Bivongi DOC

Bivongi See Calabria map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1996
Vineyard Area: 13 ha / 32 acres (2014)
Production: 533 hl / 5,920 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Greco, Guardavalle, Malvasia, Montonico Bianco
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Castiglione, Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Nocera
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 30–50% Greco, Guardavalle (locally Uva Greca), and/or Montonico Bianco; 30–50% Ansonica and/or Malvasia; maximum 30% OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): 30–50% Gaglioppo and/or Greco Nero; 30–50% Castiglione, Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese), and/or Nocera; maximum 15% OAWG; maximum 10% OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 30–50% Gaglioppo and/or Greco Nero; 30–50% Castiglione, Nero d’Avola, and/or Nocera; maximum 15% OAWG; maximum 10% OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 800 m (2,625 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.5% for Rosato; 12.0% for Rosso and Novello; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for Novello
  • Aging: For Bianco, Rosato, and Rosso, minimum approx. 2–3 months (ERD = January 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011