Cinque Terre / Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà DOC

Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà See Liguria map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1973
Vineyard Area: 48 ha / 120 acres (2014)
Production: 2,120 hl / 23,500 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Bosco
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 40% Bosco; maximum 40% Albarola and/or Vermentino; maximum 20% OAG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Sciacchetrà (WhSw): Minimum 40% Bosco; maximum 40% Albarola and/or Vermentino; maximum 20% OAG
  • Riserva (Sciacchetrà)

Subzones:

  • Costa da Posa
  • Costa de Campu
  • Costa de Sera

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Sciacchetrà must be air-dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 17.0% and cannot be pressed until November 1, V
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for subzones; 13.5% for Sciacchetrà (17.0% potential)
  • Aging: For Sciacchetrà, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 3 years (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011