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1

What region of Italy produces more wine than any other region?

True

2

What is the blend of Valpolicella DOC?

45%-95% Corvina blended with Rondinella
-Molinara, Nergrara, Oseleta may not exceed a total 15% of the blend

3

Wines labeled as "superiore" in Valpolicella indicate what?

-shows a rounder character
-higher minimum alcohol
-minimum 1 year of aging

4

Name the body of water of the Valpolicella Classico Region?

Lake Garda

5

What is the grape and style of Breganze Torcolato DOC wines?

Vespaiolo
-passito in style

6

What is the name of the lofts in which grapes undergo the recioto proccess?

Fruttai

7

What is a stylistic difference between Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone?

-Recioto della Valpolicella grapes are typically dried for an additional month resulting in semi-sweet to sweet wine
-Amarone is fermented to dryness or near dryness

8

What is the aging requirement for Amarone Riserva?

minimum 4 years of aging

9

What year did Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella gain DOCG status?

2010

10

What is Valpolicella Ripasso?

-DOC as of 2010
-a stepping stone in style between Valpolicella and Amarone
-a wine "re-passed" over and re-fermented with the unpressed skins of grapes previously fermented for Amarone or Recioto wines
-12.5% abv min 13% abv superiore

11

What DOC zone lies between Valpolicella Classico and the eastern shores of Lake Garda?

Bardolino DOC
-Corvina, Rondinella

12

What are the requirements for Bardolino Superiore DOCG?

- a year or aging prior to release
-an additional 1% of alcohol (12%)

13

What style of wine is Bardolino Chiaretto?

Rose

14

What is the principal and most important white wine zone of the Veneto?

Soave DOC

15

What are the grape varietals of Soave?

minimum 70% Gargenega
Trebbiano di Soave
Chardonnay

16

What are the 2 DOCGs of Soave?

-Recioto di Soave DOCG
-Soave Superiore DOCG

17

What are the 2 subregions of Soave Superiore?

-Classico
-Colli Scaligeri

18

What are the aging requirements for Soave Superiore?

-At least one year with a minimum 3 months of bottle aging
-Riserva, 2 years

19

How long are Recioto di Soave grapes dried for?

-4-6 months barrel fermentation is common
-botrytis is encouraged

20

True or False:
Soave DOC and Recioto di Soave DOCG wines may be spumante.

True.
-Soave Superiore DOCG wines may NOT

21

What is the grape of Gambellara DOC?

the semi-aromatic Gargenega
-minimum 80%

22

In what year did Recioto di Gambellara achieve DOCG status?

2008
-for sweet and sparkling wines produced from 100% dried Gargenega grapes.

23

What are the minimum atmospheres of pressure for spumante and frizzante?

-Spumante-fully sparkling min. 3.5 atmospheres
-Frizzante-slightly sparkling 1-2.5 atmospheres

24

What are the 2 DOCG zones in place for Prosecco from 2009?

-Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG
-Asolo Prosecco DOCG
formerly known as Prosecco Montello e Colli Asolani

25

What is Cartizze?

the most noteworthy "cru" of subzone of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG
-106 ha

26

What is the requirement for vintage prosecco?

a minimum 85% of the stated year's harvest