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Study themes for the final prelim. This exam will be worth a total of 150 points. You can expect somewhere between 20 to 30 questions from each of the following lecture topics. You will have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. Italy(Joanna) What is the equivalent to the French AOC system in Italy? The DOC system What are the classifications of Italian wines and how do they differ? 1. VDT (Vino da Tavola) – table wine, unlimited yields, least government regulations, produced in all 20 regions, simplest wines 2. IGT (Indicazione Geografiche Tipiche) – indication of typical geographic origin, 120+ wines from 18 regions, Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta have no IGT’s 3. DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata – denomination of controlled origin, 300+ wines from 20 different regions, regulates: geography, grapes, yields, and in some cases ageing 4. DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita – denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin, lowest yields, most government regulations, 33 wines from 12 different regions What are the principle grape varieties used to make the Benchmark wines of Italy e.g. Barolo, Chianti, Brunello? (Emphasis will be on the ones tasted in class.) Nebbiolo makes Barolo, Sangiovese makes Chianti and Brunello Wines tasted in class: Pinot Grigio (100% pinot grigio), Vitiano (30% sangiovese, 30% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 10% aleatico), Col di Sasso (60% cabernet sauvignon, 40% sangiovese), Chianti (primarily sangiovese) Barbaresco (nebbiolo) Nero d’Avola (varietal) Other grape varieties include: Trebbiano, Moscato, Anglianico What are the most important Italian wine regions (3 Regions 3 Grapes) and what wines are they best known for? Piedmont – grape: Nebbiolo, wines: Barolo, Barbarseco, Gattinara, Gheme, Roero, Nebbiolo delle Langhe, Nebbiolo d’Alba Tre Venezie – grape: Pinot Grigio, wines: Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino Tuscany – grape: Sangiovese, wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, Morellino di Scansano, Super Tuscan What are the labeling requirements and how does one decode Italian wine labels? DOC wines are regulated on geography, varietals, yields, winemaking processes, and minimum alcohol levels (all are reflected on label)
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DOCG wines guarantee authenticity, list controlled place names, and are taste-tested for quality (reflected on label) DOC/DOCG + wine name refers to a specific region and the specific wine Eu: 85% of the varietal must be that grape Sold in year of harvest: novella, aged: vecchio, stra vecchio, reserva, vecchio is youngest Classico, superiore: from a specific part of a region, ex: chianti classico How does Italy’s climate influence wine styles produced in various regions? The climate varies from Alpine foothills in the north to Mediterranean coastlines. A hilly landscape provides plenty of high-altitude relief for grapevines even in the warm south.
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  • Summer '07
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