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Bolgheri DOC

Region: Toscana

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1983; Bolgheri Sassicaia split off as a separate DOC in 2013

Vineyard Area: 893 ha / 2,206 acres (2018)

Production: 45,700 hl / 508,000 cases (2020)—81% red, 14% white, 5% rosato

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Maximum 70% Vermentino; maximum 40% Sauvignon Blanc; maximum 40% Trebbiano; maximum 30% OAWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OAWG
  • Vermentino (Wh): Minimum 85% Vermentino + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Any proportions of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Merlot; maximum 50% Sangiovese; maximum 50% Syrah; maximum 30% OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Merlot; maximum 50% Sangiovese; maximum 50% Syrah; maximum 30% OARG
  • Superiore (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules

  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Sauvignon; 11.0% for Bianco and Vermentino; 11.5% for Rosato and Rosso; 12.5% for Rosso with a vineyard name and for Superiore
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum approx. 10 months (ERD = September 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = January 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

12/19/2013

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