IGP Alpi Retiche

Region:
History: Established in 1995; name changed from Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio in 2017
Vineyard Area: 64 ha / 158 acres (2014)
Production: 4,140 hl / 46,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Cortese, Erbaluce, Friulano, Garganega, Gewürztraminer, Kerner, Malvasia, Moscato, Moscato Rosa, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Timorasso, Trebbiano, Welschriesling (Riesling Italico)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Ancellotta, Barbera, Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Corvina, Croatina, Dolcetto, Fortana, Franconia, Freisa, Groppello, Lagrein, Lambrusco, Marzemino, Merlot, Molinara, Montepulciano, Moscato Nero, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Nero, Raboso, Rebo, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Schiava, Syrah, Teroldego, Uva Rara, Vespolina
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Lombardia
  • Varietals (Wh): Minimum 85% of any one of the allowed white grape varieties
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoFr): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Lombardia
  • Varietals (Ro, RoFr): Minimum 85% of any one of the allowed red grape varieties + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of grape varieties approved for the region of Lombardia
  • Varietals (Rd): Minimum 85% any one of the allowed red grape varieties + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante Metodo Classico (WhSp): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Pignola, Pinot Bianco, and/or Rossola
  • Spumante Metodo Classico Rosé (RoSp): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Pignola, Pinot Bianco, and/or Rossola
  • Varietals (WhSp, RoSp): Minimum 85% Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Pignola, Pinot Bianco, or Rossola + OANRG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Vendemmia Tardiva Rosso (Rd, RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals
  • Passito Bianco (WhSw): Same as Bianco or white varietals
  • Passito Rosso (RdSw): Same as Rosso or red varietals

Significant Production Rules:
  • Zone of production: Numerous communes in the province of Sondrio
  • Grapes for Vendemmia Tardiva must be dried exclusively on the vine; grapes for Passito must be dried off the vine in a fruttaio
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Passito Bianco (16.0% potential); 10.5% for Bianco, Rosato, and Rosso; 11.0% for Novello; 11.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.0% potential); 11.5% for sparkling wines; 12.0% for Passito Rosso (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante and Rosato Spumante can range from brut to demisec; 45 g/l (4.5%) for Passito (presumably minimum)
  • Aging: For Vendemmia Tardiva and Passito, minimum approx. 6 months (ERD = June 30, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/26/2017