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Irpinia DOC

Region: Campania

Synopsis

History: Elevated from IGT to DOC in 2005

Vineyard Area: 410 ha / 1,013 acres (2019)

Production: 18,250 hl / 202,800 cases (5-year average)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Fiano and/or Greco + OANWG
  • Aglianico bianco (Wh, Ro): Minimum 85% Aglianico (vinified as a white wine) + OARG
  • Coda di Volpe (Wh): Minimum 85% Coda di Volpe + OAWG
  • Falanghina (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OAWG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAWG
  • Greco (Wh): Minimum 85% Greco + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Aglianico + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Aglianico + OANRG
  • Aglianico (Rd): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OARG
  • Piedirosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OARG
  • Sciascinoso (Rd): Minimum 85% Sciascinoso + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Bianco Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 50% Fiano and/or Greco + OANWG
  • Falanghina Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OAWG
  • Fiano Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAWG
  • Greco Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Greco + OAWG
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp, RoSpSw): Minimum 50% Aglianico + OANRG
  • Rosso Spumante (RdSp, RdSpSw): Minimum 50% Aglianico + OANRG
  • Aglianico Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw, RoSp, RoSpSw, RdSp, RdSpSw): Minimum 50% Aglianico + OANRG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Falanghina Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OANWG
  • Fiano Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Fiano + OANWG
  • Greco Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Greco + OANWG
  • Aglianico Passito (RdSw): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OANRG
  • Aglianico Liquoroso (RdFo, RdFoSw): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OANRG

Subzones

  • Campi Taurasini (Aglianico only)

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 600 m (1,970 ft), with some exceptions
  • For Passito, grapes must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol of 15.5%
  • Wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or in autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for white varietals, Rosato, Rosso, Novello, and sparkling wines; 11.5% for red varietals; 12.0% for Campi Taurasini; 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential for Aglianico, 15.5% potential for others); 15.0% for Liquoroso (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Sparkling wines can range from dosaggio zero (zero dosage) to dolce
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 5–7 months (ERD = June 1, V+1); for Campi Taurasini, minimum approx. 1 year (ERD = September 1, V+1); for Liquoroso, minimum approx. 10 months (ERD = October 1, V+1); for Spumante Metodo Classico, minimum 18 months, not necessarily on the lees all that time (ERD = April 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/15/2021

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