Wine Quiz #21 – Solutions
Again a little late but here are the answers to our wine quiz #21.
In question 1 you had to match four wines with their corresponding producer. The correct pairings are:
Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial – La Rioja Alta
Plateo – Agriverde
Les Greffieux Ermitage – M. Chapoutier
Barca-Velha – Casa Ferreirinha
Question 2 was about the world’s leading wine importing country. The correct answer is according to multiple sources Great Britain.
Question 4 was about Wine Advocate suing Antonio Galloni. While the subject is rather complicated I try to give you an easy answer: Galloni left the Wine Advocate after Robert Parker decided to sell it to a group of Asian investors. But before he left, he signed a contract with Wine Advocate in which he agreed to deliver Sonoma wine reviews. Galloni never delivered these notes after leaving Wine Advocate and therefore he is being sued by them.
Question 5 focused on Sangiovese-based wines outside of Tuscany. There are actually quite a lot of DOC/DOCG wines produced with Sangiovese that are not from Tuscany. It looks like that it turned out to be the most challenging question of this week’s wine quiz.
Let’s start with all your given answers: The answers Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are wrong because these Sangiovese wines are from Tuscany but I was looking for wines that are not from Tuscany.
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG is wrong because it has to be produced exclusively with Sagrantino grapes. Rosso Piceno DOC is wrong because it can be produced with only up to 50% Sangiovese grapes (however Rosso Piceno Sangiovese DOC is correct because it has to be produced with at least 85% Sangiovese). Rosso Conero DOC is wrong because it has to be produced with at least 85% Montepulciano grapes. Prosecco is wrong because Prosecco is produced with Glera grapes.
Correct answers are: Sangiovese di Romagna DOC (at least 85% Sangiovese), Colli di Faenza Sangiovese DOC (100% Sangiovese), Tarquinia Rosso DOC (up to 60% Sangiovese) and Montefalco Rosso DOC (60%-70% Sangiovese). Lago di Colbara DOC is partly right because it can be produced with up to 100% Sangiovese but it doesn’t have to be. There are Lago di Colbara DOC wines produced with 100% Merlot for example.
This means that this week we do not have a winner but wineking3 and foodwine88 solved the quiz almost correctly and only missed one of the three wines at question 5. A big shot-out also goes to Lisa Marshall who played for the first time.
Should you disagree with any of the answers then feel free to leave a comment. Maybe I went to far with question 5. I will try to make things easier again next week.
Have a good weekend everyone!