Flashcards in Piedmonte Deck (38):
Name the first 3 DOCGs awarded in 1980
Brunello di Montalcino
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
In what year was the Denominazione di Origine Controlatta (DOC) system introduced?
1963-as a means to for formalizing and protecting Italian wine appellations
How many years must a region be recognized as DOC before applying for DOCG status?
What law established the Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) Category?
The 1992 Goria Law
What are the main white grape varietals of Piedmont
Moscato Bianco(Muscat a Petite Grains)
What is Favorita?
What is Piedmont's most planted white grape?
Moscato Bianco (Muscat a Petite Grains)
Name the 6 minor varietals of Piedmont
What are the 3 Major red grape varietals of Piedmont?
Dolcetto-earliest to ripen "little sweet one"
Barbera-the most planted red grape of Piedmont
What is the most planted grape of Piedmont?
From where does Nebbiolo get its name?
La Nebbia- the morning fog that prolongs the grape's ripening process
What is a sori?
Piedmontese dialect- Hillsides with southern exposure in Langhe and Monferrato
What is the climate of Piedmont?
Continental with a rain shadow effect by the Alps
What is the river that cuts through Piedmont?
The Po River
Name the 2 most significant wine regions of Italy
Piedmont and Tuscany
Name the 2 major mountain ranges of Italy
The Appenines-the spine of Italy
The Alps-bracket the northern regions
What is Nizza?
Italy's 74th DOCG approved in 2004
Name Italy's Wine Classifications
Vino (formerly Vino da Tavola)
What is the river on which Barolo and Barbaresco are located?
The Tanaro River
Name the 5 main communes of Barolo
Prior to 2010 what were the aging requirements of Barolo?
3 years (2 years in oak)
Which 2 communes of Barolo have Tortonian soils?
La Morra and Barolo
-higher proportion of calcareous marl provide a softer style of wine
What is the soil type of Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba?
-sandstone soils suppy more structure in the wines
What are the current aging requirements of Barolo?
38 months from November 1 of the harvest year, only 18 months must be in oak
What are the aging requirements for Barolo Riserva?
Name 3 modern producers of Barolo
Name the 3 towns of Barbaresco production
(A portion of Alba is also permitted)
What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco?
2 years minimum (9 months in cask)
4 years for Riserva
Name 3 traditional Barolo producers
What is Barolo Chinato?
a DOCG aromatized wine that is flavored with quinine
In what year did Roero become a DOCG?
2004, reds-95%Nebbiolo, whites-Arneis
What are the aging requirements for Barbera d'Asti?
Superiore-14 months (6 months in cask)
Name 2 DOCGs for Barbera
Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
2008-Monferrato hills east of the Langhe
Name 3 DOC of Piedmont
Lessona DOC-near Ghemme, Nebbiolo based reds
Sizzano DOC-near Ghemme, Nebbiolo based reds
Carema DOC-near Valle d'Aosta-fragrant Nebbiolo wines
What is Spanna?
Nebbiolo in Ghemme and Gattinara
What is Uva Rara?
Bonarda Novarese, used for blending in Ghemme
Name the 2 clones of Bonarda used for blending in Ghemme and Gattinara
Ghemme-Uva Rara,or Bonarda Novarese
Gattinara-Bonarda di Gattinara
*no relation to the Bonarda of Argentina