Lessini Durello / Durello Lessini DOC

Lessini Durello See Veneto map, ref #26
History: Established as a new DOC in 2011, replacing another Lessini Durello (later Monti Lessini) DOC from 1988
Vineyard Area: 206 ha / 509 acres (2018)
Production: 7,300 hl / 81,110 cases (2018)
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 wines may undergo second fermentation either in bottles or 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: 04/16/2019