Vermentino di Gallura DOCG

Vermentino di Gallura See Sardegna map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1975; became a DOCG in 1996
Vineyard Area: 1,107 ha / 2,734 acres (2014)
Production: 37,000 hl / 411,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Vermentino
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 95% Vermentino + OANWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 95% Vermentino + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 95% Vermentino + OANWG
  • Passito (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 95% Vermentino + OANWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.5%
  • Spumante wines may undergo a second fermentation in bottles or autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco frizzante and Spumante; 12.0% for Bianco tranquillo; 13.0% for Superiore; 14.0% for Passito (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from dry (secco) to dolce
  • Aging: For Bianco frizzante and autoclave-made Spumante, approx. 2–3 months (ERD = December 1, V); Bianco tranquillo, Superiore, and Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum approx. 2–4 months (ERD = January 15, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 6 months (ERD = May 1, V+1); for Spumante Metodo Classico, minimum 9 months on the lees (ERD approx. August 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011