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1

Name the first 3 DOCGs awarded in 1980

Brunello di Montalcino
Barolo
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

2

In what year was the Denominazione di Origine Controlatta (DOC) system introduced?

1963-as a means to for formalizing and protecting Italian wine appellations

3

How many years must a region be recognized as DOC before applying for DOCG status?

5 years

4

What law established the Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) Category?

The 1992 Goria Law

5

What are the main white grape varietals of Piedmont

Moscato Bianco(Muscat a Petite Grains)
Cortese
Arneis
Erbaluce
Favorita(Vermentino)

6

What is Favorita?

Vermentino

7

What is Piedmont's most planted white grape?

Moscato Bianco (Muscat a Petite Grains)

8

Name the 6 minor varietals of Piedmont

Brachetto
Grignolino
Ruche
Croatina
Vespolina
Freisa

9

What are the 3 Major red grape varietals of Piedmont?

Nebbiolo
Dolcetto-earliest to ripen "little sweet one"
Barbera-the most planted red grape of Piedmont

10

What is the most planted grape of Piedmont?

Barbera

11

From where does Nebbiolo get its name?

La Nebbia- the morning fog that prolongs the grape's ripening process

12

What is a sori?

Piedmontese dialect- Hillsides with southern exposure in Langhe and Monferrato

13

What is the climate of Piedmont?

Continental with a rain shadow effect by the Alps

14

What is the river that cuts through Piedmont?

The Po River

15

Name the 2 most significant wine regions of Italy

Piedmont and Tuscany

16

Name the 2 major mountain ranges of Italy

The Appenines-the spine of Italy
The Alps-bracket the northern regions

17

What is Nizza?

Italy's 74th DOCG approved in 2004

18

Name Italy's Wine Classifications

DOCG/DOP
DOC/DOP
IGT/IGP
Vino (formerly Vino da Tavola)

19

What is the river on which Barolo and Barbaresco are located?

The Tanaro River

20

Name the 5 main communes of Barolo

La Morra
Barolo
Serralunga d'Alba
Monforte d'Alba
Castiglione Falletto

21

Prior to 2010 what were the aging requirements of Barolo?

3 years (2 years in oak)

22

Which 2 communes of Barolo have Tortonian soils?

La Morra and Barolo
-higher proportion of calcareous marl provide a softer style of wine

23

What is the soil type of Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba?

Serravallian (Helvetian)
-sandstone soils suppy more structure in the wines

24

What are the current aging requirements of Barolo?

38 months from November 1 of the harvest year, only 18 months must be in oak

25

What are the aging requirements for Barolo Riserva?

62 months

26

Name 3 modern producers of Barolo

Paolo Scavino
Luciano Sandrone
Elio Altare

27

Name the 3 towns of Barbaresco production

Barbaresco
Nieve
Treiso
(A portion of Alba is also permitted)

28

What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco?

2 years minimum (9 months in cask)
4 years for Riserva

29

Name 3 traditional Barolo producers

Giacomo Conterno
Bartolo Mascarello
Giuseppe Rinaldi

30

What is Barolo Chinato?

a DOCG aromatized wine that is flavored with quinine

31

In what year did Roero become a DOCG?

2004, reds-95%Nebbiolo, whites-Arneis

32

What are the aging requirements for Barbera d'Asti?

Normale-4 months
Superiore-14 months (6 months in cask)

33

Name 2 DOCGs for Barbera

Barbera d'Asti DOCG
Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
2008-Monferrato hills east of the Langhe

34

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

35

What is Spanna?

Nebbiolo in Ghemme and Gattinara

36

What is Uva Rara?

Bonarda Novarese, used for blending in Ghemme

37

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

38

Which 2 DOCGs straddle the Sesia River?

Gattinara DOCG
Ghemme DOCG
Nebbiolo based wines often blended with Vespolina and Bonarda