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Questions regarding the styles, regions, history, and laws of Spanish wines
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What governing body controls Spain's wine regulations?
Instituto de Denominaciónes de Origen (INDO)
What are the six quality levels of Spanish wine?
Vinho de Mesa (VdM) Vino Comarçal (VC) Vino de la Tierra (VdlT)- Equivalent of Vin de Pays Vinos de Calidad con Indicación Geográfica (VCIG) -Equivalent of VDSQ Denominación de Origen (DO) Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
A Spanish wine labeled "Joven" means what?
No cask aging or less than the legal minimum for Crianza wine.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a red wine labeled Crianza?
The wine has been aged for 2 years, including a minimum of 6 months in cask.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a white or rosé wine labeled Crianza?
The wine has been aged for 1 year, of which 6 months is in cask.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a red wine labeled Reserva?
Must be aged three years, of which one was in cask.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a white or rosé wine labeled Reserva?
Must be aged 2 years, of which 6 months was in cask.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a red wine labeled Gran Reserva?
Must be aged 5 years, of which 2 was in cask.
What are the minimum aging requirements for a white or rosé wine labeled Gran Reserva?
Must be aged 4 years, of which 6 months was in cask.
A Spanish wine labeled "Noblé" means what?
The wie has been matured 18 months in cask.
A Spanish wine labeled "Añejo" means what?
The wine has been aged 24 months in cask.
A Spanish wine labeled "Viejo" means what?
The wine has been aged 36 months in cask.
This Spanish wine region makes high alcohol wines from the Monastrell grape.
What is the largest demarcated DO in Spain?
What is the most widely planted grape varietal in the world?
What are the white and red varietals of La Mancha?
White: Airén, Pardilla, Macabéo Red: Cencibel (Tempranillo), Moravia, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Valdepeñas DO makes wines from which varietals?
Airén (white) Cencibel (tempranillo) (red) Blend of the two for rosé
Monte Moriles is known for what style of wine?
Dry white wines is a style similar to Sherry. Made from PX and blended in the solera system.
What are the major varietals of Navarra?
Red: Garnacha Tina, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon White: Viura and in some places Chardonnay
Penedés is known for what styles of wine?
Cava and dry, aromatic white wines
What are the common grape varietals of Priorat?
Garnacha and Cariñena, Cab Sauv, Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo
What style of wine is Priorat known for?
Dark, highly tannic, high alcohol red wines.
What style of wine is Monstant known for?
Dry red wines of similar quality to Priorat but not as intense.
What style of wine is Ribiera del Duero known for?
Powerful dry red wine from Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Where is Rias Baixas? What wines is this region known for?
Northwest Spain. Known for white wines made from Albariño.
Where does Rioja get its name?
The river Oja or Rio Oja.
What are the three subsections of Rioja
Rioja Alta Rioja Alavesa Rioja Baja
What kind of oak is Rioja traditionally matured in?
Besides Tempranillo, what varietals are commonly found in Rioja?
Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuela (Carignan)
White Rioja wines are made from which grape varietals?
Macabéo (Viura), Malvasia, Garnacho Blanco.
Rueda is known for which style of wine using which varietals?
Dry white wine made from at least 50% Verdejo. Macabéo and Palomino are allowable as well.
DO Rueda red wines are produced from what varietals?
Tempranillo, Cab Sauv, and Merlot
What is the most famous wine from Tarragona?
Tarrogona Classico Licoroso, a sweet red fortified wine high in alcohol and matured in oak.
Toro is an up and coming Spanish region making wines from which varietals?
Red: Garnacha and Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) White: Verdejo and Malvasia
What does "Cosecha" mean on a Spanish wine label?
What does "Cosechero" mean on a Spanish wine label?
A fresh fruity young wine, like a primeur or nouveau wine.
What does "Espumoso" mean in reference to Spanish wine?
What does "Generoso" mean in reference to Spanish wines?
A fortified or dessert wine
What does "Rosada" mean in reference to Spanish wines?
what is the most notable varietal of Bierzo?
Name three commonly grown varietals of Galicia
Godello Albariño Treixadura Loureira Blanca
What are "rías"
Atlantic inlets (similar to Fjords) on the Galician coast
Condado de Tea, O Roscal, Ribeira do Ulla, Soutomaior, and Val do Sainés are all subregions of what larger region?
Name 1 famous wine from Toro
What famous Vitner has catapulted Toro wines?
Who is the "founder" of quality Ribiera del Duero wines?
Name two quality producers of Ribiera del Duero
Vega Sicilia Domingo de Pingus Emilio Moro Rodero
What geological feature makes viticulture possible in Rioja?
Sierra de Cantabria
Name the three subzones of Rioja
Rioja Alta Rioja Alavesa Rioja Baja
Mazuelo is the Rioja name for what commonly grown varietal?
Rioja wines are based on the historical needs and education of which region's winemakers?
White Rioja is usually made from which varietals?
Viura (Macabeo), Malvasía Riojana, Garnacha Blanca
Name 2 quality producers of Rioja
Muga Lopez de Heredia
A revolution in Navarra wine came with the arrival of which varietals?
Cabernet, Merlot, Tempranillo, Chardonnay
What does "Somontano" mean?
At the foot of the mountain?
Cataluyna is known best for what famous wine?
The best region for dry white wines in Cataluyna is what?
Name 4 regions of Cataluyna
Alella Conca de Barberá Costers del Segre Monstant Priorat Penedés Tarragona Terra Alta
This winemaker forged the reputation of Priorat
What is "llicorella?"
The dark brown slate soil of Priorat
What forms the basis of most quality Priorat?
Name 2 quality producers of Priorat.
Clos Erasmus Clos Mogador
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