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Questions regarding the styles, production, regions, and laws of Italian wines
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What is region A?
What is region B?
What is region C?
What is region D?
What is region E?
What is region F?
What is region G?
What is region H?
What is region I?
What is region J?
What is region K?
What is region L?
What is region M?
What is region N?
What is region O?
What is region P?
What is region Q?
What is region U?
What is region R?
What is region S?
What is region T?
Denominazione di Origine
What does DO stand for?
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
What does DOC stand for?
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
What does DOCG stand for?
DOC used to be the highest level of regionally identified wine. Many outside of Italy thought DOC was awarded too liberally without care, therefore places true quality wines within a sea of mediocre wines.
Why did the Italian government create DOCG?
True. These wines include a government numbered seal across the neck or cork.
T/F: All DOCG wines are tasted by government-licensed professionals before bottling.
The wine was produced in a region where that style has traditionally been made.
What does "classico" mean on an Italian wine label?
The wine has been aged for at least 2 years longer than the normal aging period for that particular style of wine. Very vague.
What does "riserva" mean on an Italian wine label?
Ramandolo Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit
Name the DOCGs of Friuli Venezia Giulia (2).
Sweet white wine made from Verduzzo. Gets its name from the city of Ramandolo in... Friuli Venezia Giulia
What is the style of DOCG Ramandolo? Where does it get its name? Where is it located?
A dessert wine made in the passito style from Picolit grapes. Friuli Venezia Giulia
What is the style of Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit? Where is it located?
Amarone della Valpolicella Bardolino Superiore Recioto di Soave Soave Recioto di Gambellara Recioto della Valpolicella
Name the DOCGs of The Veneto(6).
Dry red wine made from partially dried Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes. From Lombardia.
What is the style of Amarone della Valpolicella
Wines can be red or rose, sometimes frizzante. Mostly dry red wines from Corvina, Molinara, and Negrara. Located in the Veneto.
What is the style of Bardolino Superiore DOCG? Where is it located?
Naturally sweet wines made from passito grapes. Usually made from Garganega. From the Veneto.
What is the style of Recioto di Soave DOCG? Where is it located?
Dry white wine made primarily from garganega. Located in the Veneto primarily in and around Verona.
What is the style of Soave DOCG? Where is it located?
Smooth, deep colored port-like wine made from passito grapes. Located in the Veneto.
What is the style of Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG? Where is it located?
A red wine DOC in the Veneto. At least 80% Corvina with allowable blends of Rondinella, Molinara, Negrara, Sangiovese, Rossignola, Trentina, and Barbera.
What is Valpolicella? What grapes are used in its production?
A valpolicella wine macerated and fermented for at least part of its fermentation with the pomace of leftover grape skins and seeds (and yeast) from Amarone production. This technique lends extra alcohol, body, and tannins.
What is Valpolicella Ripasso?
Franciacorta Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico Sforzato di Valtellina Valtellina
Name the DOCGs of Lombardia (4).
Sparkling, traditional method wine from Lombardy. Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, and Pinto Bianco.
What is the style of Franciacorta DOCG? Where is it located?
Still wines from Franciacorta DOCG.
What is Terre di Franciacorta DOC?
Sparkling wine DOCG from Lombardy.
What is the style of Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG? Where is it located?
Nebbiolo based wine similar to Amarone, but less forward and more subdued. Located in Lombardy.
What is the style of Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG? Where is it located?
Dry red wines made mostly from Nebbiolo. From Lombardy. Available in all quality levels, but DOCG is from the best vineyards. If produced in an Amarone style, it is labled Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG.
What is the style of Valtellina Superiore DOCG? Where is it located?
Brunello di Montalcino Carmignano Chianti Chianti Classico Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Morellino di Scansano Aleatico dell'Elba
Name the DOCGs of Toscana (7)
Strong, dark wine made from Brunello. Must be aged a minimum of 5 years (2 in wood). From Toscana.
What is the style of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and where is it located?
Sangiovese based wines usually with some Cabernet. Bigger tannins but softer acid than most Tuscan wine.
What is the style of Carmignano DOCG and where is it located?
A Tuscan red wine with a base of Sangiovese. Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia del Chianti are allowable.
What is the style of Chianti DOCG? What are the allowable grape varietals? Where is it located?
Chianti Colli Aretini Chianti Colli Fiorentini Chianti Colli Senesi Chianti Colline Pisane Chianti Montalbano Chianti Montespoertoli Chianti Rufina
What are the seven subregions of Chianti DOCG?
Located in the middle of the Chianti DOCG. Needs a minimum of 75% Sangiovese, with up to 15% Merlot and Cabernet allowable as well as 10% Canaiolo Nero, Trebbiano, and Malvasia
What is the style of Chianti Classico DOCG? Where is it located? What differentiaties it from Chianti DOCG?
Tuscan red wine. Made from Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese Clone) Cannaiolo, Mammolo, Trebbiano, and Malvasia.
What is the style of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG? Where is it located?
Tuscan white wine made from Vernaccia. First wine to be awarded DOC status in 1966, upgraded later to DOCG.
What is the style of Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG? Where is it located?
Tuscan red wine made from Morellino (local name for Sangiovese) blended with a list of other possible grapes.
What is the style of Morellino di Scansano DOCG? Where is it located?
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
What is the only Tuscan DOCG white wine?
Introduced in 1994 to bring Sassicaia into the formal wine system.
What is the significance of Bolgheri DOC?
