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Melissa DOC

Region: Calabria

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1979

Vineyard Area: 17 ha / 42 acres (2019)

Production: 1,070 hl / 11,900 cases (5-year average)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

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

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