Squinzano DOC

Squinzano See Puglia map, ref #24
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1976
Vineyard Area: 212 ha / 524 acres (2014)
Production: 3,980 hl / 44,200 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Fiano, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Negroamaro, Susumaniello
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 80% Chardonnay and/or Malvasia + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 90% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 90% Fiano + OANWG
  • Malvasia Bianca (Wh): Minimum 90% Malvasia + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 90% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 70% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Negroamaro or Negro Amaro (Ro): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 70% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Negroamaro or Negro Amaro (Rd): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Susumaniello (Rd): Minimum 85% Susumaniello + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, Negroamaro)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 80% Chardonnay and/or Malvasia + OANWG
  • Varietal Spumante (WhSp): Can be made by a second fermentation of any of the white varietals
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 70% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Negroamaro Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Rosato production requires 12–24 hours of maceration before pressing
  • Spumante wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco and white varietals; 11.5% for all spumanti; 12.0% for Rosato, Rosso, and red varietals; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for all wines except Novello and spumanti; 30 g/l (3.0%) for Novello (the disciplinare does not specify whether this is a minimum or a maximum); spumanti can range from extra brut to extra dry
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 10, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011