Spanish Wine Regions Quiz
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Spanish Wine Regions Quiz

Test your knowledge of three Spanish wine regions: Cariñena DO, Campo de Borja DO, and Calatayud DO. Discover their warm continental climates, high altitude vineyards, and unique characteristics. Learn about the grapes, terroir, and winemaking traditions of these inland regions.

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Questions and Answers

Which type of barrels/vessels are commonly used by these producers for aging their wines?

Large barrels (500 L and bigger)

What flavors are often found in these wines?

Raspberry and plum

What is the acidity level of these wines?

High

What is the tannin level of these wines?

<p>Medium</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the usual price range of these wines?

<p>Mid</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the vineyards in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO?

<p>Vineyards made up of high density bush vines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary grape variety grown in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO?

<p>Garnacha</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of wines are mainly produced in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO?

<p>Red wines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the average annual rainfall in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO?

<p>450-500 mm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the major factor that helps to retain acidity in the grapes in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO?

<p>High diurnal range</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Aging and Characteristics of Wine

  • American oak barrels are commonly used for aging wine, imparting flavors such as vanilla, caramel, and dill
  • Wines often exhibit flavors of dark fruits, plum, and blackberry
  • Acidity levels in these wines are generally medium to high
  • Tannin levels are medium to high, contributing to the wine's structure and aging potential
  • The usual price range of these wines is moderate to premium

Vineyard Characteristics in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO

  • Vineyards in these regions are NOT characterized by proximity to the ocean
  • Garnacha (Grenache) is the primary grape variety grown in these regions
  • Mainly red wines are produced in CaRIÑENa DO, CaMpO DE BORJa DO, and CaLaTaYUD DO
  • Average annual rainfall in these regions is low, around 350-400 mm
  • High altitude and continental climate help to retain acidity in the grapes

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