Falerno del Massico DOC

Falerno del Massico See Campania map, ref #9
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1989
Vineyard Area: 88 ha / 217 acres (2014)
Production: 1,840 hl / 20,400 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Falanghina
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Primitivo
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 60% Aglianico; maximum 40% Piedirosso; maximum 15% OAG
  • Primitivo (Rd): Minimum 85% Primitivo; maximum 15% Aglianico, Barbera, and/or Piedirosso
  • Riserva or Vecchio (Rosso, Primitivo)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Bianco; 12.5% for Rosso and Rosso Riserva; 13.0% for Primitivo and Primitivo Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso and Primitivo, minimum 1 year (ERD = January 1, V+2); for Riserva/Vecchio, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD approx. November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011