Veneto – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

VENETO’s DOCGs
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1. Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to dry red raisin wines made by leaving up to 65% of the harvested grapes to dry

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Marano, Fumane, Negrar, S.Ambrogio, S. Pietro in Cariano, Dolcè, Verona, S. Martino Buon Albergo, Lavagno, Mezzane,Tregnago, Illasi, Colognola ai Colli, Cazzano di Tramigna, Grezzana, Pescantina, Cerro Veronese, S. Mauro di Saline and Montecchia di Crosara, all in the Verona district

Subzones: Limited to the “Classico” version: “Negrar”, “Marano”, “Fumane”, “Sant’Ambrogio”, “S. Pietro in Cariano”

Permitted Varieties: 45% to 95% Corvina Veronese (up to 50% of which, however, may be substituted by Corvinone) and 5% to 30% Rondinella.

Other varieties may be blended to these two main varieties up to 25% in total, as follows: (i) black-berried grape varieties permitted in the Verona district up to 15% in total (provided that each such variety cannot exceed 10% individually) and (ii) Italian indigenous black-berried grape varieties permitted in the Verona district up to 10% in total

Minimum Aging: 24 months for the base wine; 48 months for the “Riserva” wine

2. Bardolino Superiore DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2001

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to red wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Bardolino, Garda, Lazise, Affi, Costermano, Cavaion, Torri del Benaco, Caprino, Rivoli Veronese, Pastrengo, Bussolengo, Sona, Sommacampagna, Castelnuovo, Peschiera and Valeggio

Subzones: Limited to the “Classico” version: “Bardolino”, “Garda”, “Lazise”, “Affi”, “Costermano”, “Cavaion”

Permitted Varieties: (i) 35% to 80% Corvina Veronese (which, however, may be substituted by Corvinone up to 20% maximum); (ii) 10% to 40% Rondinella; (iii) up to 15% of Molinara; and (iv) other black-berried grape varieties permitted in the Verona district up to 20% in total (provided that each such variety cannot exceed 10% individually).

Minimum Aging: 12 months

3. Colli Asolani Prosecco DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2009

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines which may be still, slightly fizzy or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Castelcucco, Cornuda and Monfumo and part of the territory of the following towns: Asolo, Caerano S. Marco, Cavaso del Tomba, Crocetta del Montello, Fonte, Giavera del Montello, Maser, Montebelluna, Nervesa della Battaglia, Paderno del Grappa, Pederobba, Possagno, S. Zenone degli Ezzelini and Volpago del Montello

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Glera, which may be blended with up to 15% of Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera and/or Glera Lunga

Minimum Aging: N/A

4. Colli di Conegliano DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: White or red still wines which may be dry or sweet, as per the appellation rules

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Conegliano, Susegana, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Refrontolo, San Pietro di Feletto, Miane, Follina, Cison di Valmarino, Revine Lago, Tarzo, Vittorio Veneto, Fregona, Sarmede, Cappella Maggiore, Cordignano, Colle Umberto, San Fior, San Vendemiano and Vidor, all in the Treviso district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties:

(1) White wine: 30% or more Manzoni Bianco; 30% or more Pinot Bianco and/or Chardonnay; up to 10% Sauvignon Blanc and/or Riesling
(2) Red wine: 10% or more of each of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marzemino and Merlot, provided that Merlot may not exceed 40% in total; up to 20% of Incrocio
Manzoni 2.15 and/or Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso permitted but not required
(3) “Refrontolo” dry red and sweet raisin red version: 95% or more Marzemino; up to 5% of other black-berried grapes permitted in the Treviso district
(4) “Torchiato di Fregona” raisin white version: 30% or more Glera; 25% or more Boschera; 20% or more Verdiso; up to 15% of other white-berried grapes permitted in the Treviso district

Minimum Aging:

(1) White wine: 4 months
(2) Red wine, base version: 24 months, of which at least 6 months in wood barrels and 3 months in bottle
(3) Red wine, “Riserva” version: 36 months, of which at least 12 months in wood barrels
(4) “Refrontolo” dry red version: 24 months, of which at least 12 months in wood barrels and 3 months in bottle
(5) “Refrontolo Passito” sweet raisin red version: 4 months, of which at least 3 months in bottle
(6) “Torchiato di Fregona” raisin white version: 24 months

5. Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines, which may be dry wines or sweet raisin wines (“passito“) and still or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Arquà Petrarca, Galzignano Terme, Torreglia ed in parte quello dei comuni di Abano Terme, Montegrotto Terme, Battaglia Terme, Due Carrare, Monselice, Baone, Este, Cinto Euganeo, Lozzo Atestino, Vò, Rovolon, Cervarese S. Croce, Teolo and Selvazzano Dentro, all in the Padova district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 95% or more Moscato Giallo, which may be blended with up to 5% of other white-berried aromatic grape varieties permitted in the Padova district

Minimum Aging: 12 months only for the sweet raisin version (“passito“)

6. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2009

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines which may be still, slightly fizzy or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: hilly areas adjancent to the towns of Conegliano, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Susegana, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Follina, Miane, Vidor and Valdobbiadene

Subzones: “Superiore di Cartizze” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the village of San Pietro di Barbozza, near the town of Valdobbiadene)

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Glera, which may be blended with up to 15% of Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera and/or Glera Lunga

Minimum Aging: N/A

7. Friularo di Bagnoli DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to red wines, including sweet raisin wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Agna, Arre, Bagnoli di Sopra, Battaglia Terme, Bovolenta, Candiana, Due Carrare, Cartura, Conselve, Monselice, Pernumia, S. Pietro Viminario, Terrassa and Tribano, all in the Padova district

Subzones: “Classico” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the town of Bagnoli di Sopra)

Permitted Varieties: 90% or more Raboso Piave, which may be blended with up to 10% of other black-berried grapes permitted in the Padova district

Minimum Aging:

(1) Base wine: 12 months
(2) “Riserva” wine: 24 months, of which at least 12 months in wood barrels
(3) “Vendemmia Tardiva” (late harvest) version: 60% or more of the grapes must be harvested and fermented after November 11 of the harvest year
(4) “Passito” sweet raisin version: 24 months in wood barrels

8. Lison DOCG

Approved as an inter-regional (Veneto and Friuli) DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of (i) Annone Veneto, Cinto Caomaggiore, Gruaro, Fossalta di Portogruaro, Pramaggiore, Teglio Veneto, e parte del territorio dei comuni di Caorle, Concordia Sagittaria, Portogruaro, San Michele al Tagliamento and Santo Stino di Livenza (all in Veneto, in the Venezia district); (ii) Meduna di Livenza and a portion of the Motta di Livenza terriotry (both in Veneto, in the Treviso district); and (iii) Chions, Cordovado, Pravisdomini and portions of the territories of the towns of Azzano Decimo, Morsano al Tagliamento and Sesto al Reghen (all in Veneto, in the Pordenone district)

Subzones: “Classico”, which is reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the villages of (i) Lison, Pradipozzo and Summaga, in the Portogruaro district; (ii) Belfiore, Blessaglia and Salvarolo, in the Pramaggiore district; (iii) Carline and Loncon in the Annone Veneto district; and (iv) portions of the territories of the towns of San Stino di Livenza and Cinto Caomaggiore

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Tai/Friulano, which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried aromatic grape varieties permitted in the Venezia, Treviso and Pordenone districts

Minimum Aging: N/A

9. Montello DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to red wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Castelcucco, Cornuda and Monfumo and portions of the territories of the towns of: Asolo, Borso del Grappa, Caerano S. Marco, Cavaso del Tomba, Crespano del Grappa, Crocetta del Montello, Fonte, Giavera del Montello, Maser, Montebelluna, Nervesa della Battaglia, Paderno del Grappa Pederobba, Possagno, S. Zenone degli Ezzelini and Volpago del Montello, all in the Treviso district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 40% to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% to 60% Merlot and/or Cabernet Franc and/or Carmenère, which may be blended with up to 15% of other black-berried grapes permitted in the Treviso district

Minimum Aging:

