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Falanghina del Sannio DOC

Region: Campania

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 2011, incorporating the Falanghina-based wines of the former DOCs Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo), Sant’Agata dei Goti, Solopaca, and Taburno (the other wines from those DOCs are now part of the Sannio DOC)

Vineyard Area: 1,240 ha / 3,063 acres (2018)

Production: 45,500 hl / 505,600 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante or Spumante di Qualità (WhSp): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
  • Spumante di Qualità Metodo Classico (WhSp): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG

Subzones:

  • Guardia Sanframondi (Guardiolo)
  • Sant’Agata dei Goti
  • Solopaca
  • Taburno

Significant Production Rules

  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0%
  • Spumante di Qualità Metodo Classico must undergo second fermentation in bottles; Spumante and Spumante di Qualità must be fermented in autoclaves (pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: (For subzones, add 0.5% for each category) 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for sparkling wines; 13.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva; 16.0% (potential) for Passito
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may range from extra brut to extra dry; Metodo Classico may be extra brut or brut
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 3–5 months (ERD = June 1, V+1); for Metodo Classico, minimum 12 months on the lees (ERD = November 15, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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