IGP Calabria

Region:
History: Established in 1995
Vineyard Area: 838 ha / 2,070 acres (2014)
Production: 21,720 hl / 241,300 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Greco, Guardavalle, Guarnaccia, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Montonico Bianco, Moscato, Pecorello, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Trebbiano, Verdicchio, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico), Zibibbo
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Castiglione, Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Magliocco Canino, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Nocera, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Any proportions of white grape varieties approved for the region of Calabria
  • Varietals (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Ansonica, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Greco, Guardavalle, Guarnaccia, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Montonico Bianco, Moscato, Pecorello, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Trebbiano Toscano, Verdicchio, Welschriesling, or Zibibbo + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr, RoSw, RoFrSw): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the region of Calabria
  • Varietals (Ro, RoFr, RoSw, RoFrSw): Same as Rosso varietals
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the region of Calabria
  • Varietals (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Aglianico, Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Castiglione, Gaglioppo, Greco Nero, Magliocco Canino, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Marsigliana Nera, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese), Nocera, Petit Verdot, Prunesta, Sangiovese, or Syrah + OARG
  • Cabernet (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Bianco Spumante (WhSp): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Same as Rosato or rosato varietals
  • Rosso Spumante (RdSp): Same as Rosso or red varietals
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco Passito (WhSw): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Calabria
  • Rosso Passito (RdSw): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Calabria

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Entire region of Calabria
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 14.0%
  • Spumante must be fermented in autoclaves (pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Bianco frizzante; 10.5% for Bianco tranquillo, Rosato (tranquillo and frizzante), and Rosso frizzante; 11.0% for Rosso tranquillo, Novello, and all Spumante wines; 14.0% potential for Passito
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may be brut or extra dry
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/07/2014