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Flashcards in Spain Deck (12):
1

world status

  • 3rd largest producer, exporter
  • top consumer: 20gal / capita
  • #1 acres under vine

2

Consejo Regulador

A semi-autonomous governing body for each region and for each food type, comprising skilled, impartial members who investigate the quality, ingredients and production process of each product, ensuring they attain specific quality levels.

3

INDO

  • Instituto Nacional de Denominaciones de Origen
  • established DOs

4

quality designations

Ordinary wine:

  • Vino de Mesa
  • Vino de la Tierra
  • Vinos de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica

Quality Wines:

  • Denominación de Origen (DO)
  • Deonominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
  • Denominación de Origen Pago  (single estate, DO Pago)

5

Vino de Cosecha

  • vintage wine
  • at least 85% of declared vintage
  • soft and fruity

6

Joven

  • usu. less than a yr old
  • little or no oak

7

Crianza

  • released in its 3rd yr
  • aging: 6mo oak, 2yrs total
  • Rioja, Duero: 1yr oak, 2yrs total

8

Reserva

  • red: 3yrs total, 1yr oak, 1yr bottle
  • white/rosé: 2yrs aging, 6mo oak

9

Gran Reserva

  • red: 18mo oak, 42mo bottle
  • white/rosé: 4yrs aging, 6mo oak

10

Varietals

  • White
    • Albariño
    • Verdejo
    • Airén (most planted)
    • Palomino
    • Pedro Ximénez
    • Macabeo (=Viura)
  • Red
    • Tempranillo (=Tinto Fino, Tinta Roriz, Tinto de Toro)
    • Garnacha (=Grenache)
    • Monestrell (=Mouvèdre)
    • Mazuelo (=Carignan)

11

espumoso

sparkling

12

cava

sparkling by méthode champagnoise