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1

Rioja alavesa is the largest or smallest subzone

smallest

2

Who makes Baron de Chirel

Marques de Riscal

3

Who makes 904

La Rioja Alta

4

Mazuelo aka

Carignan

5

Who makes Prado Enea

Bodega Muga

6

Define each sub region of Rioja by style

Alavesa (Coolest, some canonic, early consumption)

Alta (slightly warmer, most classic style of Rioja, same soil as Alavesa with high proportions of cancerous clay)

Baja (Hottest with alluvial silty soil)

7

Mazuelo AKA

Carignan

8

Chardonnay, Sauvigon Blanc and Verdejo may make up what % of white rioja

Less than 50%

9

What is Rioja Named after

Oja- small tributary and the first DOCa in 1991

10

Tempranillo AKA

Cencibel

11

What sub zone of Rioja is located within Basque country

Alavesa

12

What was the last grape authorized for Rioja production, what year?

Maturana Tinta (Trousseau) 2007

13

What mountains shelter Northern Spain to the North East and NW?

Pyrenees in The North East
Cantabrian in the North West

14

North Central Spain comprises three Autonomia, what are they?

Navarra
La Rioja
Aragon

15

Name two producers located in Alavesa

Marques de Riscal and Ysios

16

Where are you most likely to see carbonic on rioja

Alavesa

17

Name 4 DOs that the Duero River Flows Through

Toro
Rueda
Zamora
Arribes

18

Major white grapes for white Rioja

Viura
Garnacha Blanca
Malvasia Riojano
Maturana Blanca

19

Macabeo AKA

Viura

20

What river runs through Rioja

Ebro

21

Navarra DO is famous for what?

Rosado Bottlings

22

What are the five subregions of the Navarra DO?

1. Tierra Estella (NW, cool)
2. Valdizarbe (N, cool)
3. Baja Montana (NE, cool.)
4. Ribera Alta (Largest right in the center)
5. Ribera Baja (In the South, the hottest)

23

Name tempranillos main blending partners and min % of blendd

Mazuelo
Graciano
Garnacha
Maturana Tinta (as of 2007)

These grapes with Tempranillo must comprise min 85% of the blend, 95% if destemmed

Cabernet, monastrell, etc, may make up the rest

24

Most Northernly Subregion of Rioja

Alavesa

25

Gravonia can be red or white, T or F

False., just white

26

Maturana Tinta

Trousseau

27

Tell me about Ysios

Located in Alavesa they make wines of 100% Tempranillo

28

How much combined SB, Chard & Verdejo may be permitted in white Rioja

Must be less than 50%

29

Pasquera makes wine of what variety

Tempranillo

30

Historically, why did the center of Haro become known for Rioja production

1st major trainstation

31

Rosado wine must have what min % of red grapes

25%

32

Rosado requirements

Min 25% combined
Tempranillo
Mazuelo
Garnacha Tinta
Maturana Tinta
Granciano

33

Any DOP wines may use the following terminology on their label, define them...

Noble
Anejo
Viejo

Noble- 18months aging in a cask less that 600L
Anejo-24 months aging in a cask less than 600L
Viejo-36 Months aging and must demonstrate and oxidative character

34

5 grapes must make up 85% of the Rioja blend unless what is true

The Grapes are whole cluster, 95% if destemmed

35

Rosado wines require a min _________% of red grapes

25%

36

Who makes Amelia

Dominio de Pingus

37

How big must Riopja Casks be

225 L

38

What does noble on a wine label indicate?

18mnths aging in a cask less then 600LO

39

What two subregions of Rioja share the most similar soil

Alvesa and Alta`

40

Min aging for white Rioja all levels

Crianza -2years/6mnth oak (remainder may be in bottle, stainless or oak)

Reserva blanco & rosado- 2years/6mnth oak (remainder may be in bottle, or oak STAINLESS NOT ALLOWED)]

G. Reserva- 4 years/6mnth oak (remainder may be in bottle, or oak STAINLESS NOT ALLOWED)]

41

Who makes Contino

CVNE

42

Permitted vine training for RIoja

Cordon Single or Double

En Vaso (Bush Vine)

Vara y Pulgar (Shoot and Cane)

Double Guyot (Cannot be used for Viura, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia)

43

Who makes Janus Gran Reserva

Tinto Pasqiuera

44

Viura AKA

Macabeo

45

What is the hottest subregion of rioja

Rioja Baja (also more clay present, high proportion of Garnacha)

46

What are tempranillos main blending partners for Rioja

Mazuelo (Carignan), Graciano and Garnacha- must comprise 95% of blend if the grapes are destemmed, 85% otherwise

47

Where are Lopez, CVNE and Muga located?

Rioja Alta

48

Min Aging for Red Rioja, all quality levels

Crianza- 2 years, min 1 in oak

Reserva- 3 years/1oak

G. Reserva- 5years (2years oak/3 years bottle)

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What is En Vaso?

Bush vine training