Colline Lucchesi DOC

Colline Lucchesi See Toscana (perimeter) map, ref #9
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1986
Vineyard Area: 90 ha / 222 acres (2014)
Production: 1,950 hl / 21,700 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Vermentino
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 40–80% Trebbiano Toscano; 10–60% Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, and/or Vermentino; maximum 25% OAWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OAWG
  • Vermentino (Wh): Minimum 85% Vermentino + OAWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 45–80% Sangiovese; 10–50% Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, and/or Syrah; maximum 35% OARG (maximum 5% Aleatico and/or Moscato)
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso, Merlot, Sangiovese)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vin Santo (Wh, WhSw): Any proportions of authorized white grapes
  • Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (RoSw): Any proportions of authorized red grapes

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, grapes must be dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) and can be pressed only between December 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for white varietals and Rosso; 11.5% for red varietals and Rosso Riserva; 12.0% for Merlot Riserva and Sangiovese Riserva; 16.0% (potential) for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = January 1, V+3); for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, minimum 3 years in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011