Flashcards in Veneto Deck (26):
What region of Italy produces more wine than any other region?
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
Wines labeled as "superiore" in Valpolicella indicate what?
-shows a rounder character
-higher minimum alcohol
-minimum 1 year of aging
Name the body of water of the Valpolicella Classico Region?
What is the grape and style of Breganze Torcolato DOC wines?
-passito in style
What is the name of the lofts in which grapes undergo the recioto proccess?
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
What is the aging requirement for Amarone Riserva?
minimum 4 years of aging
What year did Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella gain DOCG status?
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
What DOC zone lies between Valpolicella Classico and the eastern shores of Lake Garda?
What are the requirements for Bardolino Superiore DOCG?
- a year or aging prior to release
-an additional 1% of alcohol (12%)
What style of wine is Bardolino Chiaretto?
What is the principal and most important white wine zone of the Veneto?
What are the grape varietals of Soave?
minimum 70% Gargenega
Trebbiano di Soave
What are the 2 DOCGs of Soave?
-Recioto di Soave DOCG
-Soave Superiore DOCG
What are the 2 subregions of Soave Superiore?
What are the aging requirements for Soave Superiore?
-At least one year with a minimum 3 months of bottle aging
-Riserva, 2 years
How long are Recioto di Soave grapes dried for?
-4-6 months barrel fermentation is common
-botrytis is encouraged
True or False:
Soave DOC and Recioto di Soave DOCG wines may be spumante.
-Soave Superiore DOCG wines may NOT
What is the grape of Gambellara DOC?
the semi-aromatic Gargenega
In what year did Recioto di Gambellara achieve DOCG status?
-for sweet and sparkling wines produced from 100% dried Gargenega grapes.
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
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
What is Cartizze?
the most noteworthy "cru" of subzone of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG