Delle Venezie DOC (Proposed)

Delle Venezie DOC

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History: Proposed as a DOC in 2016
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Verduzzo
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 50% Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and/or Verduzzo (Friulano and/or Trevigiano) + OAWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and/or Verduzzo + OANWG*
SPARKLING WINES
  • Pinot Grigio Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, and/or Verduzzo + OANWG*

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: The entire regions of Friuli–Venezia Giulia and Veneto, plus the Trentino half of Trentino–Alto Adige (i.e., the province of Trento)
  • Spumante must be fermented in autoclaves (pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11%
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from zero dosage to dry
  • Aging: No minimums specified
  • Varietal Pinot Grigio may be labeled as “Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC”

*Note: Until 2026, other nonaromatic white grapes may be used in addition to those listed.