Riviera del Garda Bresciano / Garda Bresciano DOC

See Lombardia map, ref #11

Note: This denomination is slated to combine with Valtènesi DOC and the Classico subzone of Garda DOC to become the Riviera del Garda Classico DOC if the proposed changes are approved as expected in 2017.

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1977
Vineyard Area: 78 ha / 193 acres (2014)
Production: 4,165 hl / 46,200 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Riesling, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Groppello
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 80% Riesling and/or Welschriesling (aka Riesling Italico) + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Chiaretto (Ro): 30–60% Groppello (di Mocasina, di San Stefano, and/or Gentile); 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino (locally Berzemino); maximum 10% OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 30–60% Groppello; 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino; maximum 10% OAG
  • Groppello (Rd): Minimum 85% Groppello + OAG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Superiore (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante Rosé or Rosato (RoSp): 30–60% Groppello; 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino; maximum 10% OAG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 350 m (1,150 ft)
  • Spumante may be made by either the Metodo Classico (wines undergo second fermentation in bottles) or the Charmat method (fermented in pressurized tanks)
  • 40% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration and the wine must be bottled by December 31
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Rosso, and Novello; 11.5% for Chiaretto and Spumante; 12.0% for Groppello and Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 15 g/l (1.5%) for Spumante
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011