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Spain - Catalunya, Cava & Aragón
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What is the capital city of Catalunya?
What town is considered to be the birthplace of Cava and who was responsible for developing it?
Sant Sadurni d'Anoia; José Raventos (1870's)
What sparkling wine firm did José Raventos found?
When did Cava become a DO?
Name all autonomous regions in which Cava is an approved style
Name all recommended and authorized white grapes for Cava
Name all authorized red grapes for cava and indicate which may only be used for rosé
Give the lees aging requirements for all styles of Cava
Cava - 9 months
Reserva - 15 months
Gran Reserva - 30 months
Cava de Paraje (single vineyard cava) - 36 months
When was the Cava de Paraje classification approved? Do they have to be vintage-dated?
Raventós i Blanc
What are the elevation requirements for medio and alt Penedès zones?
What is the name of the monastery from which the Priorat regions gets its name?
Priorato de Scala Dei
What is the main soil type of the Priorat and what is its composition?
Llicorella; a mixture of black slate and quartzite
In which village did René Barbier plant a mix of local and French grapes that would lead to the original 'Clos' wines? What year did this happen and who was he working for at the time?
What were the five original 'Clos' wines of the Priorat?
Clos Mogador (Barbier)
Clos Dolfi (Palacios)
Clos de l'Obac
What grapes compose Clos Mogador?
What grapes compose Clos Erasmus?
Who produces Embruix, where and from what grapes?
Val Llach from the Priorat
Merlot, grenache, carignan and syrah
What is the name of Val Llach's flagship wine?
Mas de la Rosa
What terms follows the village name of village wines from the Priorat?
Vi de Vila
Name a Priorat village aside from Gratallops
Torroja del Priorat
What is the encépagement requirement for Vi de Vila wines from the Priorat?
Recommended varieties must compose at least 60% of the blend, or at least 50% if only one recommended variety is present
What is the synonym for carignan in the Priorat?
When did the Priorat become a DOCa?
Name all recommended and authorized red grapes for the Priorat
Tempranillo (Ull de Llebre)
What is the synonym for tempranillo in the Priorat?
Ull de Llebre
Which DO surrounds the Priorat?
Who produces L'Ermita, what is it and what was the first vintage for it?
It's a grenache, with some carignan and grenache blanc, from the Priorat that was responsible for putting the region on the map and one of the most important Spanish wines of the modern era. The first vintage for it was 1993.
Montsant was previously a sub region of which DO? When was it elevated to its own DO status and what was it called previous to elevation?
Tarragona. 2002; Falset
Which Catalunya DO is used primarily for sacramental wine?
What are the three elevation zones of the Penedès and which one is most closely aligned with parellada?
Where is the malvasia de sitges produced? Name two producers of it.
Malvasia de Sitges is produced in the Baix-Penedès zone of the appellation, recently receiving the Slow Food 'presidia' status, protecting it as a historical product.
Vega de Ribes and Hospital de Sant Joan Baptista are two producers
Subirat is a synonym for which grape in the Penedès?
What is the brand of cava, imprinted on the cork?
A four-pointed star
Where is xarel-lo known as pansà blanca?
Alella DO of Catalunya
Which Spanish DO borders the Banyuls appellation of France?
What is the most recent DO of Catalunya to be added and when was it created?
Pla de Bages in 2006
What are the two DO zones of the Belearic Islands?
Pla i Llevant
The Belearic Island DO's are both planted on which island?
Name the white grape notably grown on Mallorca, as well as its synonym there
Moll; Prensal Blanco
The Raimat estate is of relevance to which Catalan DO? Who started the property?
Costers del Segre
It was originally purchased in 1914 by Manuel Raventós and took about 60 years of development to be able to finally produce wine from it. It is also a subzone of the Costers del Segre DO, its smallest.
Name the four DO's of the Aragón autonomia
Campo de Borja
Calatayud DO sits on what tributary of the Ebro River?
What is the grape associated with the Calatayud Superior designation of the Calatayud DO and what is the minimum required percentage and vine age for the designation?
Grenache; 85% min and 50 year min. vine age
Vidadillo is a rare red grape, local to which DO?
Name a red and white grape native to the Somontano DO of Aragón
Which two white grapes make up about 80% of plantings in Somontano?
Who produces Sot Lefriec and where?
Alemany i Corrio, Penedès
Name the DO Pago of Aragón, as well as the year created and where it's located
Aylés (2011, Cariñena)
The new classification of Priorat ?
Gran Vinya Classification
Vi de Paratge
Vi de Vila
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