Sample themes for prelim 2 Topics include: classes from October 21 Spain and Portugal through December 2 Italy (readings and handouts). The following is a list of study topics which will help you focus on the most important things. This is information which a person who is interested in and studies the subject of wine should know. The prelim will consist of 125 to 150 multiple choice questions and will be worth a total of 150 points. Since you already have taken one exam you should have a good idea of the style of questions you will be given for the second exam. If you are able to answer the questions below you should have little difficulty with the exam. Spain and Portugal and Fortified Wines What is the equivalent to the French AOC system in Spain and Portugal? What are the classifications of Spanish and Portuguese wines? 60 Spain : o Vino de Mesa (table wine) o Vino de la Tierra o Denominacion de Origen (DO) o Benominacion de Origen Califcada (DOCa) 61 Portugal : o Vinho de Mesa – simple table wines w/no vintage o Vinho Regional – wines from the 8 large regions o IPR = (Indication of Regulated Provenance) – from one of the 28 approved regions o DOC = (Denominacao de Origem Controlada) – from one o the top 19 regions What is a fortified wine? 62 Fortified wine (aka liqueur wines) = have additional alcohol (brandy) added to them at some point during their production to raise the alcohol content b/n 16-24 % o Fortified during fermentation sweet (Port) o Fortified after fermentation dry (Sherry) What are the classifications of Ports, Sherries, and Madeira?
o Fino Sherry = light, crisp, dry Characterized by the flor (the surface film of yeast on the sherry), which requires oxygen in the headspace for controlled oxidation o Manznilla Sherry = fino that comes from Sanlucar region near sea; develops salty tinge o Amontillado Sherry = deeper in color; dry and aged in barrel longer than the 2 above Made from same grapes as fino, but does not have the full extent of flor development. o Oloroso Sherry = deeper, darker, richer and has residual sugar = more fortified Flor does NOT grow on olorosos-to-be b/c of higher alcohol content o Cream Sherry = rich, dessert style wine Made from Olorosos which have been sweetened by adding aged sweet wine made from sun-dried grapes 64 Port : come from variety of grapes, mainly Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and is made in the Douro Valley, far away from Porto city . Port is fortified with brandy during fermentation, leaving high percentage of residual sugar o Ruby : a blend of young ports aged ~ 3 yrs in wood o Tawny : blend of mature wood-aged ports = very versatile o Colheita : the tawny form from one vintage that has aged at least 7 yrs in wood o Vintage Port :
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