Lessini Durello / Durello Lessini DOC

Lessini Durello See Veneto map, ref #12
History: Established as a new DOC in 2011, replacing another Lessini Durello (later Monti Lessini) DOC from 1988
Vineyard Area: 231 ha / 571 acres (2014)
Production: 4,330 hl / 48,100 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Durella
Styles and Wine Composition:
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Durella; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinot Bianco, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Riserva (Spumante)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Non-riserva Spumante is fermented only in autoclaves
  • Riserva wines must undergo second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico), beginning no earlier than January 1, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Spumante; 12.0% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: From extra brut to demisec
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 36 months on the lees (ERD = January 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011