Eloro DOC

Eloro See Sicilia map, ref #6
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1994
Vineyard Area: 107 ha / 265 acres (2014)
Production: 670 hl / 7,440 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Frappato, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Perricone
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 90% Frappato, Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese), and/or Perricone + OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Frappato, Nero d’Avola, and/or Perricone + OAG
  • Rosso from subzone Pachino only (Rd): Minimum 80% Nero d’Avola; maximum 20% Frappato and/or Perricone
  • Frappato (Rd): Minimum 90% Frappato + OAG
  • Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 90% Nero d’Avola + OAG
  • Pignatello (Rd): Minimum 90% Perricone + OAG
  • Riserva (Rosso Pachino)

Subzone:

  • Pachino (Rosso only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Rosato; 12.0% for all reds
  • Aging: For Pachino Rosso, minimum approx. 5 months (ERD = April 1, V+1); for Pachino Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = October 15, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/25/2013