Orvieto DOC

Orvieto See Umbria map, ref #11, and Lazio map, ref #21
Region: ,
History: Established as a DOC in 1971
Vineyard Area: 1,531 ha / 3,782 acres (2014)
Production: 101,800 hl / 1,130,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Grechetto, Trebbiano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano Toscano (locally Procanico) + OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Muffa Nobile (WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano + OAWG
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano + OAWG

Subzone:

  • Classico, the historic production area

Significant Production Rules:
  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 100 m (330 ft); maximum 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • For Muffa Nobile (noble rot), botrytized grapes must achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0%
  • For Vendemmia Tardiva, grapes cannot be harvested until after October 1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.0% potential); 10.5% for Muffa Nobile; 11.5% for Bianco; 12.0% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum approx. 5 months (ERD = March 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011