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Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC

Region: Toscana

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1981

Vineyard Area: 27 ha / 67 acres (2018)

Production: 937 hl / 10,410 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 70% Vermentino + OAWG
  • Vermentino (Wh): Minimum 85% Vermentino + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): 60–80% Sangiovese; maximum 20% Merlot; maximum 20% OARG
  • Vermentino Nero Rosato (Ro): Minimum 85% Vermentino Nero + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 60–80% Sangiovese; maximum 20% Merlot; maximum 20% OARG
  • Massaretta (Rd): Minimum 85% Barsaglina + OARG
  • Vermentino Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Vermentino Nero + OARG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 70% Vermentino + OAWG
  • Vin Santo (WhSw): Minimum 70% Vermentino + OAWG

Significant Production Rules

  • For Vendemmia Tardiva, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.0%
  • For Vin Santo, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) and a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0% and can be pressed only between December 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, and varietals; 14.0% for Vin Santo (16.5% potential); 14.5% for Vendemmia Tardiva
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 20 g/l (2.0%) for Vin Santo
  • Aging: For Vin Santo, minimum 3 years (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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