Vernaccia di Oristano DOC

Vernaccia di Oristano See Sardegna map, ref #18
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1971
Vineyard Area: 19 ha / 46 acres (2014)
Production: 350 hl / 3,890 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Vernaccia
Styles and Wine Composition:
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 100% Vernaccia di Oristano
  • Liquoroso (WhFo, WhFoSw): 100% Vernaccia di Oristano
  • Superiore (Bianco)
  • Riserva (Superiore)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Wine is transferred into barrels for Sherry-style aging in March, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 15.0% for Bianco; 15.5% for Superiore and Riserva; 16.5% for Liquoroso
  • Aging: For Bianco, minimum approx. 29 months, including 2 years in barrel (ERD = March 1, V+3); for Superiore, minimum 3 years in barrel (ERD = March 1, V+4); for Riserva, minimum 4 years in barrel (ERD = March 1, V+5)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013