Salaparuta DOC

Salaparuta See Sicilia map, ref #23
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2006
Vineyard Area: 16 ha / 39 acres (2014)
Production: 170 hl / 1,900 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Grillo
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 60% Catarratto + OANWG
  • Catarratto (Wh): Minimum 85% Catarratto + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Grillo (Wh): Minimum 85% Grillo + OANWG
  • Inzolia (Wh): Minimum 85% Ansonica (locally Inzolia) + OANWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 65% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese) + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola + OANRG
  • Syrah (Rd): Minimum 85% Syrah + OANRG
  • Novello (Rd): Minimum 50% Nero d’Avola; minimum 20% Merlot; maximum 30% OANRG
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Inzolia and Novello; 12.0% for Bianco, Catarratto, and Grillo; 12.5% for Rosso; 13.0% for Chardonnay and red varietals; 14.0% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011