Matera DOC

Matera See Basilicata map, ref #4
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2005
Vineyard Area: 25 ha / 61 acres (2017)
Production: 1,090 hl / 12,100 cases (2017)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Greco, Malvasia
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo, Sangiovese
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata + OANWG
  • Greco (Wh): Minimum 85% Greco + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 90% Primitivo + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 60% Sangiovese; minimum 30% Primitivo; maximum 10% OANRG
  • Moro (Rd): Minimum 60% Cabernet Sauvignon; minimum 20% Primitivo; minimum 10% Merlot; maximum 10% OANRG
  • Primitivo (Rd): Minimum 90% Primitivo + OANRG
  • Riserva (Moro)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Malvasia + OANWG
  • Spumante Rosé (RoSp): Minimum 90% Primitivo + OANRG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Bianco Passito (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Malvasia + OANWG
  • Primitivo Passito (RdSw): Minimum 90% Primitivo + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Spumante wines must undergo second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco and Greco; 12.0% for Rosato, Rosso, Moro, and Spumante Rosé; 12.0% for Bianco Passito (13.0% potential); 12.5% for Spumante; 13.0% for Primitivo and Riserva; 13.0% for Primitivo Passito (14.5% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 14 g/l (1.4%) for Primitivo
  • Aging: For Rosso, Moro, and Primitivo, minimum 12 months (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 36 months, including 24 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/25/2019