Leverano DOC

Leverano See Puglia map, ref #10
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1979
Vineyard Area: 128 ha / 317 acres (2014)
Production: 6,840 hl / 76,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Fiano, Malvasia
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Negroamaro
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAWG
  • Malvasia Bianca (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 30% OARG
  • Negroamaro (Ro): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 30% OARG
  • Negroamaro (Rd): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Superiore (Rd): Minimum 90% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, Negroamaro)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino
  • Dolce Naturale (WhSw): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino

Significant Production Rules:
  • 50% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco and white varietals; 11.0% for Rosato, Negroamaro rosato, and Novello; 11.0% for Passito and Dolce Naturale (15.0% potential); 11.5% for Rosso; 12.0% for Negroamaro rosso; 12.5% for Superiore and Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for all wines except Passito and Dolce Naturale; minimum 8 g/l (0.8%) for Passito and Dolce Naturale
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 12 months (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Rosso Riserva, minimum 24 months (ERD = November 1, V+2); for Negroamaro Riserva, minimum 24 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011