Puglia – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

PUGLIA’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Puglia – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Puglia – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Castel del Monte Bombino Nero DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territory of the town of Minervino Murge, the D’Ameli area in the town of Binetto and portions of the territories of the towns of Andria, Corato, Trani, Ruvo, Terlizzi, Bitonto, Palo del Colle and Toritto

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 90% or more Bombino Nero, which may be blended with up to 10% of other black-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the “Murgia Centrale” area of the Puglia region

Minimum Aging: N/A

2. Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territory of the town of Minervino Murge, the D’Ameli area in the town of Binetto and portions of the territories of the towns of Andria, Corato, Trani, Ruvo, Terlizzi, Bitonto, Palo del Colle and Toritto

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 90% or more Nero di Troia, which may be blended with up to 10% of other black-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the “Murgia Centrale” area of the Puglia region

Minimum Aging: (i) N/A for the base wine; (ii) 24 months, at least 12 months of which in wood barrels for the “Riserva” wine

3. Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territory of the town of Minervino Murge, the D’Ameli area in the town of Binetto and portions of the territories of the towns of Andria, Corato, Trani, Ruvo, Terlizzi, Bitonto, Palo del Colle and Toritto

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 65% or more Nero di Troia, which may be blended with up to 35% of other black-berried, non-aromatic varieties permitted in the “Murgia Centrale” area of the Puglia region

Minimum Aging: (i) N/A for the base wine; (ii) 24 months, at least 12 months of which in wood barrels for the “Riserva” wine

4. Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale DOCG

Approved as a DOC in the context of the “Primitivo di Manduria DOC” in 1974
Upgraded to DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Sweet red wines only, which may be made from dried grapes

Territory: Suitable areas in the territories of the cities of Taranto and Brindisi

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 100% Primitivo

Minimum Aging: N/A

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