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: Ansonica, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Grecanico Dorato, Grillo, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Perricone, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese, Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Ansonica (locally Insolia), Catarratto, and/or Grecanico + OAG
  • Ansonica or Insolia (Wh): Minimum 85% Ansonica + OAG
  • Catarratto (Wh): Minimum 85% Catarratto + OAG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAG
  • Grecanico (Wh): Minimum 85% Grecanico Dorato + OAG
  • Grillo (Wh): Minimum 85% Grillo + OAG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OAG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OAG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Nerello Mascalese + OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Nerello Mascalese and/or Perricone + OAG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OAG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OAG
  • Nerello Mascalese (Rd): Minimum 85% Nerello Mascalese + OAG
  • Nero d’Avola or Calabrese (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese) + OAG
  • Perricone (Rd): Minimum 85% Perricone + OAG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OAG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OAG
  • Syrah (Rd): Minimum 85% Syrah + OAG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals except Nerello Mascalese)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, RoSp): Same as Bianco, any white varietal, or Rosato
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Same as Bianco or any of the white varietals
  • Dolce (WhSw): Same as Bianco or any of the white varietals
  • Dolce Vendemmia Tardiva (WhSw): Same as Bianco or any of the white varietals

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum vineyard elevation: 300 m (985 ft)
  • Grapes for Vendemmia Tardiva must be left to dry on the vine until at least October 1
  • Spumante wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5.5% for Dolce (11.0% potential); 5.5% for Dolce Vendemmia Tardiva (18.0% potential); 10.5% for Bianco, white varietals, and Rosato; 11.0% for Rosso, red varietals, and Novello; 11.5% for Spumante; 12.0% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 50 g/l (5.0%) for Dolce; minimum 150 g/l (15.0%) for Dolce Vendemmia Tardiva
  • Aging: For Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = May 1, V+2); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013