Colli d’Imola DOC

Region: Emilia-Romagna


History: Established as a DOC in 1997

Vineyard Area: 51 ha / 126 acres (2021)

Production: 2,300 hl / 25,600 cases (5-year average)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic white grapes
  • Chardonnay (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Trebbiano (Wh, WhFr): Minimum 85% Trebbiano + OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
  • Rosso (Rd, RdSw): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic red grapes
  • Barbera (Rd, RdFr): Minimum 85% Barbera + OARG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese)

Significant Production Rules

  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Trebbiano, and Novello; 11.5% for everything else
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 4 g/l (0.4%) for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Superiore, and Riserva; maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for Novello
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 18 months, including at least 2 months in barrel if aged in wood (ERD = May 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:



Note: The Colli d’Imola Grechetto-based wines called Pignoletto have been subsumed into the new Pignoletto DOC as of 2014.

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