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Cirò DOC

Region: Calabria

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1969

Vineyard Area: 490 ha / 1,210 acres (2019)

Production: 31,600 hl / 352,000 cases (5-year average)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 80% Greco Bianco + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 80% Gaglioppo; maximum 20% OARG (maximum 10% Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and/or Sangiovese)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 80% Gaglioppo; maximum 20% OARG (maximum 10% Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and/or Sangiovese)
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)
  • Superiore Riserva (Rosso)

Subzones

  • Classico, from the communes of Cirò and Cirò Marina only

Significant Production Rules

  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 12.5% for Rosato and Rosso; 13.5% for Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 4 g/l (0.4%) for Rosso
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum approx. 7 months (ERD = June 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = January 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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