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1
Q

What grape goes into Taurasi DOCG?

A

Aglianico

2
Q

What is the profile of Aglianico?

A

Aglianico is a late ripening, thick-skinned grape that produces full-bodied red wine high in acid and tannin with flavors of smoked spice, dark black fruits and plums.

3
Q

What DOCG in Campania based on Aglianico?

A

Taurasi DOCG

4
Q

What are the 2 major white grapes of Campania?

A
  1. Greco
  2. Fiano
5
Q

What are the 2 DOCG white wines of Campania?

A
  1. Fiano di Avellino DOCG (fuller)
  2. Greco di Tufo DOCG (leaner)
6
Q

What are the soils mainly like in Campania?

A

Volcanic

Thanks to the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, volcanic soils abound in Campania.

7
Q

What is the name of the extinct volcano in Basilicata?

A

Monte Vulture

8
Q

Which DOC in Basilicata is based on Aglianico?

A

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

9
Q

Campania is on which sea?

A

Tyrrhenian Sea

10
Q

While mostly landlocked, Basilicata has a coastline on which major sea?

A

Tyrrhenian Sea

11
Q

Is Campania north or south of Lazio?

A

Campania is south of Lazio.

12
Q

In Puglia, vines were traditionally ___-trained.  Today, vines are more commonly ___ trained.

A

Traditionally bush-trained

Today more cordon-trained (making mechanized harvesting easier)

13
Q

What are the 2 noteworthy red grapes of Puglia?

A
  1. Negroamaro
  2. Primitivo (Zinfandel)
14
Q

Which DOC in Puglia best represents Negroamaro?

A

Salice Salentino DOC

15
Q

Most grapes grown in Sicily are bottled under which appellations?

A

IGT Terre Siciliane

or

Sicilia DOC (only if yields are somewhat smaller)

16
Q

Which red grape variety is the main component of Terre di Sicilia IGT / Sicilia DOC wines?

A

Nero d'Avola

17
Q

What international grape varieties are widely planted in Sicily?

A
  • Chardonnay
  • Syrah
18
Q

Some of Sicily's best wines come from what small appellation?

A

Etna DOC

19
Q

Red wines from Etna DOC are primarily made from what 2 grape varieties?

A
  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Nerello Cappuccio
20
Q

Etna DOC makes white wines based on the Carricante grape.

What is the typical profile of a white Etna DOC?

A
  • Medium body
  • High acid
  • Citrus
  • Stony/steely
  • If aged, honey and wax notes
21
Q

What are the predominant soils of Etna DOC?

A

Well-draining volcanic soils