Valtènesi DOC

Valtènesi See Lombardia map, ref #27Vigneti Valtènesi

Note: This denomination is slated to become a subzone of the Riviera del Garda Classico DOC if the latter is approved as expected.

History: Established as a DOC in 2011
Vineyard Area: 116 ha / 290 acres (2014)
Production: 3,360 hl / 37,300 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Groppello
Styles and Wine Composition:
  • Chiaretto (Ro): Minimum 50% Groppello (Gentile and/or Mocasina) + OARG
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Groppello + OARG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5%
  • Aging: For Chiaretto, minimum approx. 3–4 months (ERD = February 14, V+1); for Rosso, minimum approx. 10 months (ERD = September 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 09/30/2013

Photo courtesy, Valtènesi Consorzio