Contessa Entellina DOC

Contessa Entellina See Sicilia map, ref #4
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1993
Vineyard Area: 19 ha / 46 acres (2014)
Production: 115 hl / 1,280 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Fiano, Grecanico Dorato, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Pinot Nero, Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Ansonica + OAWG
  • Ansonica (Wh): Minimum 85% Ansonica (locally Inzolia) + OAG
  • Catarratto (Wh): Minimum 85% Catarratto + OAG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAG
  • Grecanico (Wh): Minimum 85% Grecanico Dorato + OAG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OAG
  • Viognier (Wh): Minimum 85% Viognier + OAG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese) and/or Syrah + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Nero d’Avola and/or Syrah + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 15% Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Nero, and/or Syrah
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot; maximum 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Nero, and/or Syrah
  • Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola; maximum 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and/or Syrah
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero; maximum 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola, and/or Syrah
  • Syrah (Rd): Minimum 85% Syrah; maximum 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 50% Ansonica + OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Vendemmia Tardiva must be left to dry on the vine until at least October 1 to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco and Rosato; 11.5% for white varietals and Rosso; 12.0% for red varietals; 15.0% (potential) for Vendemmia Tardiva
  • Aging: For Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = May 1, V+2); for Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/25/2013