What grape goes into Taurasi DOCG?
What is the profile of Aglianico?
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.
What are the 2 DOCGs in Campania based on Aglianico?
- Taurasi DOCG
- Aglianico del Taburno DOCG
What are the 3 white grapes of Campania?
Which 2 produce higher-quality wines?
What are the 2 DOCG white wines of Campania?
- Fiano di Avellino DOCG (fuller)
- Greco di Tufo DOCG (leaner)
What are the soils mainly like in Campania?
Thanks to the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, volcanic soils abound in Campania.
What is the name of the extinct volcano in Basilicata?
Which DOC in Basilicata is based on Aglianico?
Aglianico del Vulture DOC
Campania is on which sea?
Basilicata touches which 2 seas?
- Tyrrhenian Sea
- Ionian Sea
Note: Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata's most important appellation, is landlocked and does not border either sea.
Is Campania north or south of Lazio?
Campania is south of Lazio.
In Puglia, vines were traditionally ___-trained. Today, vines are more commonly ___ trained.
Today more cordon-trained (making mechanized harvesting easier)
What are the 2 noteworthy red grapes of Puglia?
- Primitivo (Zinfandel)
Which DOC in Puglia best represents Negroamaro?
Salice Salentino DOC
Most grapes grown in Sicily are bottled under which appellations?
IGT Terre Siciliane
Sicilia DOC (only if yields are somewhat smaller)
Which red grape variety is the main component of Terre di Sicilia IGT / Sicilia DOC wines?
What international grape varieties are widely planted in Sicily?
Some of Sicily's best wines come from what small appellation?
Red wines from Etna DOC are primarily made from what 2 grape varieties?
- Nerello Mascalese
- Nerello Cappuccio
Etna DOC makes white wines based on the Carricante grape.
What is the typical profile of a white Etna DOC?
- Medium body
- High acid
- If aged, honey and wax notes
What are the predominant soils of Etna DOC?
Well-draining volcanic soils