Botticino DOC

Botticino See Lombardia map, ref #7
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968
Vineyard Area: 25 ha / 61 acres (2017)
Production: 540 hl / 6,000 cases (2017)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Marzemino
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 30% Barbera; minimum 20% Marzemino (locally Berzemino); minimum 10% Sangiovese; minimum 10% Schiava Gentile; maximum 10% OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum approx. 7 months (ERD = June 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011