IGP Benevento / Beneventano

Region:
History: Established in 1995
Vineyard Area: 1,505 ha / 3,717 acres (2014)
Production: 75,000 hl / 832,500 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Asprinio, Biancolella, Chardonnay, Coda di Volpe, Falanghina, Fiano, Forastera, Greco, Malvasia, Moscato, Trebbiano, Verdeca
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Aleatico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lambrusco, Merlot, Montepulciano, Piedirosso, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Sciascinoso, Uva di Troia
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Any proportions of white grape varieties approved for the production area
  • Varietals (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay, Coda di Volpe, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, or Malvasia Bianca di Candia + OAWG
  • Moscato (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Moscato Bianco + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the production area
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the production area
  • Varietals (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Aglianico, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Piedirosso, Sangiovese, or Sciascinoso + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco Passito (WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosso Passito (RdSw): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Basilicata

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Entire province of Benevento
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Bianco and white varietals; 10.5% for Rosato, Rosso, and red varietals; 11.0% for Novello; 16.0% potential for Passito
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011