Falanghina del Sannio DOC

Falanghina del Sannio See Campania map, ref #18
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2011, incorporating the Falanghina-based wines of the former DOCs Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo), Sant’Agata dei Goti, Solopaca, and Taburno (the other wines from those DOCs are now part of the Sannio DOC)
Vineyard Area: 914 ha / 2,257 acres (2014)
Production: 31,700 hl / 351,500 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Falanghina
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante or Spumante di Qualità (WhSp): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
  • Spumante di Qualità Metodo Classico (WhSp): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG

Subzones:

  • Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo)
  • Sant’Agata dei Goti
  • Solopaca
  • Taburno

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0%
  • Spumante di Qualità Metodo Classico must undergo second fermentation in bottles; Spumante and Spumante di Qualità must be fermented in autoclaves (pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: (For subzones, add 0.5% for each category) 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for sparkling wines; 13.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva; 16.0% (potential) for Passito
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may range from extra brut to extra dry; Metodo Classico may be extra brut or brut
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 3–5 months (ERD = June 1, V+1); for Metodo Classico, minimum 12 months on the lees (ERD = November 15, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011