Biferno DOC

Biferno See Molise map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1983
Vineyard Area: 23 ha / 57 acres (2014)
Production: 3,100 hl / 34,400 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Montepulciano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 70–80% Trebbiano Toscano + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): 70–80% Montepulciano; 10–20% Aglianico; maximum 20% OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 70–80% Montepulciano; 10–20% Aglianico; maximum 20% OANRG
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft) for reds; 600 m (1,970 ft) for whites
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.5% for Rosato and Rosso; 12.5% for Superiore; 13.0% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 3 years (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011