Circeo DOC

Circeo See Lazio map, ref #10
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1996
Vineyard Area: 60 ha / 148 acres (2014)
Production: 4,380 hl / 48,600 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Merlot, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 55% Trebbiano Toscano; maximum 30% Chardonnay; maximum 30% Malvasia; maximum 15% OAWG
  • Trebbiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Trebbiano + OAG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): Minimum 55% Merlot; maximum 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 30% Sangiovese; maximum 15% OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 55% Merlot; maximum 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 30% Sangiovese; maximum 15% OARG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OAG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OAG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 55% Trebbiano; maximum 30% Chardonnay; maximum 30% Malvasia; maximum 15% OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Rosato, and Novello; 11.5% for varietals and Spumante; 12.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011