Locorotondo DOC

Locorotondo See Puglia map, ref #12
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1969
Vineyard Area: 81 ha / 200 acres (2014)
Production: 2,080 hl / 23,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Bianco di Alessano, Fiano, Verdeca
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Verdeca; minimum 35% Bianco di Alessano; maximum 15% OAWG
  • Bianco di Alessano (Wh): Minimum 85% Bianco di Alessano + OAWG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAWG
  • Verdeca (Wh): Minimum 85% Verdeca + OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
  • Riserva (Bianco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 50% Verdeca; minimum 35% Bianco di Alessano; maximum 15% OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 50% Verdeca; minimum 35% Bianco di Alessano; maximum 15% OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 250 g/l (25.0%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Bianco di Alessano, Verdeca, Spumante, and Riserva; 11.5% for Fiano; 12.0% for Superiore; 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from extra brut to dolce
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013