Pornassio / Ormeasco di Pornassio DOC

Pornassio, Ormeasco di Pornassio See Liguria map, ref #8
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2003
Vineyard Area: 24 ha / 59 acres (2014)
Production: 1,040 hl / 11,500 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Dolcetto
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Sciac-trà (Ro): Minimum 95% Dolcetto (locally Ormeasco) + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 95% Dolcetto + OANRG
  • Superiore (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): Minimum 95% Dolcetto + OANRG
  • Passito Liquoroso (RdFoSw): Minimum 95% Dolcetto + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 260 g/l (26.0%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Sciac-trà; 11.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Superiore; 15.0% for Passito (16.5% potential); 16.0% for Passito Liquoroso (18.0% potential)
  • Aging: For Rosso and Sciac-trà, minimum approx. 4 months (ERD = March 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum approx. 12 months, including 4 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum 12 months, including 4 months in barrel (ERD = January 1, V+2); for Passito Liquoroso, minimum 12 months (ERD = January 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011