Unfortunately, I had absolutely no time to blog in the last days, which also means that I did not read any other blogs. Anyways, usually on Wednesdays I’ll publish a guest post and Thursdays I’ll post the wine quiz answers. I hope that next week will be back to normal. In the next days, I will write a post about a fantastic wine evening and then there also is a post about Donnafugata’s Mille e una Notte waiting for you.
Wine Quiz #19 – Solutions
If you want to take a look at the questions then follow this link.
Everyone solved question 1 correctly. The right answer is of course Aglianico del Vulture.
Question 2 on the other hand seemed to be very confusing. I intended it to be an easy question as well. I wanted to know with what grape Garganega shares a similar DNA with. I thought the question was easy because out of the four given choices only one was an actual grape and therefore C – Albana is the right answer. Albana is not that well-known outside of the Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The grape makes delicious white wines. The most famous white wine from Albana grapes is known as Albana di Romagna DOCG. The other given choices (Soave, Lugana and Montecucco) are appellations.
The answer for question 3 is true. No other region has more DOCG wines than the Piedmont.
In question 4 I gave you the names of four reputable Italian wine guides and I wanted to know that they use to rate wines. The correct answers are: Bibenda – Bunches, Gambero Rosso – Glasses, Luca Maroni – Points, Slow Wine – Snail
Question 5 was about appassimento. Appassimento is the process of producing Passito wine. There are two types of appassimento. Grapes get harvested very late and with the help of noble rot the grapes start the appassimento process. An example would for Passito wine produced after the first method is the German Trockenbeerenauslese. The other, more well-known method, is after harvesting the grapes to sun-dry them on straw mats for around 40 days where they lose up to 80% of their weight. There are many famous wines made after this method including Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone.