Melissa DOC

Melissa See Calabria map, ref #5
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1979
Vineyard Area: 14 ha / 35 acres (2018)
Production: 1,080 hl / 12,000 cases (2018)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Greco
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Gaglioppo
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 80–95% Greco Bianco; 5–20% Malvasia Bianca and/or Trebbiano Toscano
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 75–95% Gaglioppo; 5–25% Greco Bianco, Greco Nero, Malvasia Bianca, and/or Trebbiano Toscano
  • Superiore (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco; 12.5% for Rosso; 13.0% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011