Valcalepio DOC

Valcalepio See Lombardia map, ref #15
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1976
Vineyard Area: 159 ha / 393 acres (2014)
Production: 6,400 hl / 71,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Bianco
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Moscato Nero
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 55–80% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco; 20–45% Pinot Grigio
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 40–75% Merlot; 25–60% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Moscato Passito (RdSw): 100% Moscato di Scanzo and/or Moscato (the disciplinare does not specify further, so this could be any Moscato family member)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft) for reds; 600 m (1,970 ft) for whites
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine for a minimum of 21 days and must achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 17.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco and Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva; 15.0% for Passito (17.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: 30–80 g/l (3.0–8.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 1 year, including 3 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 18 months (ERD = May 12, V+2); for Riserva, minimum 3 years, including 12 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013