IGP Valle d’Itria

Region:
History: Established in 1995
Vineyard Area: 127 ha / 314 acres (2014)
Production: 2,770 hl / 30,700 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Asprinio, Bianco di Alessano, Bombino Bianco, Chardonnay, Cococciola, Falanghina, Fiano, Francavidda, Garganega, Gewürztraminer, Greco, Grillo, Impigno, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Montonico Bianco, Moscato, Mostosa, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sylvaner Verde, Trebbiano, Verdeca, Verdicchio, Vermentino, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Aleatico, Barbera, Bombino Nero, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Greco Nero, Lacrima, Lambrusco, Malbec, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Montepulciano, Negroamaro, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Ottavianello, Pampanuto, Petit Verdot, Piedirosso, Pinot Nero, Primitivo, Refosco, Sangiovese, Susumaniello, Syrah, Uva di Troia
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Any proportions of white grape varieties approved for the provinces of Bari, Brindisi, and Taranto
  • Varietals (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Bianco di Alessano, Bombino Bianco, Chardonnay, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Maresco, Marchione, Minutolo, Montonico Bianco, Moscatello Selvatico, Moscato, Notardomenico, Ottavianello, Pampanuto, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sylvaner Verde, Verdeca, Verdicchio, Vermentino, or Welschriesling + OAG
  • Dual varietals (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr, RoFrSw): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the provinces of Bari, Brindisi, and Taranto
  • Varietals (Ro, RoFr, RoFrSw): Minimum 85% Aglianico, Aleatico, Barbera, Bombino Nero, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lambrusco Maestri, Malbec, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Negroamaro, Petit Verdot, Pinot Nero, Primitivo, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Sangiovese, Susumaniello, Syrah, or Uva di Troia + OAG
  • Dual varietals (Ro, RoFr, RoFrSw): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
  • Novello (Rosato, rosato varietals)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr, RdFrSw): Any proportions of red grape varieties approved for the provinces of Bari, Brindisi, and Taranto
  • Varietals (Rd, RdFr, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Aglianico, Aleatico, Barbera, Bombino Nero, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lambrusco Maestri, Malbec, Malvasia Nera, Merlot, Negroamaro, Petit Verdot, Pinot Nero, Primitivo, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Sangiovese, Susumaniello, Syrah, or Uva di Troia + OAG
  • Dual varietals (Rd, RdFr, RdFrSw): 50–85% of first-named variety; 15–50% of other variety
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Bianco Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp, RoSpSw): Same as Rosato or rosato varietals
  • Rosso Spumante (RdSp, RdSpSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco da Uve Stramature (Vendemmia Tardiva; Wh, WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosso da Uve Stramature (Rd, RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals
  • Bianco Passito (Wh, WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Rosso Passito (Rd, RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Communes of Alberobello and Locorotondo in the province of Bari; Ceglie Messapico, Cisternino, Fasano, and Ostuni in the province of Brindisi; and Crispiano and Martina Franca in the province of Taranto
  • Grapes for Passito may be dried slightly on or off the vine
  • Minimum alcohol level: 9.5% for Bianco frizzante and Bianco Spumante; 10.5% for Bianco tranquillo, Rosato frizzante, and Rosso frizzante; 11.0% for Rosato tranquillo, Rosato Spumante, Rosso Spumante, and Novello; 11.0% for Passito (15.0% potential); 11.5% for Rosso tranquillo; 12.0% for da Uve Stramature (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante wines can range from secco (dry) to amabile (semisweet)
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 06/27/2016