Terra d’Otranto DOC

Terra d’Otranto See Puglia map, ref #31
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2011
Vineyard Area: 18 ha / 45 acres (2014)
Production: None (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Fiano, Malvasia, Verdeca
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aleatico, Malvasia Nera, Primitivo
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 75% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 90% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Fiano (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 90% Fiano + OAWG
  • Malvasia Bianca (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 90% Malvasia + OANWG
  • Verdeca (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 90% Verdeca + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 75% Malvasia Nera (di Basilicata, di Brindisi, and/or di Lecce), Negroamaro, and/or Primitivo + OARG
  • Rosato Frizzante (RoFr): Minimum 70% Negroamaro + OARG (this may be a typo in the disciplinare referring only to Rosato Spumante)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 75% Malvasia Nera, Negroamaro, and/or Primitivo + OARG
  • Aleatico (Rd, RdSw): Minimum 90% Aleatico + OARG
  • Malvasia Nera (Rd): Minimum 90% Malvasia Nera + OARG
  • Primitivo (Rd): Minimum 90% Primitivo + OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 75% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 70% Negroamaro + OARG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco, white varietals, Spumante, and Rosato Spumante; 12.5% for Rosato, Rosso, Malvasia Nera, and Riserva; 13.0% for Aleatico (15.0% potential); 13.5% for Primitivo
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for Bianco, white varietals, Rosato, Rosso, Malvasia Nera, and Riserva; maximum 18 g/l (1.8%) for Primitivo; spumanti can range from extra brut to extra dry
  • Aging: For all non-riserva wines except Primitivo, minimum approx. 2–3 months (ERD = January 1, V+1); for Primitivo, minimum approx. 5 months (ERD = March 31, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 24 months (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011