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Navarra, La Rioja, Aragon
North Central Spain is essentially comprised of what three autonomias?
What mountains lie to the northeast?
What mountains lie to the northwest?
What river emerges from the western Cantabrian Mountains and flows on a southeasterly course toward the Mediterranean, passing through Rioja?
What river is Rioja named after?
What year was Rioja awarded DOCa status?
Gonzalo de Berceo
What 13th century Benedictine clergyman extolled the virtues of Rioja in verse?
What year did the king of Spain legally recognize Rioja?
In what century did the style of Rioja wines shift, subject to French influence?
What is the main grape of red Rioja?
Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano, Maturana Tinta
What are the secondary grapes of Rioja?
What is a Mazuelo a synonym for?
What is the main white grape of Rioja?
What is Viura known as elsewhere?
Malvasía, Garnacha Blanca, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Tempranillo Blanca, Maturana Blanca, Turruntés
What are the secondary grapes for white Rioja?
What is the maximum amount of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdejo allowed in a white Rioja?
Rioja Rosado wines require what amount of red grapes?
What are the aging requirements for red Rioja Crianza wines?
What are the aging requirements for red Rioja Reserva wines?
What are the aging requirements for red Rioja Gran Reserva wines?
Rioja casks must be what size?
What are the aging requirements for white/rosado Rioja Crianza wines?
What are the aging requirements for white/rosado Rioja Reserva wines?
What are the aging requirements for white/rosado Rioja Gran Reserva wines?
Alta, Oriental, Alavesa
What are the subregions of Rioja?
What is the smallest and northernmost zone of Rioja?
How is tempranillo released in Alavesa for early consumption?
What is the southwestern zone of Rioja?
Alta and Alavesa's soil contains a high proportion of what?
alluvial and ferrous clay
Rioja Oriental has what types of soil?
What grape performs best in Rioja Oriental?
What does fruit from Alavesa bring to a blend?
extract and alcoholic warmth
What does fruit from Oriental bring to a blend?
acidity and structure
What does fruit from Rioja Alta bring to a blend?
What is the oldest winery in Rioja?
What is the minimum vine age of single vineyard wines?
How many years must a winery work with a vineyard to be qualified for using a single vineyard designation?
Vino Espumosa Calidad wines are made with what method?
Smaller than 750ml and larger than 3L
Vino Espumosa Calidad wines may use the transfer method for what bottle sizes?
Vino Espumosa Gran Añada
What type of Vino Espumosa Calidad wines must come entirely from a single vintage, and state the vintage on the label?
Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut
Vino Espumosa Calidad wines may be made at what sweetness levels?
Vino Espumosa Calidad Brut wines may contain how must residual sugar?
Vino Espumosa Calidad Extra Brut wines may contain how must residual sugar?
less than 3 g/l and has not received dosage
Vino Espumosa Calidad Brut Nature wines may contain how must residual sugar?
How long must Vino Espumosa Gran Añada wines age on their lees?
How long must Vino Espumosa wines age on their lees?
How long must Vino Espumosa Calidad Reserva wines age on their lees?
La Rioja, Navarra, País Vasco
The Rioja DOCa lies within what regions?
What is the minimum amount of alcohol required for Rioja Tinto wines without a subzone designation?
What is the minimum amount of alcohol required for Rioja Riserva and Rioja Gran Riserva wines?
The city of Haro is located in what subregion of Rioja?
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