Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa DOC

Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa See Emilia-Romagna map, ref #11
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1976
Vineyard Area: 286 ha / 706 acres (2014)
Production: 9,020 hl / 100,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Spergola
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Lambrusco, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Spergola; maximum 15% Malvasia (maximum 5% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica), Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Trebbiano
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay; maximum 15% Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Malvasia (Wh, WhSw, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Trebbiano
  • Pinot (Wh, WhFr): Any proportions of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine)
  • Sauvignon (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Trebbiano
  • Spergola (Wh, WhSw, WhFr, WhFrSw): 100% Spergola
  • Riserva (Sauvignon tranquillo)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 50% Marzemino; maximum 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Malbo Gentile; maximum 50% OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Merlot, and/or Sangiovese
  • Lambrusco (Rd, RdSw, RdFr, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco Barghi, Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Marani, and/or Lambrusco Salamino; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Croatina, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Perla dei Vivi, Sgavetta, and/or Termarina
  • Lambrusco Grasparossa (Rd, RdSw, RdFr, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco Grasparossa; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Croatina, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, and/or Malbo Gentile
  • Lambrusco Montericco (Ro, RoFr, Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Lambrusco Montericco; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Croatina, Lambrusco Grasparossa, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco Salamino, and/or Malbo Gentile
  • Malbo Gentile (Rd, RdSw, RdFr, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Malbo Gentile; maximum 15% Croatina and/or Sgavetta
  • Marzemino (Rd, RdSw, RdFr, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Marzemino; maximum 15% Croatina, Malbo Gentile, and/or Sgavetta
  • Novello (Rosso, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino)
  • Riserva (Cabernet Sauvignon)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Same as Bianco, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot, or Spergola
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito Bianco (WhSw): Same as Malvasia, Sauvignon, or Spergola
  • Passito Rosso (RoSw, RdSw): Same as Malbo Gentile or Marzemino

Subzone:

  • Classico, the historic production area (Bianco only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0%
  • Spumante wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • 50% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5.5% for tranquillo versions of Bianco, Spergola, Lambrusco, and Lambrusco Grasparossa (10.5% potential); 5.5% for Spergola spumante and tranquillo versions of Malbo Gentile and Marzemino (11.0% potential); 6.0% for Malvasia spumante (11.0% potential); 7.0% for frizzante versions of Bianco, Malvasia, Spergola, and Lambrusco Grasparossa (10.5% potential); 7.0% for frizzante versions of Malbo Gentile and Marzemino (11.0% potential); 10.0% for Passito (16.0% potential); 10.5% for Malvasia tranquillo, Sauvignon, and Lambrusco Montericco; 11.0% for Chardonnay, Pinot, Sauvignon Riserva, Novello Bianco spumante, Chardonnay spumante, and Pinot spumante; 11.5% for Rosso; 12.0% for Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can be at any sweetness level, from brut nature (zero dosage) to dolce
  • Aging: For Sauvignon Riserva, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = July 1, V+2); for Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva, minimum 24 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2); for Passito, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = November 10, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/30/2015