Terre di Offida DOC

Terre di Offida See Marche map, ref #9

121983584-Vineyards in Marche

Region:
History: Established as the Offida DOC in 2001; name changed in 2011 with the creation of the new Offida DOCG
Vineyard Area: 5 ha / 13 acres (2014)
Production: 220 hl / 2,400 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Passerina
Styles and Wine Composition:
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Passerina + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Passerina + OANWG
  • Vino Santo (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Passerina + OANWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Passito, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 260 g/l (26.0%)
  • For Vino Santo, grapes must be air-dried after harvest to achieve a minimum sugar level of 260 g/l (26.0%) and can be pressed only between December 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Spumante may be made by Metodo Classico (wines undergo second fermentation in bottles) or the Charmat method (fermented in pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Spumante; 13.0% for Passito and Vino Santo (15.5% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from natural (zero dosage) to demisec
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum 6 months (ERD approx. April 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum 18 months, including 12 months in barrel (ERD = June 1, V+2); for Vino Santo, minimum 36 months, including 24 months in barrel (ERD = December 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011