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1

What grape goes into Taurasi DOCG?

Aglianico

2

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.

3

What are the 2 DOCGs in Campania based on Aglianico?

  1. Taurasi DOCG
  2. Aglianico del Taburno DOCG

4

What are the 3 white grapes of Campania?

Which 2 produce higher-quality wines?

  1. Greco
  2. Fiano
  3. Falanghina

5

What are the 2 DOCG white wines of Campania?

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

6

What are the soils mainly like in Campania?

Volcanic

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

7

What is the name of the extinct volcano in Basilicata?

Monte Vulture

8

Which DOC in Basilicata is based on Aglianico?

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

9

Campania is on which sea?

Tyrrhenian Sea

10

Basilicata touches which 2 seas?

  1. Tyrrhenian Sea
  2. Ionian Sea

Note: Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata's most important appellation, is landlocked and does not border either sea.

11

Is Campania north or south of Lazio?

Campania is south of Lazio.

12

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

Traditionally bush-trained

Today more cordon-trained (making mechanized harvesting easier)

13

What are the 2 noteworthy red grapes of Puglia?

  1. Negroamaro
  2. Primitivo (Zinfandel)

14

Which DOC in Puglia best represents Negroamaro?

Salice Salentino DOC

15

Most grapes grown in Sicily are bottled under which appellations?

IGT Terre Siciliane

or

Sicilia DOC (only if yields are somewhat smaller)

16

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

Nero d'Avola

17

What international grape varieties are widely planted in Sicily?

  • Chardonnay
  • Syrah

18

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

Etna DOC

19

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

  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Nerello Cappuccio

20

Etna DOC makes white wines based on the Carricante grape.

What is the typical profile of a white Etna DOC?

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

21

What are the predominant soils of Etna DOC?

Well-draining volcanic soils