Merlara DOC

Merlara See Veneto map, ref #15
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2000
Vineyard Area: 23 ha / 57 acres (2014)
Production: 100 hl / 1,110 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Friulano, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Marzemino, Merlot, Raboso, Refosco
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): 50–70% Friulano; maximum 50% Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and/or Welschriesling (aka Riesling Italico)
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Malvasia (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia Istriana + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling and/or Welschriesling + OANWG
  • Tai (Wh): Minimum 85% Friulano (locally Tai) + OANWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 50–70% Merlot; maximum 50% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Marzemino, Raboso, and/or Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Marzemino (RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Marzemino + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Raboso (Rd): Minimum 85% Raboso (Piave and/or Veronese) + OANRG
  • Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco frizzante; 11.0% for Bianco tranquillo, white varietals (except Riesling), Rosso, Cabernet, Marzemino, and Novello; 11.5% for Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Raboso, and Refosco
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011