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Flashcards in Sicily Deck (23):
1

What separates Sicily from Calabria?

The Strait of Messina

2

Who is credited with "discovering" Marsala?

John Woodhouse

3

Why was Marsala originally fortified?

To survive the voyage to Britain

4

What is the most planted white grape of Sicily?

Cataratto

5

Zibbibo is more commonly known as...?

Muscat of Alexandria

6

Inziola, Carricante, and Grillo are all white/red grapes.

White

7

Frappato, Perrione, and Nerello Cappuccio are all white/red grapes.

Red

8

What is a synonym for Nero d'Avola?

Calabrese

9

What kind of soils characterize Etna DOC?

Well drained volcanic soils

10

Name the two dominant grape varietals in Etna DOC.

Nerello Mascalese
Carricante

11

Name an exemplary producer in Faro DOC.

Palari

12

What is the only DOCG zone on Sicily?

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

13

What are the two main grapes of Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG?

Nero d'Avola
Frappato

14

Where in Sicily does Cataratto grow best?

Western Sicily

15

Give two denominaziones that are Catarrato dominant.

Alcamo DOC (Bianco wines)
Marsala DOC

16

Nero d'Avola is often likened to what Rhône varietal?

Syrah

17

True/False: Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG wines undergo extended maceration.

False
Macerations are short to preserve the cherry-red color of the wine.

18

Where on Sicily is the Vittoria zone?

Southeastern Sicily

19

What is sole white grape permitted in Noto DOC?

Moscato

20

What styles of wine are released under Malvasia delle Lipari DOC?

Bianco
Passito
Liquoroso

21

What is the minimum amount of residual sugar required for Malvasia delle Lipari passito and liquoroso wines?

6%
60 g/l

22

What is the dominant varietal in wines from Pantelleria?

Zibbibo

23

Where is Pantelleria located?

In the Mediterranean between Sicily and Africa