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Monreale DOC

Region: Sicilia

Synopsis

Region:

History: Established as a DOC in 2000

Vineyard Area: 42 ha / 104 acres (2018)

Production: 1,300 hl / 14,440 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 50% Ansonica (locally Inzolia) and/or Catarratto; maximum 30% Trebbiano; maximum 50% OAG
  • Ansonica or Inzolia (Wh): Minimum 85% Ansonica + OAWG
  • Catarratto (Wh): Minimum 85% Catarratto + OAWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OAWG
  • Grillo (Wh): Minimum 85% Grillo + OAWG
  • Pinot Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco, white varietals)
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 70% Nerello Mascalese, Perricone, and/or Sangiovese + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Nero d’Avola and/or Perricone + OARG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Calabrese or Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese) + OARG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Perricone (Rd): Minimum 85% Perricone + OARG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OARG
  • Sangiovese (Rd): Minimum 85% Sangiovese + OARG
  • Syrah (Rd): Minimum 85% Syrah + OARG
  • Novello (Rosso, red varietals)
  • Riserva (Rosso, red varietals)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 50% Ansonica and/or Catarratto + OAG (maximum 30% Trebbiano)

Significant Production Rules

  • For Vendemmia Tardiva, grapes cannot be harvested until October 1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Ansonica, Catarratto, Grillo, Pinot Bianco, and Rosato; 11.5% for Novello; 12.0% for Chardonnay, Rosso, and red varietals; 12.5% for Superiore and Riserva; 14% (potential) for Vendemmia Tardiva
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 6 months (ERD = May 1, V+1); for Vendemmia Tardiva, minimum 12 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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