Velletri DOC

Velletri See Lazio map, ref #23
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1972
Vineyard Area: 44 ha / 110 acres (2014)
Production: 81 hl / 900 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Malvasia, Trebbiano
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cesanese, Montepulciano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 30% Trebbiano (Giallo, Toscano, and/or Verde); maximum 70% Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio (locally Malvasia Puntinata); maximum 20% OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdSw): 10–45% Sangiovese; 30–50% Montepulciano; minimum 10% Cesanese (Comune or di Affile); maximum 30% OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 30% Trebbiano; maximum 70% Malvasia; maximum 20% OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Spumante must undergo second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco and Spumante; 11.5% for Superiore and Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 0.3 g/l (0.03%) for Spumante; maximum 4 g/l (0.4%) for Bianco secco or Rosso secco; 4–20 g/l (0.4–2.0%) for Bianco amabile or Rosso amabile; minimum 20 g/l (2.0%) for Bianco dolce
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum 12 months, including 6 months on the lees (ERD approx. October 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011