Colli Martani DOC

Colli Martani See Umbria map, ref #7
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1988
Vineyard Area: 169 ha / 417 acres (2014)
Production: 4,540 hl / 50,400 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Grechetto, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Vernaccia Nera
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Trebbiano Toscano + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
  • Grechetto (Wh): Minimum 85% Grechetto + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
  • Trebbiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Trebbiano + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Vernaccia (RdSw): Minimum 85% Vernaccia Nera + OAG
  • Riserva (red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 50% Chardonnay, Grechetto, and/or Pinot Nero + OANWG (maximum 10% Malvasia)

Subzones:

  • Cannara, from the commune of Cannara only (Vernaccia only)
  • Todi, from the commune of Todi only (Grechetto only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 150 m (490 ft); maximum 600 m (1,970 ft)
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 17.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Trebbiano, Riesling, and Spumante; 11.5% for Chardonnay, Grechetto, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosso, and Sangiovese; 11.5% for Vernaccia (17.0% potential); 12.0% for Grechetto di Todi, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot
  • Aging: For red varietals, minimum 1 year (ERD = October 31, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = October 31, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011

Note: The Todi DOC lies within the Colli Martani DOC and also produces Grechetto.