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1

What area is home to the Nebbiolo grape

Langhe and monferrato hills

2

What are some great producers of langhe and monferrato hills

Contourno
Sandrone
Monsante

3

What is the make up of Nebbiolo?

A thin skinned high acid, high alcohol, high tannin wine (long maceration periods)

4

What are the three major red grapes of Piemonte

Nebbiolo
Dolcetto
Barbera

5

What are the major white grapes of Piemonte

Moscato bianco (Muscat a petite grains)
Cortese
Arniese
Favorita (vermentino) mostly produced for Asti

6

How many DOC zones are in Piemonte

16 DOCG 40 DOC (most in Italy)

7

What are the two most prestigious DOC's in Piemonte

Barolo and barbaresco ( both from Nebbiolo grape)

8

Barolo is produced in 11 communes but 5 communes represent 90% of DOCG land

1. La morra
2. Barolo
3. Serralunga d'Alba
4. Monteforte d'Alba
5. Castiglione Falleto

9

What are the two soil types found in Barolo

Tortonian soil - calcareous marl
Serrvallian soil - sandstone

10

What are the aging requirements for Barolo

38 months (18 months in oak)
Reserva is 62 months

11

What are the two schools of wine making involved with Barolo production

Traditionalist ( contorno, rinaldi)
Modernist. Short maceration barrique aging (Scavino, Sandrone, Gaja)

12

What is barolo chinato

DOCG aromatized wine flavored with quinine

13

What is a synonym for Nebbiolo?

Spanna

14

What are some other Nebbiolo based red wines from Piemonte

Roero
Gatinara
Ghemme

15

What are a couple of DOCGs for Barbera

Barbera d'Asti
Barbera del Monferatto
Nizza (100% Barbera)

16

What are some DOCGs for the dolcetto grape?

Dogliani
Dolcetto di Ovada superiore

17

What is important about gavi

First still white wine in Piedmont to be DOCG
Dry mineral tinge from cortese grape

18

How many atmospheres in Asti

2 atmospheres

19

What is the most important zone of Lombardy

Franciacorta

20

What is so special about franciacorta?

•It's the closest thing to champagne, highly regarded sparkling wine
• Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot bianco
• aged for 18 months not released until 25 months after harvest
• Riserva ages for min. 5 years

21

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

Valtellina DOC
• chiavennasca grape aka Nebbiolo
• lighter in style
• superiore aged for 24 months DOCG

22

What is trentino alto adige known for?

• varietal labeled wines
• Chardonnay, Miller thurgau, Pinot bianco, and Pinot grigio

23

What are the three well regarded unique styles of red wine from veneto

Amarone della valpolicella
Recioto della valpolicella
Valpolicella ripasso

24

What is the method used to make amarone

Appassimento (raisination)

Corvina grape blended with rondinella (also molinara, negara)

25

What is bardolino DOC

Lighter style of valpolicella

26

What is the principle most important white zone in veneto

Soave DOC
(70% garganega, trebbiano di soave, chardonnay)
Recioto de soave DOCG and superiore DOCG

27

What are the three provinces that make up Piedmont Wine region

Asti, alessandria, cuneo