IGP Benaco Bresciano

Region:
History: Established in 1995
Vineyard Area: 57 ha / 142 acres (2014)
Production: 3,090 hl / 34,250 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Trebbiano, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Groppello, Marzemino, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Rebo, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Trebbiano (di Soave, Toscano), and/or Welschriesling + OAWG
  • Varietals (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Trebbiano + OAWG
  • Riesling (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Riesling and/or Welschriesling + OAWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Groppello, Marzemino, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero, Rebo, and/or Sangiovese + OARG
  • Varietals (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marzemino, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Rebo, and/or Sangiovese + OARG
  • Cabernet (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Same as Bianco

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Numerous communes in the province of Brescia
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Bianco and all frizzante wines; 10.5% for Chardonnay, Trebbiano, Rosso, and Barbera; 11.0% for all other varietals and Novello; 15.0% potential for Passito
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013