Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG

Recioto della Valpolicella See Veneto map, ref #34
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968; became a DOCG in 2010
Vineyard Area: 7,435 ha / 18,400 acres total for all four Valpolicella DOPs (2014)
Production: 2,450 hl / 27,200 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Corvina
Styles and Wine Composition:
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (RdSpSw): 45–95% Corvina and/or Corvinone (proportion of Corvina must equal or exceed that of Corvinone); 5–30% Rondinella; maximum 25% OARG (of which no single variety can exceed 10% and all aromatic varieties combined cannot exceed 10%)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Recioto (RdSw): 45–95% Corvina and/or Corvinone (proportion of Corvina must equal or exceed that of Corvinone); 5–30% Rondinella; maximum 25% OARG (of which no single variety can exceed 10% and all aromatic varieties combined cannot exceed 10%)

Subzones:

  • Classico, comprising the communes of Fumane, Marano, Negrar, San Pietro in Cariano, and Sant’Ambrogio (Recioto)
  • Valpantena (Recioto, Spumante)

Significant Production Rules:
  • 99708945-Dried grapesMinimum potential alcohol level at harvest: 11.0%
  • After harvest, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 14.0% and cannot usually be vinified until December 1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0%
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 2.8% potential alcohol (approx. 50 g/l or 5.0% residual sugar)
  • Aging: No minimums specified


Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014