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Contea di Sclafani / Valledolmo–Contea di Sclafani DOC

Region: Sicilia

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1996

Vineyard Area: 17 ha / 42 acres (2018)

Production: 738 hl / 8,200 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 95% Catarratto + OAG
  • Riserva (Bianco)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of Nero d’Avola and/or Perricone
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 95% Catarratto + OAG
  • Rosso Vendemmia Tardiva (Rd, RdSw): Any proportions of Nero d’Avola and/or Perricone

Significant Production Rules

  • Minimum vineyard elevation: 300 m (985 ft)
  • Grapes for Vendemmia Tardiva must be dried on or off the vine until at least October 1 before pressing
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.0% potential); 11.5% for Bianco; 12.0% for Bianco Riserva and Rosso; 12.5% for Rosso Riserva
  • Aging: For Bianco Riserva, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = May 1, V+2); for Rosso Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

05/09/2017

Notes:

Note: Before 2017, this denomination also produced rosato and sparkling wines and allowed numerous other grape varieties

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