Pignoletto DOC

Pignoletto Pignoletto DOPs

Region:
History: Approved as a DOC in 2014 for Grechetto-based wines formerly in Colli Bolognesi DOC
Production: 78,750 hl / 875,000 cases (2016, C)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Grechetto
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Grechetto Gentile (aka Grechetto di Todi, locally Alionzina); maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 15% OANWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Grechetto; maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 15% OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (WhSw): Minimum 85% Grechetto; maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 15% OANWG
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Grechetto; maximum 15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine); maximum 15% OANWG

Subzones:

  • Colli d’Imola, from the communes of Borgo Tossignano, Casalfiumanese, Fontanelice, and parts of four others in the province of Bologna (Bianco and Spumante only)
  • Modena, from the portion of the denomination located in the province of Modena (Bianco and Spumante only)
  • Reno, from the majority of the denomination located in the province of Bologna and six communes in the province of Modena (Bianco and Spumante only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Numerous communes in the provinces of Bologna and Modena, plus four communes in the province of Ravenna
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for non-subzone Bianco and Spumante; 11.0% for all subzone wines except Colli d’Imola Bianco; 11.5% for Colli d’Imola Bianco; 12.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (14.0% potential); 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from natural (zero dosage) to dry
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 09/26/2014