Vicenza DOC

Vicenza See Veneto map, ref #23
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2000
Vineyard Area: 161 ha / 398 acres (2014)
Production: 4,275 hl / 47,500 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Garganega, Manzoni Bianco, Moscato, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Raboso
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 50% Garganega (locally Garganego) + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Garganego (Wh): Minimum 85% Garganega + OANWG
  • Manzoni Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Manzoni Bianco + OANWG
  • Moscato (WhSw): Minimum 85% Moscato (Bianco and/or Giallo) + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling and/or Welschriesling + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr, RoSw, RoFrSw): Minimum 50% Merlot + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Merlot + OANRG
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OANRG
  • Raboso (Rd): Minimum 85% Raboso Veronese + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Can be made by a second fermentation of Bianco (also WhSpSw), Chardonnay, Garganego, Moscato (also WhSpSw), or Pinot Bianco
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 50% Garganega + OANWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco, Garganego, Rosato, and Raboso; 11.0% for white varietals except Garganego, for Rosso, for red varietals except Raboso, for Novello, and for all spumanti; 11.5% for Raboso Riserva; 12.0% for riservas except Raboso; 13.0% (potential) for Passito
  • Residual sugar: Spumante versions of Chardonnay, Garganego, and Pinot Bianco can range from extra brut to demisec; Bianco Spumante and Moscato Spumante can range from dry to dolce
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 3 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013