Riviera del Garda Bresciano / Garda Bresciano DOC (cancelled)

See Lombardia map, ref #11

Note: This denomination combined with Valtènesi DOC and the Classico subzone of Garda DOC to become the Riviera del Garda Classico DOC in 2017.

History: Established as a DOC in 1977; renamed Riviera del Garda Classico DOC and substantially changed in 2017
Vineyard Area: 78 ha / 193 acres (2014)
Production: 4,165 hl / 46,200 cases (2014)
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 80% Riesling and/or Welschriesling (aka Riesling Italico) + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Chiaretto (Ro): 30–60% Groppello (di Mocasina, di San Stefano, and/or Gentile); 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino (locally Berzemino); maximum 10% OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 30–60% Groppello; 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino; maximum 10% OAG
  • Groppello (Rd): Minimum 85% Groppello + OAG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Superiore (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante Rosé or Rosato (RoSp): 30–60% Groppello; 10–25% Sangiovese; 10–20% Barbera; 5–30% Marzemino; maximum 10% OAG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 350 m (1,150 ft)
  • Spumante may be made by either the Metodo Classico (wines undergo second fermentation in bottles) or the Charmat method (fermented in pressurized tanks)
  • 40% of grapes for Novello must undergo carbonic maceration and the wine must be bottled by December 31
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Rosso, and Novello; 11.5% for Chiaretto and Spumante; 12.0% for Groppello and Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 15 g/l (1.5%) for Spumante
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011