Pentro di Isernia / Pentro DOC

See Molise map, ref #3
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1983
Vineyard Area: 0.6 ha / 1.5 acres (2014)
Production: 24 hl / 265 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Falanghina
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Montepulciano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 80% Falanghina; 15–20% Trebbiano Toscano; maximum 5% OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): 75–80% Montepulciano; 20–25% Tintilia; maximum 5% OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 75–80% Montepulciano; 20–25% Tintilia; maximum 5% OANRG
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 600 m (1,970 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Rosato and Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 1 year, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 4 years, including 2 years in barrel and 6 months in bottle (ERD = May 1, V+5)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 06/18/2014

Note: Before 2014, Bianco was Trebbiano based (60–70% Trebbiano Toscano; 30–40% Bombino Bianco; maximum 10% OAWG), and the aging requirements for Rosso and Riserva were half as long.