Time for the weekly wine quiz solutions. You can find this week’s wine quiz here.
Tuscany is home to all of the following wines but one. Name the wine and determine where it’s from
A) Morellino di Scansano
B) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
C) Sagrantino di Montefalco
D) Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Correct answer: C – Sagrantino di Montefalco comes from one of Tuscany’s bordering regions Umbria.
Name any 3 DOCG wines from Veneto.
Correct answer: Any of three of the following 14 wines were required to solve the question: Amarone della Valpolicella, Bagnoli Friularo, Bardolino Superiore, Colli Asolani-Prosecco, Colli di Conegliano, Conegliano Valdobbiaene – Prosecco, Fior d’arancio Colli Euganei, Lison, Montello Rosso (Montello), Piave Malanotte, Recioto della Valpolicella, Recioto di Gambellara, Recioto di Soave, Soave Superiore
Who bottled Italy’s very first rosato (pink wine)? Tell the story behind it.
Correct answer: Apulian winery Leone de Castris is said to have bottled the very first Italian rosato on a large scale production. The wine which is named Five Roses is still bottled today. The Five Roses was first ordered by an American general during World War II.
How many months does Barolo need to age in oak barrels in order for the wine to be classified as Barolo DOCG?
Correct answer: D. Barolo needs to age at least 18 months in oak barrels according to the Italian government agency which sets the rules for Italian wine classifications.
Not every Italian region produces DOCG classified wines. Which of the following regions don’t produce any?
A) South Tyrol
Correct Answer: A and C. Neither South Tyrol nor Basilicata have any DOCG classified wines.
This week we have two winners: theducksong and RiojaChianti solved all five questions correctly! Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everybody for playing! Talk-A-Vino, Drinkforlife, Sean.P and wineking3 came close and solved 4 out 5 questions. The most difficult question seemed to have been question #5 where many of you only answered A – South Tyrol but also the Southern Italy region Basilicata has 0 DOCG wines.
If you want to learn more about the Five Roses then you can read my wine tastings about it. Last June I reviewed the 2011 vintage of it.
Next week there will be a new quiz where you can try to wine some bragging right : )
Update: Talk-A-Vino pointed out that the region Basilicata will have a DOCG wine – The Aglianico del Vulture DOCG (it’s already in production). The wine is not out on the market yet (earliest possible release will be November 2013) Therefore Question #5 has no valid solution and doesn’t count. This means that Sean P. and Talk-A-Vino also won this week’s wine quiz. Congratulations!