Lizzano DOC

Lizzano See Puglia map, ref #11
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1988
Vineyard Area: 47 ha / 117 acres (2014)
Production: 400 hl / 4,440 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Malvasia Nera, Negroamaro
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): 40–60% Trebbiano Toscano; minimum 30% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco; maximum 25% Bianco di Alessano and/or Sauvignon Blanc; maximum 10% Malvasia Lunga Bianca
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): 60–80% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Bombino Nero, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 10% Malvasia Nera
  • Negroamaro (Ro): Minimum 85% Negroamaro; maximum 15% Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero, and/or Sangiovese
  • Novello (Rosato)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): 60–80% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Bombino Nero, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 10% Malvasia Nera
  • Malvasia Nera (Rd): Minimum 85% Malvasia Nera (di Brindisi or di Lecce); maximum 15% Montepulciano, Negroamaro, Pinot Nero, and/or Sangiovese
  • Negroamaro (Rd): Minimum 85% Negroamaro; maximum 15% Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Pinot Nero, and/or Sangiovese
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Superiore (Malvasia Nera, Negroamaro)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Same as Bianco
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Same as Rosato

Significant Production Rules:
  • Some of the grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.5% for Rosato, Rosso, and Spumante; 12.0% for Malvasia Nera, Negroamaro, and Rosato Spumante; 13.0% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Novello, less than 1 month (ERD = November 6, V); for Superiore, minimum approx. 13 months (ERD = November 30, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011