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Bianchello del Metauro DOC

Region: Marche

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1969

Vineyard Area: 119 ha / 294 acres (2018)

Production: 10,700 hl / 118,900 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 95% Biancame (locally Bianchello); maximum 5% Malvasia
  • Superiore (Bianco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 95% Biancame; maximum 5% Malvasia
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 95% Biancame; maximum 5% Malvasia

Significant Production Rules

  • After harvest, grapes for Passito must be dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 21.0% and can be pressed only between November 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco and Spumante; 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential); 12.5% for Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may be brut or extra dry
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 1 year (ERD = December 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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