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Flashcards in Sherry Deck (14):
1

 

What are the permitted vine training methods in Sherry?

 

Vara y Pulgar ONLY!

Spur pruned with spurs alternating every year.

2

 

What are the permitted grapes in Sherry?

 

Palomino

-Palomino Fino

-Palomino de Jeres

Pedro Ximénez

Moscatel (varietal only)

3

 

Name the 4 major Pagos of Sherry production:

 

Añina

Carrascal

Banaína

Macharnudo (over 2K acres, largest in Spain)

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4

 

Which styles of Sherry are allowed to carry a Certified Age Declaration? (4)

 

(VOS / VORS)

Amontillado

Oloroso

Palo Cortado

Pedro Ximénez Vino Dulce Natural

5

 

What is the minimum aging for Sherry?

 

Min. 2 years prior to release

(prior to 2010, wines were aged for a minimum of 3 years)

6

 

What is the minimum aging for VOS Sherry?

 

20yrs average

7

 

What is the minimum aging for VORS Sherry?

 

30yrs average

8

 

What are the primary soils of Sherry production?

 

Arenas (Sand)

Barros (Clay)

Albariza (Limestone)

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Which communes are in the Jerez Superior region?

 

(Best parcels of Albariza)

Jerez de la Frontera

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

El Puerto de Santa María

Trebujena

 

Parts of Rota and Chipiona 

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10

 

Which DO produces Manzanilla?

 

Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO

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11

 

Which commune is famous for Moscatel?

 

Chipiona

(most Arenas)

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12

 

Which communes are permitted for Sherry production outside Jerez Superior?

 

North:

Lebrija

 

South:

Puerto Real

Chiclana de la Frontera

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13

 

What is the Zona de Crianza?

 

AKA "Sherry Triangle"

Communes where aging can take place:

Jerez de la Frontera

Sanlúcar de Barrameda

El Puerto de Santa Maria

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What is Tintilla de Rota?

 

Local synonym for Graciano

Red wine from Rota

AKA "Rota Tent"

Traditionally made through Soleo and added Arrope, though still-dry versions are starting to exist.