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Velletri DOC

Region: Lazio



History: Established as a DOC in 1972

Vineyard Area: 18 ha / 43 acres (2017)

Production: 1,350 hl / 15,000 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 30% Trebbiano (Giallo, Toscano, and/or Verde); maximum 70% Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio (locally Malvasia Puntinata); maximum 20% OAWG
  • Superiore (Bianco)
  • Rosso (Rd, RdSw): 10–45% Sangiovese; 30–50% Montepulciano; minimum 10% Cesanese (Comune or di Affile); maximum 30% OARG
  • Riserva (Rosso)
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 30% Trebbiano; maximum 70% Malvasia; maximum 20% OAWG

Significant Production Rules

  • Spumante must undergo second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco and Spumante; 11.5% for Superiore and Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 0.3 g/l (0.03%) for Spumante; maximum 4 g/l (0.4%) for Bianco secco or Rosso secco; 4–20 g/l (0.4–2.0%) for Bianco amabile or Rosso amabile; minimum 20 g/l (2.0%) for Bianco dolce
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum 12 months, including 6 months on the lees (ERD approx. October 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:


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