Reggiano DOC

Reggiano See Emilia-Romagna map, ref #15
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1971
Vineyard Area: 1,176 ha / 2,905 acres (2014)
Production: 77,900 hl / 864,700 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Ancellotta, Cabernet Franc, Fogarina, Lambrusco, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Merlot, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Lambrusco (Ro, RoFr, RoSw, RoFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco (Barghi, di Sorbara, Grasparossa, Maestri, Marani, Montericco, Oliva, Salamino, and/or Viadanese); maximum 15% Ancellotta, Fogarina, Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Perla dei Vivi, Sgavetta, and/or Termarina
  • Lambrusco Salamino (Ro, RoFr, RoSw, RoFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco Salamino; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco di Sorbara, and/or Malbo Gentile
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): 30–60% Ancellotta; 40–70% Cabernet Sauvignon, Fogarina, Lambrusco (a Foglia Frastagliata, di Sorbara, Grasparossa, Maestri, Marani, Oliva, Salamino, and/or Viadanese), Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Merlot, and/or Sangiovese
  • Lambrusco (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco (Barghi, di Sorbara, Grasparossa, Maestri, Marani, Montericco, Oliva, Salamino, and/or Viadanese); maximum 15% Ancellotta, Fogarina, Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata, Malbo Gentile, Marzemino, Perla dei Vivi, Sgavetta, and/or Termarina
  • Lambrusco Salamino (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco Salamino; maximum 15% Ancellotta, Lambrusco Marani, Lambrusco di Sorbara, and/or Malbo Gentile
  • Novello (Rosso, Lambrusco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Any proportions of Lambrusco (di Sorbara, Maestri, Marani, Montericco, and/or Salamino) and/or Malbo Gentile (all vinified as a white wine)
  • Lambrusco Spumante (RoSp, RoSpSw, RdSp, RdSpSw): Same as Lambrusco

Significant Production Rules:
  • 50% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5.5% for still versions of Rosso, Lambrusco, and Lambrusco Salamino (10.5% potential); 5.5% for Spumante and Lambrusco Spumante (11.0% potential); 7.0% for frizzante versions of Rosso, Lambrusco, and Lambrusco Salamino (10.5% potential); 11.0% for Novello
  • Residual sugar: Spumante and Lambrusco Spumante can be produced at any sweetness level, from brut nature (zero dosage) to dolce
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/30/2015