Arcole DOC

Arcole See Veneto map, ref #2
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2000
Vineyard Area: 57 ha / 141 acres (2014)
Production: 985 hl / 10,940 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 50% Garganega + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Garganega (Wh): Minimum 85% Garganega + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr, RoFrSw): Minimum 50% Merlot + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosato)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 50% Merlot + OANRG
  • Nero (Rd): Minimum 50% Merlot + OANRG
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Carmenère (Rd): Minimum 85% Carmenère + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 50% Garganega + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Garganega + OANWG
  • Passito (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 50% Garganega + OANWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • After harvest, grapes for Nero must be dried for a minimum of 30 days, and grapes for Passito must be dried for a minimum of 2 months
  • For Vendemmia Tardiva, grapes cannot be harvested until after November 11
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco, Chardonnay frizzante, Garganega, and Rosato; 11.0% for Chardonnay tranquillo, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Rosso, Novello, and Spumante; 11.5% for red varietals; 12.0% for Riserva; 12.5% potential for Vendemmia Tardiva; 13.5% for Nero; 14.5% potential for Passito
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from extra brut to dolce
  • Aging: For Nero, Vendemmia Tardiva, and Passito, minimum approx. 1 year, including 3 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 3 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011