Vesuvio DOC

Vesuvio See Campania map, ref #16
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1983
Vineyard Area: 162 ha / 400 acres (2014)
Production: 6,200 hl / 68,800 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Caprettone, Coda di Volpe, Falanghina
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Aglianico, Piedirosso
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Minimum 45% Caprettone and/or Coda di Volpe; maximum 35% Falanghina and/or Greco; maximum 20% OAWG
  • Lacryma Christi Bianco (Wh): Minimum 45% Caprettone and/or Coda di Volpe; maximum 35% Falanghina and/or Greco; maximum 20% OAWG
  • Caprettone (Wh): Minimum 85% Caprettone + OAWG
  • Falanghina (Wh): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OAWG
  • Superiore (Lacryma Christi)
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato or Rosè (Ro): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Aglianico, Olivella, and/or Sciascinoso; maximum 20% OARG
  • Lacryma Christi Rosato or Rosè (Ro): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Aglianico, Olivella, and/or Sciascinoso; maximum 20% OARG
  • Aglianico Rosato or Rosè (Ro): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OARG
  • Piedirosso Rosato or Rosè (Ro): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OARG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Aglianico, Olivella, and/or Sciascinoso; maximum 20% OARG
  • Lacryma Christi Rosso (Rd): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Aglianico, Olivella, and/or Sciascinoso; maximum 20% OARG
  • Aglianico (Rd): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OARG
  • Piedirosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OARG
  • Superiore (Lacryma Christi)
  • Riserva (Lacryma Christi)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante or Lacryma Christi Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 45% Caprettone and/or Coda di Volpe; maximum 35% Falanghina and/or Greco; maximum 20% OAWG
  • Caprettone Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Caprettone + OAWG
  • Falanghina Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Falanghina + OAWG
  • Rosato/Rosé Spumante or Lacryma Christi Rosato/Rosé Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 50% Piedirosso; maximum 30% Aglianico, Olivella, and/or Sciascinoso; maximum 20% OARG
  • Aglianico Rosato/Rosé Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 85% Aglianico + OAWG
  • Piedirosso Rosato/Rosé Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 85% Piedirosso + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Lacryma Christi Passito (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 45% Caprettone and/or Coda di Volpe; maximum 35% Falanghina and/or Greco; maximum 20% OAWG
  • Lacryma Christi Liquoroso (WhFo, WhFoSw): Minimum 45% Caprettone and/or Coda di Volpe; maximum 35% Falanghina and/or Greco; maximum 20% OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, Spumante, and Rosato Spumante; 11.5% for varietal Aglianico Rosato, Caprettone, Falanghina, and Piedirosso (both still and sparkling); 12.0% for Aglianico Rosso and for Lacryma Christi Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, Spumante, and Rosato Spumante; 13.0% for Superiore and Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Sparkling wines can range from zero dosage to extra dry
  • Aging: For Riserva, minimum 2 years, including some finishing in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 05/31/2017