Verdicchio di Matelica DOC

Verdicchio di Matelica See Marche map, ref #13
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1967; Riserva became the Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG in 2010
Vineyard Area: 245 ha / 605 acres (2014)
Production: 15,800 hl / 175,600 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Verdicchio
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Verdicchio + OAWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Verdicchio + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Verdicchio + OAWG

Subzones:

  • 13 menzioni geografiche aggiuntive (“additional geographical definitions”) and 3 communes (see list below)

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Passito, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.0% and a minimum sugar level of 230 g/l (23.0%) and can be pressed only between October 15, V, and March 30, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco and Spumante; 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from extra brut to dry
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum 8–13 months (ERD = December 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013

List of menzioni geografiche: Cambrugiano, Cerreto d’Esi (commune), Colferraio, Collamato, Del Cerro, Fabriano (commune), Fogliano, La Monacesca, La Valle, Matelica (commune), Mistriano, Sainale, San Leopardo, Santa Teresola, Valbona, Vinano