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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)

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)

9

 

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 

10

 

Which DO produces Manzanilla?

 

Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda DO

11

 

Which commune is famous for Moscatel?

 

Chipiona

(most Arenas)

12

 

Which communes are permitted for Sherry production outside Jerez Superior?

 

North:

Lebrija

 

South:

Puerto Real

Chiclana de la Frontera

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

14

 

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.