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Cinque Terre / Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà DOC

Region: Liguria

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1973

Vineyard Area: 53 ha / 131 acres (2015)

Production: 2,060 hl / 22,890 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 40% Bosco; maximum 40% Albarola and/or Vermentino; maximum 20% OAG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Sciacchetrà (WhSw): Minimum 40% Bosco; maximum 40% Albarola and/or Vermentino; maximum 20% OAG
  • Riserva (Sciacchetrà)

Subzones:

  • Costa da Posa
  • Costa de Campu
  • Costa de Sera

Significant Production Rules

  • Grapes for Sciacchetrà must be air-dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 17.0% and cannot be pressed until November 1, V
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for subzones; 13.5% for Sciacchetrà (17.0% potential)
  • Aging: For Sciacchetrà, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 3 years (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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