Flashcards in Piemonte Deck (104)
Piemonte is considered one of Italy's most important wine regions along side what other place?
In English, what does Piemonte translate to?
"Foot of the Mountain"
Name two mountain ranges that cradle the Piemonte region.
What is the major river that runs through the Piemonte region?
The Po River
True/False: The alluvial plains created by the Po River are suitable for viticulture.
No. The soils are too fertile.
Name the three provinces of Piemonte.
Generally speaking, what are the two "hills" that are most recognized in Piemonte?
In relation to the Po River, where does most viticulture occur?
South of the river
Describe the general soil type found in Piemonte.
Thin, calcareous marl and sandstone
What is the general climate type of Piemonte?
Which mountain range is responsible for creating the rain shadow effect in Piemonte?
In which region is there lore of producers firing cannons in the sky to ward off clouds?
What is the term used for prized souther exposures in Piemonte (particularly Barbaresco)?
What is the most notable native red grape of Piemonte?
From where does Nebbiolo take its name?
La Nebbia - the fog
Describe the general structure of Nebbiolo.
High alcohol, high acid, extreme tannin
A statue from ______ in La Morra threatened extreme physical punishment for uprooting Nebbiolo vines.
Name the 3 major red grapes of Piemonte.
What does "dolcetto" mean in English?
Little sweet one
In Dolcetto wines, which is higher, the acid or the tannin?
Are Dolcetto based wines meant to be drunk young, or with age?
What is the most planted red grape in Piemonte?
Aside from Piemonte's "Big Three" red grapes, name 6 other red varietals that are indigenous to the region.
What is the most planted white varietal in Piemonte?
In France, Moscato Bianco is know as....?
Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc
Aside from Moscato, name 4 other white grapes grown in Piemonte.
True/False: Piemonte is home to more DOC regions than anywhere else in Italy.
How many DOCG regions are recognized in Piemonte?
True/False: Over half of Piemonte's production is DOC quality or better.