Ischia DOC

Ischia See Campania map, ref #13
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1966
Vineyard Area: 93 ha / 230 acres (2014)
Production: 3,075 hl / 34,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Biancolella, Forastera
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cannonau, Piedirosso
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 45–70% Forastera; 30–55% Biancolella; maximum 15% OANWG
  • Biancolella (Wh): Minimum 85% Biancolella + OANWG
  • Forastera (Wh): Minimum 85% Forastera + OANWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 40–50% Cannonau (locally Guarnaccia); 40–50% Piedirosso (locally Pèr e Palummo); maximum 15% OANRG
  • Piedirosso or Pèr e Palummo (Rd): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OANRG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): 45–70% Forastera; 30–55% Biancolella; maximum 15% OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Passito, some or all of the grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol of 14.5%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco and white varietals; 11.0% for Rosso and Piedirosso; 11.5% for Spumante and Superiore; 13.5% for Passito (14.5% potential)
  • Aging: For Bianco and Superiore, minimum 30 days in bottle (ERD approx. November 1, V); for Rosso, minimum 90 days in bottle (ERD approx. February 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011