Garda DOC

Garda See Lombardia map, ref #6, and Veneto map, ref #11

Note: The Classico subzone of this denomination is slated to become part of the Riviera del Garda Classico DOC in 2017 if the proposed denomination is approved as expected.

Region: ,
History: Established as a DOC in 1996
Vineyard Area: 804 ha / 1,986 acres (2014)
Production: 33,700 hl / 374,200 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Cortese, Friulano, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Corvina, Groppello, Marzemino, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco Classico (Wh): Minimum 70% Riesling and/or Welschriesling + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Cortese (Wh): Minimum 85% Cortese + OANWG
  • Garganega (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Garganega + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling + OANWG
  • Riesling Italico (Wh): Minimum 85% Welschriesling (aka Riesling Italico) + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
  • Tai (Wh): Minimum 85% Friulano (locally Tai) + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Chiaretto Classico (Ro): Minimum 30% Groppello (Gentile, Mocasina, and/or San Stefano); minimum 5% Barbera; minimum 5% Marzemino; minimum 5% Sangiovese; maximum 10% OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso Classico (Rd): Minimum 30% Groppello; minimum 5% Barbera; minimum 5% Marzemino; minimum 5% Sangiovese; maximum 10% OAG
  • Barbera (Rd): Minimum 85% Barbera + OANRG
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OANRG
  • Cabernet Franc (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Corvina (Rd): Minimum 85% Corvina + OANRG
  • Groppello Classico (Rd): Minimum 85% Groppello + OANRG
  • Marzemino (Rd): Minimum 85% Marzemino + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso Classico)
  • Superiore (Rosso Classico)
  • Riserva (Groppello Classico)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco, Riesling, or Sauvignon Blanc; maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 15% OANWG
  • Rosé Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 30% Groppello; minimum 5% Barbera; minimum 5% Marzemino; minimum 5% Sangiovese; maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 10% OAG

Subzone:

  • Classico (Bianco, Chiaretto, Rosso, Groppello, Novello, Superiore, and Riserva only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Spumante wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Chardonnay frizzante and Garganega frizzante; 10.5% for still white varietals, Barbera, Corvina, and Marzemino; 11.0% for Bianco, Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Groppello, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Novello, and Spumante; 11.5% for Chiaretto and Rosé Spumante; 12.0% for Superiore and Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 49 g/l (4.9%) for Rosé Spumante
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum approx. 14 months (ERD = December 31, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011