Vesuvio DOC

Vesuvio See Campania map, ref #16
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1983
Vineyard Area: 162 ha / 400 acres (2014)
Production: 6,200 hl / 68,800 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Coda di Volpe
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Piedirosso
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 35% Coda di Volpe (locally Caprettone or Crapettone); maximum 45% Verdeca; maximum 20% Falanghina and/or Greco
  • Lacryma Christi or Lacrima Christi Bianco (Wh): Minimum 35% Coda di Volpe; maximum 45% Verdeca; maximum 20% Falanghina and/or Greco
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Piedirosso (locally Palombina); maximum 30% Sciascinoso (locally Olivella); maximum 20% Aglianico
  • Lacryma Christi or Lacrima Christi Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Sciascinoso; maximum 20% Aglianico
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Sciascinoso; maximum 20% Aglianico
  • Lacryma Christi or Lacrima Christi Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Sciascinoso; maximum 20% Aglianico
SPARKLING WINES
  • Lacryma Christi or Lacrima Christi Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 35% Coda di Volpe; maximum 45% Verdeca; maximum 20% Falanghina and/or Greco
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Lacryma Christi or Lacrima Christi Liquoroso (WhFo, WhFoSw): Minimum 35% Coda di Volpe; maximum 45% Verdeca; maximum 20% Falanghina and/or Greco

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Rosato and Rosso; 11.0% for Bianco; 12.0% for all versions of Lacryma Christi
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011