Amelia DOC

Amelia See Umbria map, ref #5
Region:
History: Established as the Colli Amerini DOC in 1989; name changed in 2011
Vineyard Area: 18 ha / 44 acres (2014)
Production: 675 hl / 7,510 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Malvasia, Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Trebbiano Toscano + OAWG
  • Grechetto (Wh): Minimum 85% Grechetto + OAWG
  • Malvasia (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Sangiovese + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Ciliegiolo (Rd): Minimum 85% Ciliegiolo + OARG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vin Santo (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 50% Trebbiano + OAWG
  • Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (Ro, RoSw): Minimum 50% Sangiovese + OARG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 90 m (295 ft); maximum 450 m (1,475 ft)
  • For Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 266 g/l (26.6%) and can be pressed only between December 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, Merlot, and Novello; 11.5% for Grechetto and Malvasia; 12.0% for Ciliegiolo and Sangiovese; 12.5% for Riserva; 16.0% (potential) for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel and 6 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+2); for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, minimum 2 years in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013