Val Polcèvera DOC

Val Polcèvera See Liguria map, ref #7
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1999
Vineyard Area: 1 ha / 3 acres (2014)
Production: 72 hl / 800 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Albarola, Bianchetta Genovese, Vermentino
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Ciliegiolo, Dolcetto, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 60% Albarola, Bianchetta Genovese, and/or Vermentino + OANWG
  • Bianchetta Genovese (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Bianchetta Genovese + OANWG
  • Vermentino (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Vermentino + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): Minimum 60% Ciliegiolo, Dolcetto, and/or Sangiovese + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 60% Ciliegiolo, Dolcetto, and/or Sangiovese + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante di Qualità (WhSp): Minimum 60% Albarola, Bianchetta Genovese, and/or Vermentino + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 60% Albarola, Bianchetta Genovese, and/or Vermentino + OANWG

Subzone:

  • Coronata (Bianco only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 260 g/l (26.0%)
  • 40% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Bianco; 10.5% for white varietals, Rosso, and Rosato; 11.0% for Coronata Bianco, Novello, and Spumante; 14.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011