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Leverano DOC

Region: Puglia

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 1979

Vineyard Area: 178 ha / 440 acres (2018)

Production: 3,990 hl / 44,330 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Fiano (Wh): Minimum 85% Fiano + OAWG
  • Malvasia Bianca (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia + OAWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 50% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 30% OARG
  • Negroamaro (Ro): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Negroamaro; maximum 40% Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano, and/or Sangiovese; maximum 30% OARG
  • Negroamaro (Rd): Minimum 85% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Superiore (Rd): Minimum 90% Negroamaro + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso, Negroamaro)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino
  • Dolce Naturale (WhSw): Minimum 50% Malvasia Bianca; maximum 40% Vermentino

Significant Production Rules

  • 50% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco and white varietals; 11.0% for Rosato, Negroamaro rosato, and Novello; 11.0% for Passito and Dolce Naturale (15.0% potential); 11.5% for Rosso; 12.0% for Negroamaro rosso; 12.5% for Superiore and Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 10 g/l (1.0%) for all wines except Passito and Dolce Naturale; minimum 8 g/l (0.8%) for Passito and Dolce Naturale
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 12 months (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Rosso Riserva, minimum 24 months (ERD = November 1, V+2); for Negroamaro Riserva, minimum 24 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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