Wine Quiz #8

New week, new wine quiz

Sorry that this week’s wine quiz did not get published yesterday like it was supposed to. Five new questions are waiting for you to get solved!

Question 1
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

Question 2
Name any 3 DOCG wines from Veneto.

Question 3
Who bottled Italy’s very first rosato (pink wine)? Tell the story behind it.

Question 4
How many months does Barolo need to age in oak barrels in order for the wine to be classified as Barolo DOCG?
A) 12
B) 9
C) 36
D) 18

Question 5
Not every Italian region produces DOCG classified wines. Which of the following regions don’t produce any?
A) South Tyrol
B) Marche
C) Basilicata
D) Umbria

Answers are coming on Friday! Thanks for playing.
Want to try last week’s wine quiz? A complete list can be found here.


10 comments on “Wine Quiz #8”

  1. theducksong Reply

    already thought you had forgotten about the quiz!
    1: C
    2: Recioto di Soave DOCG, Fior d’Arancio Colli Euganei DOCG, Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG
    3: Leone de Castris during the World War II for the Americans.
    4: D
    5: A and C

    • vino in love Reply

      Well I thought I had the quiz auto-scheduled for yesterday but somehow it didn’t work out.
      Thanks for playing! I’ll give you the answers on Friday

  2. dr1nkforl1fe Reply

    Question 1: Morellino di Scansano is from the Marche I think (A)
    Question 2: Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella, Bardolino Superiore
    Question 3: Apulian winery Leone de Castris bottled the first Italian rosato. An American General ordered the wine from them during WWII
    Question 4: 18 months (D)
    Question 5: South Tyrol and Basilicata (A&C)

    Hope this is right!

    • talkavino Reply

      Q1: Sagrantino di Montefalco is from Umbria
      Q2: Amarone della Valpolicella, Soave Superiore, Bardolino Superiore
      Q3:All the questions about “Firsts” are not easy 🙂 Looks like it is the wine called Five Roses, produced in 1943 in Apulia, in a middle of WWII by Leone de Castris, and the name commemorates the fact that each generation of de Castris had 5 children. Now I want to try this wine : )
      Q4: D, 18 month (interestingly enough, wikipedia says that it is 2 years…)
      Q5: A, South Tyrol

    • vino in love Reply

      Thank you for playing. Looks good but is it right?:)
      I’ll check back on that two year oak aging for Barolo but according to my source it’s either A,B,C or D.

      • vino in love Reply

        I checked back on the Italian Agriculture website and it’s definitely not 24 months. Of course a Barolo can age 24 months in oak but it doesn’t have to. I don’t know why people keep writing wrong information on Wikipedia.

  3. Sean P. Reply

    1) Sagtantino di Montefalco C
    2) Bianco di Custoza, Fior d’Arancio Colli Euganei, Soave Superiore
    3: Leone de Castris in Apulia in 1943.
    4: Tricks Question! 36 months of total aging but at least 18 months in oak. (D)
    5: South Tyrol

  4. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    Question 1) D
    Question 2) Bardolino Superiore, Piave Malanotte, Colli Asolani
    Question 3) Librandi Ciro I believe.
    Question 4) C
    Question 5) A and C

  5. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    1) Sagrantino di Montefalco
    2) Bardolino Superiore, Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella
    3) Not sure but I found some sources saying that Leone de Castris produced the first Italian pink wine.
    4) 18 months
    5) South Tyrol and Basilicata

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