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1

Which grape of southern Italy is known as "the Barolo of the south"?

Aglianico

2

What grape goes into Taurasi DOCG?

Aglianico

3

What is the flavor profile of Aglianico?

Aglianico is a late ripening, thick-skinned grape that produces full-bodied red wine high in acid and tannin with flavors of smoked spice, dark black fruits and plums.

4

What are the 2 DOCGs in Campania based on Aglianico?

  1. Taurasi DOCG
  2. Aglianico del Taburno DOCG

5

What are the 3 white grapes of Campania?

Which 2 produce higher-quality wines?

  1. Greco
  2. Fiano
  3. Falanghina

6

What are the 2 DOCG white wines of Campania?

  1. Fiano di Avellino DOCG
  2. Greco di Tufo DOCG

7

What are the soils mainly like in Campania?

Volcanic

Thanks to the eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, volcanic soils abound in Campania.

8

What is the name of the extinct volcano in Basilicata?

Monte Vulture

9

Campania is on which sea?

Tyrrhenian Sea

10

Basilicata touches which 2 seas?

  1. Tyrrhenian Sea
  2. Ionian Sea

Note: Aglianico del Vulture, Basilicata's most important appellation, is landlocked and does not border either sea.

11

Is Campania north or south of Lazio?

Campania is south of Lazio.

12

In Puglia, vines were traditionally ___-trained.  Today, vines are more commonly ___ trained.

Traditionally bush-trained

Today more cordon-trained

13

Which DOC in Basilicata is based on Aglianico?

Aglianico del Vulture DOC

14

What are the 2 noteworthy red grapes of Puglia?

  1. Negroamaro
  2. Primitivo

15

Which DOC in Puglia best represents Negroamaro?

Salice Salentino DOC

16

Most grapes grown in Sicily are bottled under which appellations?

IGT Terre Siciliane

or

Sicilia DOC (only if yields are somewhat smaller)

17

What is the most widely planted red grape variety of Sicily?

Nero d'Avola

18

What international grape varieties are widely planted in Sicily?

  • Chardonnay
  • Syrah

19

Some of Sicily's best wines come from what small appellation?

Etna DOC

20

Red wines from Etna DOC are primarily made from what 2 grape varieties?

  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Nerello Cappuccio

21

What region of Sicily is the historic home of the Carricante grape variety?

Mount Etna

22

What is the famous fortified wine produced in Sicily?

Marsala

23

What was Sicily's first DOC?

Etna DOC

24

What body of water separates Sicily from the Italian mainland?

The Strait of Messina

25

What is the most widely planted grape variety of Sardinia?

Cannonau

26

What is the only DOCG appellation of Sardinia?

Vermentino di Gallura DOCG

27

Sardinia's Cannonau is genetically identical to what grape variety?

Grenache

28

What is Sardinia's most famous white grape variety?

Vermentino

29

What are the predominant soils of Etna?

Well-draining volcanic soils.

30

What is the sole DOCG of Sicily?

Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG

A Nero d'Avola-heavy blend with Frappato.