Flashcards in Spain Deck (32):
The capital of La Rioja
The three sub regions of Rioja
The major river the runs through Rioja
What are the 3 other major cities beside the capital in La Rioja
Haro, to the north west
Nájera, west of Logroño
Calahorra, to the south east
Besides the role of geographic demarcation, what the significant mount Dion ranges surrounding also provide?
Cantabrian mountains to the north west protect from the cold Atlantic winds
Sierra de la Demanda to the west protect from western winds
Yerga mountains of Rioja Baja protect from the warm Mediterranean guts from the east.
What is population of La Rioja
Half of which live in Logroño
20% of which work in the wine trade
Who was the grand hero to pull Riojas capital back into the fold of Christian Spain and when?
El Cid, conquered the city of Logroño from the Moors in 1092
the name of the large plateau in central Spain
Spains climate is mostly...
protected from the north by the pyrenees and cantabrian mountains and 60% of the country is above 2,000 ft elevation (meseta).
How many autonomous regions in Spain?
19 autonomous regions
15 on the Iberian peninsula
2 island group, Canary and Balearic
2 in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla
What is another name for Macabeo
what are the two categories of table wine in Spain
Vinos de Mesa (table wine)
Vinos de la Tierra (country wine) (from one single geographical indication)
what are the 4 sub categories of Quality wine in Spain?
- Vinos de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica (VCIG)
- Denominaciónes de origen (DO)
- Denominaciónes de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
- Vinos de pago
How many DO's in Spain (2016)
define: Vino de Pago
- Established in 2003
- Recognized excellence in a single estate
- May or may not be within existing DO
- Set their own Appelation rules
- As of 2016 - 14 Pagos
list 7 synonyms for Tempraillo
Tinta de Toro. - Toro
Tinta de País. -Ribera del Duero, CIgales
Tinto Fino. - Ribera del Duero
Ull de Llebre. - Catalonia
Cencibel. - La Mancha, Valdepeñas
Aragonêz. - Portugal
Tinta Roriz. - Douro, Portugal
List 3 age statements that both PGI and PDO wines can use on the label and the requirements.
- Vino Noble - 18 months age in barricas or bottles
- Vino Añejo - 24 months age in barricas or bottles
- Vino Viejo - 36 months age in strongly oxidative environment.
the name of the area in northwest Spain
-the Galicia Region.
-also called Green Spain.
-exposed to the Atlantic, it is cooler and wetter than the rest of Spain.
what are 3 grapes of Rias Baixas
Albariño is king, with Loureira and Trexadura
what 4 key regions follow the Duero across the north of Spain towards Portugal, and what area is this?
Area: Castilla y León
- Ribera del Duero
the Key white Varetal from Rueda
When was Rioja elevated in status?
- first region to DO status - 1925
- first region to DOCa status - 1991
What is another name for Mazuelo?
the name of the Soil famous in Priorat DOQ
- a slate flecked with mica soil
main grape of Priorat DOQ
with Cariñena almost as prominent
the significant grape style of Tarragona DO
- 75% full bodied aromatic whites.
- also the largest of Catalonia's DO's
what are the 3 DO's of Murcia, Spain
all located inland, effected by warm central Spain and produce deep wines from Monastrell
Three towns that make up the Sherry triangle
- Sanlúcar de Barrameda
- El Puerto de Santa Maria
- Jerez de la Fontera
What is the Key soil type for Palomino in Jerez
- Brilliant white with incredible water retention qualities, it is about 30% limestone with chalk and sand
Define; en rama
Unfiltered Fino Sherry
list the age classifications for sherry
- Vinos con Indicatión de Edad
aged for 12-15 years
- Vinos de Vejez Calificada
= Vinum Optimum Signatum (VOS/Very Old Sherry)
= Vinum Optimum Rare Signature (VORS/Very Old Rare Sherry)