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1

Name the two mountain ranges that moderate North Central Spain, what do they moderate

In the NE-Pyrenees

NW-Cantabrian Moutnains

They create a rain shadow

2

Describe the climate of Galicia

Cooler maritime

3

Malaga DO- Vino dulce

Min alc 15-22%

4

Malaga DO- Dulce vino de licor

Includes the following categories:
Vina Maestro (fresh grapes, fortified pre-fermentation)

Vino Dulce Naturel (Fresh grapes fortified after fermentation, starts with 4-7% naturally fermented alcohol) min. 212g/l must weight

Vino Tierno
"Sunned Grapes" -must be sun dried
Fortified after Ferementation. 350g/l min must weight

5

He big must a Rioja cask be?

225L

6

What red grapes might you find in Rias Baixas DO?

Caino, Espadiero and Mencia

7

What does Somotano mean?

"beneath the mountain" it is at the foothills of the Pyrenees

8

O rosal and Condado do Tea must have min 70% what?

Albarino, loureira or Treixadura

9

What Do is the most southernly

Monterrei DO

10

What was the rirst region to gain DOCa, what year

Rioja 1991

11

Malaga DO- Dulce vino de licor

Includes the following categories:
Vina Maestro (fresh grapes, fortified pre-fermentation)

Vino Dulce Naturel (Fresh grapes fortified after fermentation, starts with 4-7% naturally fermented alcohol) min. 212g/l must weight

Vino Tierno
"Sunned Grapes" -must be sun dried
Fortified after Ferementation. 350g/l min must weight

12

What is the hottest sub zone of Navarra DO?

Ribera Baja

13

Malaga DO- Vino de uvas pacificadas dulce

not fortified, sweet wines produced from dried grapes

14

What is the local dried grape wine of Ribeiro DO called?

Vino Tostado

15

Where would you find Vino Tostado, what is it?

Ribeiro DO, a dried grape wine

16

What are the five sub zones of Rias Baixas DO?

Val do Salnes
Riveira do Ulla
Soutomaior
O Rosal
Condado do Tea

17

What DO is famous for rose bottling?

Navarra DO

18

What DO is the most eastern in Galicia

Valdeorras DO

19

Discuss modernist white wine production in rioja

Cleaner and fruitier

20

White Txakoli is normally produced from what grape?

Ondarrabi Zuri

21

Malaga DO- Vino seco

Not fortified
Min 70% recommended grapes

22

Malaga DO- Vino de uvas sobre maduradas dulce

Sweet wine from over-ripe grape, not fortified, min alc 12% min pot 16%

23

Min % or red grapes in Rioja rosado production

25%

24

What are 4 DOs in the Autonomia of Aragon?

Campo de Borja DO
Calatayud DO
Carinena DO
Somontano DO

25

A wine labeled Rias Baixas Albarino may contain what blending grapes?

None

26

White Rioja aging requirements for all levels

Crianza-2yrs. 6mnths oak
Reserva-2yrs. 6mnths oak
G. Reserva-4yrs. 6mnths oak

27

Modern Rioja's oak regiment is mostly

French Oak, more extraction of the fruit

28

What % of albarino must be in Val do Salnes or Riveira do Ulla

Min 70%

29

What is classic style Rioja's oak regiment

More American

30

Where is the ancestral home to Carignan/Mazuelo Grape?

Carinena

31

What is the most common Txakoli red variety?

Ondarrabi Beltza

32

What are the three principal DO of the Pais Vasco?

Getariako Txakolina
Bizkaiko Txakolina
Arabako Txakolina

33

Discuss traditionalist white wine production in Rioja

More woodtoned, oxidative wine making

34

What two local grapes might you find in Somotano

Alcanon and red Parraleta

35

What are the Rec. grapes for Malaga DO-

PX
Moscal de Alexandria
Moscatel de grano Menudo (moscatel morisco)

36

Red Rioja aging requirements for all levels

Crianza- 2yrs. 1oak
Reserve-3yrs. 1oak
G. Reserva-5yrs (2oak,3btl)

37

What three sub zones of Navarra are the highest in altitude?

Valdizarbe
Baja Montana
Tierra Estella

38

What are the five DOs of Galicia

Rias Baixas
Ribeiro
Valdeorras
Riveira Sacra
Monterrei

39

What are the AUTHORIZED grapes for Malaga DO-

Lairen
Doradilla
Romé (Only red grape authorized)

40

Three major red varietals of Ribeira Sacra

Mencia
Treixadura
Godello

41

What are the five sub zones of Navarra?

Valdizarbe
Baja Montana
Tierra Estella
Ribera Alta
Ribera Baja

42

What are the five subregions of Ribeira Sacra

Amandi
Chantada
Quiroga-Bibei
Riberas do Sil
Riberas do Mino

43

Ribeiro DO is located along what river?

Mino

44

What is Ojo de Gallo?

Rose wines made in Txakoli that are usually a blend of both Ondarrabi Zuri and Ondarrabi Beltza

45

Where does the Ebro River begin?

The Cantabrian Mountains in the NW

46

Getariako Txakolina
Bizkaiko Txakolina
Arabako Txakolina

may produce wines of what color?

All three

47

What three estates have their own DO Pago appellations

Senorio de Arinzano- Tierra Estella
Prado- Tierra Estella
Bodegas Otazu-Valdizarbe