Siracusa DOC

Siracusa See Sicilia map, ref #23
Region:
History: Established as the Moscato di Siracusa DOC in 1973; expanded as Siracusa DOC in 2011
Vineyard Area: 17 ha / 43 acres (2015)
Production: 161 hl / 1,790 cases (2016)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Moscato
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Syrah
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 40% Moscato Bianco + OAWG
  • Moscato (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Moscato Bianco + OAWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 65% Nero d’Avola (aka Calabrese) + OARG
  • Nero d’Avola (Rd): Minimum 85% Nero d’Avola + OARG
  • Syrah (Rd): Minimum 85% Syrah + OARG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Moscato Bianco + other authorized aromatic white grapes
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 85% Moscato Bianco + OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Spumante must be vintage dated
  • Minimum alcohol level: 9.5% for Moscato and Spumante (11.5% potential); 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for Rosso; 12.0% for Nero d’Avola and Syrah; 13.0% for Passito (16.5% potential)
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011