How well do you know Sangiovese ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
● So you think you know the home of Sangiovese ?
● Or - You think you know the different wine styles crafted from Sangiovese ?

Take this short Sangiovese Quiz and find out.

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Sangiovese is an Italian red wine grape varietal that derives its name from the Latin ‘Sanguis Jovis’ - which of the following is the literal translation of the name?

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DNA research & testing on the parentage of Sangiovese found that which of the following two wine grapes are its parents?

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Over time & from centuries of both natural & controlled clone selection - today there are how many officially recorded ‘dominant clones’ of Sangiovese planted to produce high quality red wines?

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In Italy, Sangiovese accounts for approximately 9% of all planted wine vines - this would make Sangiovese ranked at which position in the top planted wine grapes in Italy?

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Sangiovese is the main component of red wines from: Chianti Classico DOCG, Carmignano DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Morellino di Scansano DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. But by law which of the following must occur to be classified as Brunello di Montalcino DOCG?

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Sangiovese is quite particular about where it grows, so as to be able to best express itself in quality red wines. Which of the following is true when growing Sangiovese?

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When crafting Chianti Classico blended red wines - winemakers are allowed to add, traditional & local varietals such as Mammolo, Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet & even Merlot. But since 2006 what has been outlawed from Chianti Classico red wines?

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Which of the following is not a certified clone / name of Sangiovese planted and grown in Tuscany - Italy, and used to produce quality red wines?

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Sangiovese when ripe is natural high in tannins & fruit acidity, plus during winemaking is readily takes on oak notes & flavours when aged in barrel - which of the following are typical Sangiovese aromas & flavours?

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Since 2005 quality Sangiovese based red wine from Chianti Classico wineries have used the registered trademark / icon ‘Gallo Nero’ for the ‘Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico’. Gallo Nero translates to which of the following?

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Sangiovese's natural character & moderate alcohol make it a very food-friendly style when it comes to wine & food pairing. Which of the following is an ideal wine & food pairing with a Sangiovese-based red wine?

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Which of the following Italian wineries is located at the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region - and is renowned for producing quality, highly regarded Sangiovese based red wines?

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