Innovative Italian red wines produced usually from Bordeaux varietals. Emerged in the 1970s under Vino Da Tavola because they did not adhere to traditional styles. Sassicaia and Tignanello are two great examples.
What are "Super Tuscans?" What are two prominent examples?
Sagrentino de Montefalco Torgiano Rosso Riserva
What are the 2 DOCGs of Umbria?
Dry red wine produced from Sagrantino
What is the style of Sagrentino de Montefalco?
Where is Orvieto DOC located?
Where is Torgiano DOC located?
Fiano de Avellino Greco di Tufo Taurasi
What are the 3 DOCGS of Campania?
Campania dry white wine made from Fiano.
What is the style of Finao de Avellino DOCG? Where is it located?
Campania dry white wine made from Greco grape.
What is the style of Greco di Tufo DOCG? Where is it located?
Dry red wine made from the Aglianico grape from Campania.
What is the style of Taurasi DOCG. Where is it located?
Vermentino di Gallura
What is the 1 DOCG from Sardinia?
Dry white wine from Sardinia made from the Vermentino grape
What is the style of Vermentino di Gallura DOCG? Where is it from?
Voluntary quality control groups set up by regional producers.
What is a Consorzi?
Asti Barbaresco Barbera d'Asti Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Barolo Brachetto d'Acqui Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore Dolcetto di OVada Superiore Gattinara Gavi Ghemme Roero Erbaluce di Caluso Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato Alta Langa
Name 7 of the 16 DOCGs of Piemonte.
Spanna is another name for this Italian varietal.
Sparkling white wine from Piedmont made from the moscato bianco grape.
What is the style of Asti DOCG and where is it located.
Moscato d'Asti is more lightly sparkling.
What differentiates Moscato d'Asti DOCG from Asti DOCG?
Piedmont dry red wine made from Nebbiolo.
What is the style of Barbaresco DOCG? Where is it located?
Piedmont dry red wine made from Nebbiolo
What is the style of Barolo DOCG? Where is it located?
Fortified, aromatized Barolo is called what?
Piedmont dry red wine made from Barbera. Labeled in accordance to town in/around where the specific wine is produced.
What is the style of Barbera DOC and where is it located?
Piedmont lightly sparkling, sweet red wine made from Brachetto.
What is the style of Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG and where is it located?
Piedmont dry red wine, light in body made from Dolcetto.
What is the style of Dolcetto di Dogliano Superiore DOCG and where is it located?
Piedmont dry white wine made from the Cortese grape. Can be still, frizzante, or spumante.
What is the style of Gavi/Cortese di Gavi DOCG and where is it located?
Piedmont dry red wine made from Nebbiolo with up to 10% Uva Rara (Bonarda)
What is the style of Gattinara DOCG and where is it located?
Piedmont dry red wine made from Nebbiolo sometimes along with Bonarda and Vespolina
What is the styl of Ghemme DOCG and where is it located?
Piedmont red, white and sparkling wine. Red is made from Nebbiolo, white from Arneis.
What is the style of Roero DOCG and where is it located?
Veneto dry red wine made from Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara plus Negrara. Very light and fruity.
What is the style of Barnolino DOC and where is it located?
Albana di Romagna
What is the 1 DOCG of Emilia Romagna?
Emilia Romagna white wine made from Albana. The wines can be dry, medium, or sweet.
What is the style of Albana di Romagna DOCG and where is it located?
Dry white wine made from Trebbiano. From Lazio.
What is the style fo Frascati DOC and where is it located?
Dry white wine made from Trebbiano and Malvasia. From Lazio.
What is the style of Est! Est! Est! di Motefisacone DOC and where is it located?
Dry white wine from The Marche
What is the style of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC and where is it located?
Abruzzo white wine (surprisingly) made from Bombino grape.
What is the style of Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC and where is it located?
Red, white, and rose wines from Campania
What is the style of Vesuvio DOC and where is it located?
Red, white, and rose wines from Campania
What is the style of Taburno DOC and where is it located?
What Italian wine regions produces the most wine?
Dry red wine made from Primitivo from Puglia.
What is the style of Primitivo di Manduria DOC and where is it located?
Sweet or dry fortified wines made from a variety of red and white grapes from Sicily
What is the style of Marsala DOC and where is it located?
In what year was the DOC regulation enacted?
Agricultural minister Giovanni Goria.
Who is credited with the enactment of the DOCG system
IGT (Indicazioni Geografiche Tipiche) equivalent to French Vin de Pays
Giovanni Goria introduced what key wine appelation?
True. Many DOC wines can be made in a variety of styles.
T/F: DOC has been criticized as having a lack of specificity?
It's the best, oldest, most famous, or most traditional section of that DOC zone.
What does "Classico" refer to with reference to a DOC zone?
What does "Abboccato" mean on an Italian wine label?
Bitter or very dry
What does "Amaro" mean on an Italian wine label?
What does Asciutto mean on an Italian wine label?
What does "Imbottigliato All'Origne" mean?
Fortified and sweet, but sometimes used for wines high in alcohol.
What does "Liquoroso" mean?
What does "Rosato" mean on an Italian wine label?
Very old wine according to DOC and DOCG rules.
What does "Stravecchio" mean on an Italian wine label?
Aging requirements are higher than typical for that particular style.
What does "Superiore" mean when used in conjunction with a wine region on an Italian wine label?
What does "Vecchio" mean on an Italian wine label?
Italian equivalent of Vin Primeur or Vin Nouveau
What does "Vino Novello" mean on an Italian wine label?
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