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Colline Lucchesi DOC

Region: Toscana

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1986

Vineyard Area: 74 ha / 183 acres (2018)

Production: 2,050 hl / 22,780 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 40–80% Trebbiano Toscano; 10–60% Chardonnay, Grechetto, Greco, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, and/or Vermentino; maximum 25% OAWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OAWG
  • Vermentino (Wh): Minimum 85% Vermentino + OAWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 45–80% Sangiovese; 10–50% Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Merlot, and/or Syrah; maximum 35% OARG (maximum 5% Aleatico and/or Moscato)
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso, Merlot, Sangiovese)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vin Santo (Wh, WhSw): Any proportions of authorized white grapes
  • Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice (RoSw): Any proportions of authorized red grapes

Significant Production Rules

  • For Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, grapes must be dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) and can be pressed only between December 1, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for white varietals and Rosso; 11.5% for red varietals and Rosso Riserva; 12.0% for Merlot Riserva and Sangiovese Riserva; 16.0% (potential) for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = January 1, V+3); for Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, minimum 3 years in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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