Monti Lessini DOC

Monti Lessini See Veneto map, ref #41
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1987; name changed from Lessini Durello DOC in 2001
Vineyard Area: 61 ha / 151 acres (2014)
Production: 105 hl / 1,170 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Durella, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Pinot Nero
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Chardonnay; maximum 50% Durella (locally Durello), Garganega, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, and/or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Durello (Wh): Minimum 85% Durella; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, and/or Pinot Nero
RED WINES
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OANRG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Durella; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, and/or Pinot Nero

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine for a minimum of 2 months
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Durello; 11.5% for Bianco; 11.5% for Passito (14.5% potential); 12.5% for Pinot Nero
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011