Garda Colli Mantovani DOC

Garda Colli Mantovani See Lombardia map, ref #7
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History: Established as the Colli Morenici Mantovani del Garda DOC in 1976; name changed in 1997
Vineyard Area: 33 ha / 82 acres (2014)
Production: 1,150 hl / 12,750 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Maximum 35% Chardonnay; maximum 35% Garganega; maximum 35% Trebbiano; maximum 15% Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and/or Welschriesling
  • Chardonnay (Wh): 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
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato or Chiaretto (Ro): Maximum 45% Merlot; maximum 40% Rondinella; maximum 20% Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 15% Sangiovese, Molinara, and/or Negrara
RED WINES
  • Rosso or Rubino (Rd): Maximum 45% Merlot; maximum 40% Rondinella; maximum 20% Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon; maximum 15% Sangiovese, Molinara, and/or Negrara
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Riserva (Cabernet, Merlot)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco, Rosato, and Rosso; 11.0% for white varietals; 11.5% for Cabernet and Merlot; 12.0% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011