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Valcalepio DOC

Region: Lombardia

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1976

Vineyard Area: 135 ha / 333 acres (2018)

Production: 6,970 hl / 77,440 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 55–80% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco; 20–45% Pinot Grigio
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): 40–75% Merlot; 25–60% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Moscato Passito (RdSw): 100% Moscato di Scanzo and/or Moscato (the disciplinare does not specify further, so this could be any Moscato family member)

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft) for reds; 600 m (1,970 ft) for whites
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine for a minimum of 21 days and must achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 17.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Bianco and Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva; 15.0% for Passito (17.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: 30–80 g/l (3.0–8.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 1 year, including 3 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 18 months (ERD = May 12, V+2); for Riserva, minimum 3 years, including 12 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

07/12/2013

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