(1) Base wine: 18 months, of which at least 9 months in oak barrels and 6 months in bottle
(2) “Superiore” wine: 24 months, of which at least 12 months in oak barrels and 6 months in bottle

10. Piave Malanotte DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to dry red raisin wines

Territory: suitable areas in the Piave River basin, namely those adjancent to the towns of:

(i) Arcade, Breda di Piave, Casale sul Sile, Cessalto, Chiarano, Cimadolmo, Codognè, Fontanelle, Godega Sant’Urbano, Gorgo al Monticano, Mareno di Piave, Maserada sul Piave, Monastier, Oderzo, Ormelle, Ponte di Piave, Ponzano Veneto, Portobuffolè, Povegliano, Roncade, Salgareda, San Biagio di Callalta, San Fior, San Polo di Piave, Santa Lucia di Piave, Spresiano, Vazzola and Zenson di Piave and portions of the terriotries of the towns of Carbonera, Casier, Gaiarine, Mansuè, Mogliano Veneto, Orsago, Preganziol, Silea, Villorba, Colle Umberto, Conegliano, Cordignano, Giavera del Montello, Montebelluna, Motta di Livenza, Nervesa della Battaglia, Paese, San Vendemiano, Susegana, Trevignano, Vittorio Veneto and Volpago del Montello, all in the Treviso district

(ii) Fossalta di Piave, Marcon, Meolo, Noventa di Piave, Quarto d’Altino and San Donà di Piave and portions of the territories of the towns of Venezia, Ceggia, Eraclea, Jesolo, Musile di Piave and Torre di Mosto, all in the Venezia district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 70% or more Raboso Piave blended with up to 30% of Raboso Veronese, which may however be substituted up to 5% with other black-berried grapes permitted in the Treviso and Venezia districts

Minimum Aging: 36 months, of which at least 12 months in wood barrels and 4 months in bottle

11. Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to sweet red raisin wines, which may be still or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Marano, Fumane, Negrar, S. Ambrogio, S. Pietro in Cariano, Dolcè, Verona, S. Martino Buon Albergo, Lavagno, Mezzane, Tregnago, Illasi, Colognola ai Colli, Cazzano di Tramigna, Grezzana, Pescantina, Cerro Veronese, S. Mauro di Saline and Montecchia di Crosara, all in the Verona district

Subzones:Classico” and “Valpantena

Permitted Varieties: 45% to 95% Corvina Veronese (up to 50% of which, however, may be substituted by Corvinone) and 5% to 30% Rondinella.

Other varieties may be blended to these two main varieties up to 25% in total, as follows:

  • Black-berried grape varieties permitted in the Verona district up to 15% in total (provided that each such variety cannot exceed 10% individually); and
  • Italian indigenous black-berried grape varieties permitted in the Verona district up to 10% in total

Minimum Aging: N/A

12. Recioto di Gambellara DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2008

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to sweet white raisin wines, which may be still or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: areas adjancent to several towns in the Vicenza and Verona districts

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 100% Garganega

Minimum Aging: N/A

13. Recioto di Soave DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 1998

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to sweet white raisin wines, which may be still or sparkling (“spumante“)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Soave, Monteforte d’Alpone, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Roncà, Montecchia di Crosara, San Giovanni Ilarione, Cazzano di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Caldiero, Illasi and Lavagno, all in the Verona district

Subzones:Classico” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the towns of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone)

Permitted Varieties: 70% or more Garganega, blended with up to 30% of Trebbiano di Soave, which may however be substituted up to 5% with other white-berried grapes permitted in the Verona district

Minimum Aging: N/A

14. Soave Superiore DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2001

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Soave, Monteforte d’Alpone, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Roncà, Montecchia di Crosara, San Giovanni Ilarione, Cazzano di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Caldiero, Illasi and Lavagno, all in the Verona district

Subzones:Classico” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the towns of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone)

Permitted Varieties: 70% or more Garganega, blended with up to 30% of Trebbiano di Soave, which may however be substituted up to 5% with other white-berried grapes permitted in the Verona district

Minimum Aging: N/A

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