Contea di Sclafani / Valledolmo–Contea di Sclafani DOC

Contea di Sclafani See Sicilia map, ref #3
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1996
Vineyard Area: 45 ha / 112 acres (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Catarratto
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Perricone
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 95% Catarratto + OAG
  • Riserva (Bianco)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of Nero d’Avola and/or Perricone
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 95% Catarratto + OAG
  • Rosso Vendemmia Tardiva (Rd, RdSw): Any proportions of Nero d’Avola and/or Perricone

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum vineyard elevation: 300 m (985 ft)
  • Grapes for Vendemmia Tardiva must be dried on or off the vine until at least October 1 before pressing
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.0% potential); 11.5% for Bianco; 12.0% for Bianco Riserva and Rosso; 12.5% for Rosso Riserva
  • Aging: For Bianco Riserva, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = May 1, V+2); for Rosso Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 05/09/2017

Note: Before 2017, this denomination also produced rosato and sparkling wines and allowed numerous other grape varieties