Corti Benedettine del Padovano DOC

Corti Benedettine del Padovano See Veneto map, ref #26
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2004
Vineyard Area: 107 ha / 264 acres (2014)
Production: 1,140 hl / 12,600 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Friulano, Moscato, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Raboso, Refosco
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Friulano (locally Tai); maximum 50% Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
  • Tai (Wh): Minimum 85% Friulano + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): 60–70% Merlot; minimum 10% Raboso (Piave and/or Veronese); maximum 30% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and/or Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 60–70% Merlot; minimum 10% Raboso; maximum 30% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and/or Refosco
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Raboso (Rd): Minimum 85% Raboso + OANRG
  • Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Refosco + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Raboso, Refosco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Chardonnay Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Moscato Spumante (WhSpSw): Minimum 95% Moscato Giallo + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 70% Moscato Giallo; maximum 30% Chardonnay, Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Raboso Passito (Rd, RdSw): Minimum 85% Raboso + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be air-dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) for regular (Moscato) Passito or 235 g/l (23.5%) for Raboso Passito and cannot be pressed before December 31
  • 40% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Spumante wines and Chardonnay frizzante may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5.0% for Moscato Spumante (11.0% potential); 10.5% for Bianco and Chardonnay frizzante; 11.0% for Pinot Grigio, Tai, Rosato, Rosso, Raboso, and Novello; 11.0% for Passito (13.0% potential); 11.5% for Chardonnay tranquillo, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, red varietals except Raboso, and Chardonnay Spumante; 12.5% for Riserva; 14.0% (potential) for Raboso Passito
  • Residual sugar: Chardonnay Spumante can range from extra brut to demisec; Moscato Spumante is always dolce
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011