Valpolicella DOC

Valpolicella See Veneto map, ref #22

DOC Valpolicella

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968; subtypes Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella became DOCGs and Valpolicella Ripasso a DOC in 2010
Vineyard Area: 7,435 ha / 18,400 acres total for all four Valpolicella DOPs (2014)
Production: 157,300 hl / 1,748,000 cases (2015)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Corvina
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 45–95% Corvina and/or Corvinone (proportion of Corvina must equal or exceed that of Corvinone); 5–30% Rondinella; maximum 25% OARG (of which no single variety can exceed 10% and all aromatic varieties combined cannot exceed 10%)
  • Superiore (Rosso)

Subzones:

  • Classico
  • Valpantena

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Rosso; 12.0% for Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 0.4% potential alcohol (approx. 7 g/l or 0.7% residual sugar)
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 1 year (ERD = January 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011