Flashcards in Portugal Deck (29):
What are the three climates of Portugal?
Maritime, Mediterranean and Continental
Portugal's most common red variety is
What are three grape varieties are used in Port and also unfortified red wines?
Touriga National, Touriga Franc, Tinta Roriz
What Portugese red variety is extremely tannic?
The white varieties of Vinho Verde are
Alvarinho and Loureiro
What are the white "noble" grapes of Madeira?
Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, Malvasia (Mamsey)
Vinho Verde produces white, rose and red wines. T or F
What are the three subregions of The Douro Valley?
Biaxo Corgo, Cima Corgo, Douro Superior
What are the five preferred grapes for port?
Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo)
What are the predominant grape varieties for white port?
The DOC for Port in the Douro Valley has a unique and complex vineyard ranking system called the
Based on the Cadastro system, vineyards are ranked from ____ to _____.
A to F
The beneficio refers to what?
The volume of Port that a vineyard is allowed to produce.
estate or vineyard.
List the styles of Port
Port is fortified before, during or after the fermentation process?
The basic style of Port is
What's the difference between a Vintage Port and a LBV Port
Both are from a single vintage, but LBV is filtered before bottling and ready to be consumed upon release.
What is a Colheita Port?
A single vintage tawny Port aged in cask for at least 7 years.
Which style port if made in both off-dry and sweet styles and served as a aperitif?
Portugal's two most famous fortified wines are
Port and Madiera
The term used to describe Madiera's "cooking" process is
Vineyards in Madiera are irrigated via
What are the two main ways to maderize Madiera wines?
What is an estufa?
A steel vat
What are cantieros?
Which is the least expensive estufagem method? Cuba de calor or armazem de calor?
Cuba de calor
List the classic styles of Madiera from driest to sweetest?