Colli di Parma DOC

Region: Emilia-Romagna


History: Established as a DOC in 1982

Vineyard Area: 64 ha / 158 acres (2021)

Production: 3,330 hl / 37,000 cases (5-year average)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr, WhSp): Minimum 95% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Malvasia (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica; maximum 15% Moscato
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSp): Minimum 95% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh, WhFr, WhSp): Minimum 95% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh, WhFr, WhSp): Minimum 95% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
  • Riserva (all white varietals except Pinot Grigio)
  • Rosso (Rd): 60–75% Barbera; 25–40% Bonarda and/or Croatina; maximum 15% OANRG
  • Barbera (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Barbera + OANRG
  • Bonarda (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Bonarda + OANRG
  • Cabernet Franc (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Lambrusco (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Lambrusco + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OANRG
  • Riserva (Rosso and all red varietals except Lambrusco)
  • Spumante (WhSp): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Chardonnay Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 95% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Malvasia Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Malvasia; maximum 15% Moscato
  • Pinot Bianco Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 95% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Sauvignon Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 95% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG

Significant Production Rules

  • Spumante wines without varietal designation must undergo a second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico); Spumante wines with varietal designation can be fermented in bottles or in pressurized tanks (Charmat method)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Malvasia and Malvasia Spumante; 11.0% for Rosso and Lambrusco; 11.5% for Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc and Spumante made from those varieties; 12.0% for red varietals except Lambrusco and for Spumante without varietal designation
  • Residual sugar: All Spumante wines can range from brut nature (zero dosage) to demisec (abboccato); Malvasia Spumante may also be dolce
  • Aging: For Spumante without varietal designation, minimum 18 months in bottle, including 12 months on the lees (ERD approx. April 1, V+2); for white riservas, minimum 18 months, including 3 months in bottle (ERD = May 1, V+2); for red riservas, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+2)

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