboring territory of Switzerland

31

What are the aging requirements for Valtellina Superiore

24 months (12 in cask), and riserva wines are aged three years prior to release

32

Where would you find a futura

A 500ml bottle used for moscato d scanzo

33

When drinking Sforzato what type of wine is it and how long was it aged

similar to recioto, yielding no more 50% equivalent juice content of a freshly harvested grape. Aged for at least two years, is dry in character, and has a minimum 14% alcohol content.

34

Can moscato dscanzo be aged in wood

No, The wines must be aged for a minimum two years but may not be aged in wood

35

List the four important DOC of Liguria

Colli di Luni
Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC
Cinque Terre DOC

36

What are the two DOCG of Emilia Romagna

Romagna Albana
Colli Bolognesi Pignoletto

37

List four DOC specific to Lambrusco

Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Lambrusco di Sorbara
Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce Lambrusco Montovano DOC

38

Where can you find the DOC of Valdadige

It is the DOC that encapsulates the entire Trentino-Alto Adige region

39

What is the predominate red grape of Alto Adige

Schiava

40

What is the best region to grow Schiava

Santa Maddelena

41

What DOC would you Teroldego in

Teroldego Rotaliano

42

What are the maximum percentage of Molinara, Negrara, and Oseleta allowed in Valpolicella

15%

43

What are the requirements for wines labeled "Superiore" in the veneto

Higher alcohol (12% instead of 11%) and one year minimum for ageing

44

What are the five "classico" zones of Valpolicella

Fumane
Negrar
Marano
Sant'Ambrogio
San Pietro

45

What is the term for the drying lofts of the Veneto

Fruttai

46

Describe the process and term that grapes destined for Amarone and Recioto undergo

Appassimento, Recioto requires three months of drying in the fruttai (four months for Recioto della Valpolicella)

47

What is the aging requirement for amarone, for riserva?

Amarone: two years from Jan 1 following the harvest
Riserva: Four years from Nov 1 of the harvest year

48

What is the required ABV of Ripasso, and Superiore

Ripasso: 12.5%
Riserva: 13%

49

What is the blend of grapes required for Soave

Minimum 70% Garganega along with Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay

50

What are the two DOCGs found in the Soave

Recioto di Soave
Soave Superiore

51

What are the minimum aging requirements for Soave Superiore and riserva

Superiore: one year and three months in bottle
Riserva: Two years

52

Which Soave appellations can be spumante

Soave DOC
Recioto di Soave DOCG

53

What are the requirements to be called recioto di Soave

Must come from Soave Supriore DOC, usually aged between 4-6 months

54

Where would you find the DOC of Gambellara

To the immediate east of Soave, Gargenaga must be 80%. Recioto de Gambellara is 100% drieded Gargenaga

55

What DOC would you find the sweet wines of Fausto Maculan

Breganze Torcolato DOC

56

Spumante in Italy requires what pressure

3.5 atmo

57

Fizzante in Italy requires what amount of pressure

1-2.5 atmo

58

What are the two DOCG for Prosecco

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG
Asolo Prosecco DOCG

59

What is the most noteworthy cru of Prosecco and how is it denoted

Cartizze
Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze

60

What is the minimum required % of the "Prosecco" grape allowed in prosecco

85% Gelra

61

What are four iconic DOCG regions on Friuli

Ramadolo DOCG
Colli Orientali del Friuli-Picolit DOCG (Sweet) (Sole Subzone of Cialla)
Rosazzo (Terre Alte)
Lison (Friuliano varital labeled)

62

What are the two quality oriented DOC of Friuli

Collio DOC
Colli Orientali del Friuli