Bianco dell’Empolese DOC

Bianco dell’Empolese See Toscana (historic center) map, ref #8
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1989
Vineyard Area: 11 ha / 26 acres (2015)
Production: 1,020 hl / 11,300 cases (2016)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Trebbiano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 60% Trebbiano Toscano + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vin Santo (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 60% Trebbiano + OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • After harvest, grapes for Vin Santo must be dried naturally to achieve a minimum sugar level of 280 g/l (28.0%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 14.0% for Vin Santo amabile (17.0% potential); 16.0% for Vin Santo secco (17.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: For Vin Santo secco, maximum approx. 18 g/l (1.8%); for Vin Santo amabile, minimum approx. 55 g/l (5.5%)
  • Aging: For Bianco, minimum approx. 2–3 months (ERD = December 1, V); for Vin Santo, minimum approx. 3 years in caratelli (small barrels; ERD = December 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011