Wine Quiz #23

Wine Quiz #22 Solutions

It’s time for another installment of our weekly wine quiz here at Vino in Love. But before we get to this week’s quiz I want to give you the answers for last week’s wine quiz.

1. Name (at least) two things that the red grapes Carignano, Monica and Girò have in common. 1) Carignano, Monica and Girò are autochthonous grapes from Spain. 2) All three grapes were brought to Sardinia by the Aragonese Empire. 3) All three grapes are predominately planted on Sardinia.

2) Briefly explain what Vermouth is. Where and when did it originate? Who are the leading producers? Vermouth is a fortified wine that originated in Turin, Italy. It was first produced by Martini & Rossi in 1786. Leading producers are Martini & Rossi and Cinzano.

3) Match the following wineries with their corresponding region and their flagship wine

1. Turriga C. Sardinia IV Argiolas
2. Perle Nero D. Trentino-Alto Adige I. Ferrari
3. Tignanello E. Tuscany II. Antinori
4. Plateo B. Abruzzo V. Agriverde
5.Ben Rye A. Sicily III. Donnafugata

4. True or false: Roter Veltliner and Grüner Veltliner are related. False. The two grapes are not related.

5 Unlike in North- and South America, blending white and red wine in order to produce rosé (pink wine) is prohibited in the European Union. Why do you think New World countries tend to produce rosé by blending white wine with small amounts of red wine? What is your opinion about this type of rosé? Obviously there is no right or wrong answer here. So don’t be afraid to answer. I think that it’s good that the European Union bans the production of rosé by blending white and red wine. I tried a few of these “rosé” and have to say that I am not a fan of them. If you wonder why the EU bans the production of rosé then the answer is quite simple: (Especially) French wineries from the Provence region are afraid that the growing rosé market would get flooded with cheaply blended pink wine.

This week we have multiple winners: Drinkforlife, Armchairsommelier and Foodwine88. Congratulations! Enjoy your bragging rights!

Wine Quiz #23

On to this week’s wine quiz.

Question 1.
Germany has 13 wine producing regions. Which one is the largest and which one is the smallest?

Question 2.
Name three wines that have to be produced with at least 85% Sangiovese

Question 3.
True or false: The grapes Greco, Grechetto & Pignoletto share a similar DNA.

Question 4.
Almost 75% of all Provençal rosé wine is produced in the Cotes de Provence AOC. What is the most important grape for producing rosé in the Provence?

Question 5
One of my favorite wines is called Plateo. Who is its producer. What is the wine’s denomination? What was the first vintage of the Plateo?

Bragging rights are up for grabs! Answers are coming next Friday!

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11 comments on “Wine Quiz #23”

  1. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    1. Largest is Rheinhessen and smallest the Mosel.
    2. Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOCG, Vino Nobile DOCG
    3. True
    4. Cinsault
    5. Plateo is produced by Agriverde. Its deonomination is Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo DOC. First vintage was 2000.

  2. Marco van Puff Reply

    1. The largest German wine region is called Rheinhessen and the smallest Sachsen.
    2. Morellino di Scansano, Sangiovese di Romagna, Vin Santo del Chianto Occio Principe
    3. True
    4. Grenache
    5. Made by Agriverde; classified as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC. Not sure about the first vintage. Could be 1996?

  3. drinkforlife Reply

    1. Reinhessen (largest) Sachsen (smallest)
    2. Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano, Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    3. False.
    4. Cinsault
    5. Plateo is a red wine from Agriverde. Its denomination is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. First vintage is 2000 I think.

  4. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    1. Mosel is the largest, Sachsen the smallest
    2. Morellino di Scansano, Rosso di Montalcino, Orvieto
    3. True
    4. Grenache and Cinsault
    5. Palteo is a red wine produced by Agriverde. Its denomination is Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo. The first vintage was 1997.

  5. Sean P. Reply

    I’m a little bit late to the party. Sorry about that but here are my answers:
    1. Rheingau is the largest German wine region, Sachsen the smallest
    2. Sangiovese di Romagna, Rosso di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montalcino
    3. True
    4. Grenache
    5. First vintage: 1996 Winery: Agriverde Denomination: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

    That was fun! Looking forward to the answers.

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