Wine Quiz #4 – Solutions

Here are the solutions for wine quiz #4.

Question 1:
Cannonau is a local grape from what Italian region?.
Correct answer: C   Cannonau is a local grape of Sardinia

Question 2:
Briefly explain the Brunellopoli/Brunellogate scandal.
Brunellogate is the name of a scandal that happened in 2008 where some Brunello producers mixed their Brunello with other grapes than Sangiovese after the wine had been sealed with DOCG label. Brunello has to be produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes. These producers argued that the American and parts of the European market demand a smoother Brunello which they used as an excuse to blend their wine.

Question 3:
Which of the following is not an Italian wine? From what country is it?
Correct answer: B
Wines classified as Kremstal (DAC) are from Austria. All other three wines are from South Tyrol, Italty.

Question 4:
Which statement is correct?
Correct answer: A
… has more vineyards than any other Italian region.

Question 5:
Briefly explain what Prosecco is.
Both of these answers are correct:
1) Prosecco is the former name of a grape which was used to produce mainly vino spumante and vino frizzante. Still wine was also made with Prosecco grapes. The Prosecco grape is now known as Glera.
2) Prosecco (DOC) is a DOC area in the regions Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in which mostly sparkling wine is produced.

Bottle image: 2008 Colle Massari – Montecucco Rosso Riserva – Montecucco DOC.

Congratulations to Talk-A-Vino and theducksong who solved all questions correctly. Wineking3 has a 4.5 out of 5 because he said Prosecco is still the name of a grape (which it is not anymore).

Thanks for playing everyone. If you didn’t solve the quiz correctly then don’t worry next week there is already a new chance with wine quiz #5.


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