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Orvieto DOC

Region: Lazio and Umbria

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1971

Vineyard Area: 1,148 ha / 2,835 acres (2018)

Production: 82,300 hl / 914,700 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano Toscano (locally Procanico) + OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Muffa Nobile (WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano + OAWG
  • Vendemmia Tardiva (WhSw): Minimum 60% Grechetto and/or Trebbiano + OAWG

Subzone:

  • Classico, the historic production area, entirely in Umbria

Significant Production Rules

  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 100 m (330 ft); maximum 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • For Muffa Nobile (noble rot), botrytized grapes must achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 16.0%
  • For Vendemmia Tardiva, grapes cannot be harvested until after October 1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Vendemmia Tardiva (13.0% potential); 10.5% for Muffa Nobile; 11.5% for Bianco; 12.0% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum approx. 5 months (ERD = March 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

Notes:

Note: Nearly all of the denomination is located in Umbria, with only a small segment in neighboring Lazio.

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