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North/Central Italian White Wines
40 questions about north/central Italian White wines. Flavour-related questions is partly avoided due to the subjectivity of it.
Terms in this set (40)
Which grape/s is making the following style? - Gavi
Which grape/s is making the following style? - Soave
Which grape/s is making the following style? - Prosecco
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Orvieto
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Verdicchio
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Pinot grigio
Most of north Italy
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Moscato d'asti
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Friulano
Friuli Venezie Igulia
What is the flavour profile of Gavi?
There are two main styles being the lean stainless steel one and what is often more aged wood barrique-version that has a creamier style. Typical flavours are peach, honey, lemon and almonds.
What is the charmat method?
Made to produce Asti and prosecco and was invented in 1895 by Federico Martinotti. The wine starts out still and then being mixed with sugar and east and then left in stainless steel pressure tanks and the second fermentation happens in this closed tank with pressure meaning that the carbon dioxide gets into the wine. This happens for 1-6 weeks. After that, at bottling the "dosage" is added usually to a brut level of 6-12g of sugar.
What grape/s are used for Franciacorta?
Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot Blanc and up to 10%Erbamat. (Relatively similar to champagne)
Is prosecco made the same way as champagne?
No, it has its second fermentation in a stainless steel tank for 1-6 weeks which means a more fruity, less complex wine as well as less carbonation. It also uses Glera as the grape.
What does the name "nebbiolo" come from?
It is connected with fog and It is said that it is either because of the foggy grey spots on the grapes themselves and/or that the grapes tends to grow well in foggy spots.
Which three countries dose Friuli-Venezia Giulia border to?
Austria, Slovenia and Croatia
What is the grape vermentino called in France?
Which big city is close to Asti where the famous sparkling wine comes from?
Turin with Genoa and Milan relatively close by. It is located in Piedmont
Which two countries are less than one hour drive away from Aosta (Italy)?
Switzerland and France with Chamonix being the biggest city
In which region is Alba located?
What is a passito wine?
This is a wine where the grapes has been dried in order to increase flavour. This can be either red or white wine.
Which (big) is the city mostly associated with Soave wine?
Verona. Soave is made with the garganega grape and is a DOC and there is also a DOCG since 2001.
Which white wine in the north east of Italy will have melon, peach and orange flavours?
Which two grapes are the parents of Muller-Thurgau?
Riesling and Madeleine Royale. This grape is a crossing created by Hermann Muller from the Swiss Canton of Thurgau in 1882
In which region would we typically find Petite Arvine?
Where is the Cinque Terre DOC located (region)?
What are the two second grapes allowed in a Soave?
Chardonnay and Verdicchio (Trebbiano di Soave = Verdicchio)
Which DOCG has Vermentino as their main grape?
Vermentino di Allura DOCG in North of Sardinia
In which part of Italy is the Friuliano Grape growing?
Northeast in Friuli-Venezia Giulia close to the Slovenian and Croatian border.
Which is the capital of Piedmont?
What is the capital of Marche?
Which Italian wine region is close to the southeast of France being on the northwest side of Italy?
What is the italian grape name for "Ugni Blanc" which it is called in France?
Which region in Italy produces the most Gewurztraminer?
Trentino Alto Adige
When was Cinque Terre granted DOC status?
Which was the first region to get DOC status in Italy?
Which other two grapes are allowed in the making of Soave (in addition to Garganega)?
Chardonnay and Verdicchio that is called trebbiano di Soave.
What is the main white grape planted in Lombardy?
Where is Vernaccia planted?
This grape/style is normally associated with this region/s - Famoso
Which Italian white wine is sometimes called "The Chablis of Italy"?
Gavi from Piedmont using the Cortese-grape
Which white grape is planted all over Italy and is at times consider a bit of a weed grape that gives heigh yield and often is blended? Clue: This grape is also used in Conac and Armagnac production?
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