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1

What is the only DOCG in Sicily? Where is it? When was it classified DOCG?

Cerasuolo di Vittoria. In Southeastern Sicily. September 2005.

2

What are the 4 main grapes of Sicilia Rosso and Rosato?

Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Perricone (min 50%)

3

What are the 2 main grapes of Vittoria?

Nero d'Avola (50-70% for Rosso), Frappato (30-50% for Rosso), combination of 2 min 80% for Rosato

4

Pinot Blanc is a color mutation of what?

Pinot Gris

5

Who is the most well-regarded Marsala producer?

Marco de Bortoli

6

Who are the most well-regarded producers of wine from Vittoria/Cerasuolo di Vittoria?

COS, Le Filigare, Vall dell'Acate

7

Who is possibly the most well-regarded Sicily IGT producer?

Passopisicaro

8

There is evidence of vine training and wine product on Sicily's coasts from what 2 civilizations? Where?

Phoenicians - West Coast
Greeks - East Coast

9

What currently are the two most common types of vine training in Sicily?

What other kind is waning in use?

Tendone & Guyot

Goblet

10

What is Muscat of Alexandria known as in Sicily?

Zibibbo

11

Mazuelo is called what in Sicily?

Carignano

12

What are the viticultural characteristics of Nero d'Avola?

Vigorous, susceptible to powdery mildew. Mid ripening but likes the heat.

13

What was the first large-production brand out of Sicily? When? Who produced it?

Corvo, 1876, Edoardo Alliata

14

What is terre forti?

The low southern slopes of Etna, where strong, full-bodied wines were made.

15

In the late 18th Century, who landed and ultimately jumpstarted Britain as an export Marsala market? What was initial intent in coming there?

John Woodhouse - to increase exports of sodium carbonate, for glass and soap.

16

What is a common synonym for Nero d'Avola?

Calabrese

17

What are the 2 grapes of Cerasuolo di Vittoria?

Nero d'Avola (50-70%), Frappato (30-50%)

18

What is the minimum alcohol of Cerasuolo di Vittoria?

13%

19

What are the principal soils of Cerasuolo di Vittoria?

Iron-rich clay over limestone, with more sand to the east and south.

20

How many DOCs are in Sicily?

23

21

Who "discovered" Marsala? When?

John Woodhouse in 1773

22

What is the most heavily planted grape of Sicily?

Catarratto

23

What is Sicily's most widely planted red grape?

Nero d'Avola

24

What are the 3 denominaziones of Marsala, and what do they mean?

Oro - Golden Color
Ambra - Amber Color
Rubino - Ruby Color

25

What are the 4 grapes of Marsala Oro/Ambra?

Grillo, Ansonica, Catarrato, Damaschino

26

What are the 3 main grapes of Marsala Rubino?

Perricone, Calabrese, Nerello Mascalese

27

What is the minimum alcohol level for Marsala (natural)?

After fortification?

What about Superiore, Vergine, Solera, Riserva?

12%
17%
18%

28

What is the maximum sugar level of Marsala Secco?

40 grams/liter

29

What is the RS range of Semisecco Marsala?

40-100 g/l

30

What is the minimum sugar level of Marsala dolce?

100 g/l