Wine Quiz #7

Wine Quiz November 20th

Welcome back to the weekly wine quiz here at Vino in Love! Five new questions are waiting for you to get solved and as always don’t be afraid of participating! Bragging-rights are up for grabs!
If you missed any of the previous versions of Vino in Love’s wine quiz then go here to try the old ones.

Question 1
There were a few surprise in the latest Gambero Rosso guide. Which of the following wines did not win the prestigious “tre bicchieri” award?
A) Fanti – Brunello di Montalcino 2007
B) Banfi – Brunello di Montalcino 2007
C) Le Chiuse – Brunello di Montalcino 2007
D) Tenute Loacker – Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Question 2
Briefly explain why Sicily is Italy’s largest grape producer but not Italy’s largest wine producer.

Question 3
Wine planted along the Duero River can come from the following countries
A) Spain & France
B) France & Italy
C) Italy & Austria
D) Portugal & Spain

Question 4
Briefly explain what Slavonian oak is. What is it is used for and where it is from? How does it differ from French oak?

Question 5
How many DOCG wines does the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia have?
A) 2
B) 3
C) 4
D) 5

Bonus question: Name all DOCG wines from Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Bottle image: 2010 Feudi di San Gregorio – Albente – IGT Campania .
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14 comments on “Wine Quiz #7”

  1. dr1nkforl1fe Reply

    1) B
    2) Sicily doesn’t have the capacity to produce as much wine as the produce grapes.
    3) A
    4) No idea but looking forward to the answer : )
    5) B

    Hope I got the other questions right but really have no clue about Q4..

  2. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    Question 1: Banfi’s and Loacker’s Brunello did not win that award (B & D) .
    Question 2: Sicily exports a lot of grapes to Northern Italy and France where the grapes are used to blend the local wines but also to produce other beverages. Some grapes are also used to manufacture raisins.
    Question 3: Spain and Franche (A)
    Question 4: Slovenian oak comes from Solvenia. It’s used to age wines just like french oak or american oak.
    Question 5: 4 (C)

  3. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    This week’s quiz seems harder than the previous ones. Let’s see how it goes..
    1) B &D
    2) Red on your Sicily wine guide that the region ships most of its grapes to France and northern Italy. Especially in “bad vintages” the Sicilian grape are used to give these wines a bigger body and to make them taste better.
    3) Duero/Duro are famous wines from Spain and Portugal (Answer D)
    4) Slavonian oak comes from Croatia. Italian vintners have a long history in aging wine in Slavonian oak – especially in the Piedmont. It differs from French oak in taste.
    5) C
    Bonus question: Rosazzo DOCG, Lison DOCG, Ramandolo DOCG, Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG

  4. Sean P. Reply

    1) B
    2) Don’t know
    3) A
    4) Slovanian oak is a type of oak from Croatia which is used for wine aging. The taste is often differebt than the French oak taste.
    5) C
    Bonus question: Colli Orientali del Friul DOCG, Ramandolo DOCG, Rosazzo DOCG, Lison DOCG

    Lookong forward to the answers

  5. theducksong Reply

    I’m a bit late! Sorry

    1) B and D (Banfi and Loacker)
    2) There is a high demand for Southern Italian grapes (especially from Sicily) in France and Northern Italy. They use them for all kinds of stuff (Blending wine, making rasins, and other beverages)
    3) Duero is the river that separate Spain front Portugal. (Answer D)
    4) Slavonian oak comes from Croatia. It’s especially popular in the Piedmont. Many Barolo, Ghemme and Barbaresco wines ag in Slovanian oak but it’s also used in other countries. The taste is supposed to be quite different than the taste of French oak.
    5) 4 (C)
    Bonus question: Lison DOCG, Rosazzo DOCG, Ramandolo DOCG, Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG

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