Santa Margherita di Belice DOC

Santa Margherita di Belice See Sicilia map, ref #17
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1996
Production: None (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Ansonica, Catarratto, Grecanico Dorato
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 50–70% Catarratto Bianco Lucido and/or Grecanico Dorato; 30–50% Ansonica; maximum 15% OAWG
  • Ansonica (Wh): Minimum 85% Ansonica + OAWG
  • Catarratto (Wh): Minimum 85% Catarratto + OAWG
  • Grecanico (Wh): Minimum 85% Grecanico Dorato + OAWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 50–80% Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Sangiovese; 20%–50% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese); maximum 15% OARG
  • Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco and white varietals; 11.5% for Rosso and red varietals
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011