Pantelleria DOC

Pantelleria See Sicilia map, ref #14
Region:
History: Established as the Moscato di Pantelleria DOC in 1971; named changed in 2013
Vineyard Area: 299 ha / 739 acres (2014)
Production: 6,850 hl / 76,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Zibibbo
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Zibibbo (aka Moscato di Alessandria) + OAWG
  • Zibibbo Dolce (WhSw, WhFrSw): 100% Zibibbo
  • Moscato (WhSw): 100% Zibibbo
SPARKLING WINES
  • Moscato Spumante (WhSpSw): 100% Zibibbo
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): 100% Zibibbo
  • Moscato Dorato (WhFoSw): 100% Zibibbo
  • Moscato Liquoroso (WhFoSw): 100% Zibibbo
  • Passito Liquoroso (WhFoSw): 100% Zibibbo

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Moscato Dorato must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 250 g/l (25.0%)
  • Zibibbo Dolce cannot exceed 1.7 atmospheres of pressure
  • Minimum alcohol level: Approx. 6.0% for Zibibbo Dolce (10.0% potential); 6.0% for Moscato Spumante (12.0% potential); 11.0% for Moscato (15.0% potential); 11.5% for Bianco; 14.0% for Passito (20.0% potential); 15.0% for Moscato Liquoroso (21.0% potential); 15.0% for Passito Liquoroso (22.0% potential); 15.5% for Moscato Dorato (21.5% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 100 g/l (10.0%) for Moscato Dorato
  • Aging: For Passito Liquoroso, minimum approx. 1–2 months (ERD = February 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 6–8 months (ERD = July 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 10/28/2013