Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Doc
The wines of this Doc are produced in a vast area which includes 38 districts in the province of Viterbo. A number of white, red and rosé wines fall under the umbrella Colli Etruschi Viterbesi. The area is a hilly one whose climate feels positively the mitigating action of the sea and of the Bolsena Lake, on the banks of which the vineyards are planted.
The Rosso is served with pasta dishes and also grilled white or red meat; it is served at 16-18°C in Bordeaux chalices within 2 years after vintage.
The Bianco is served with fish, minestrone and non seasoned cheese; it is served at 8-10°C in medium-sized flared tulip-shaped chalices, within one year from vintage.
The Rosato is a wine which is served at any time during a meal although usually it is served with hors d'oeuvres, cold cuts and vegetable rice; it is served in tulip-shaped wide flared chalices, within one year from vintage and at a temperature of 12-14°C.
The labeling of Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Doc
Each label must carry a mention of the Controlled Denomination of Origin besides all the other indications foreseen by law, such as:
The determined Region from which the product originates;
Denomination of the product composed of the combination of the variety of the vine from which the wine originates and the geographic area in which that variety is cultivated;
Nominal volume of the wine;
Name or company name of the bottler and its registered address;
Number and code of the bottler, which may also appear on the closing system (cork or cap);
Name of the Country;
Indication of the batch;
- The Doc Colli Etruschi Viterbesi includes the Bianco, Rosso, Rosato, Procanico, Grechetto, Rossetto, Moscatello, Moscatello Passito, Sangiovese Rosato, Grechetto Rosso, Violone, Canaiolo and Merlot types
- The Bianco is obtained with Trebbiano toscano (Procanico) grapes (40-80%), Malvasia Toscana and/or Malvasia del Lazio (30%) and other white-seed grapes of the area at a maximum of 30%.
The Canaiolo is obtained with Canaiolo nero (85%) and other red-seed grapes of the area for a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of the Ciliegiolo).
The Grechetto is obtained with di Greco bianco (Grechetto) grapes (85%) and other white-seed grapes of the area (15%) (with the exclusion of Malvasia di Candia grapes).
The Merlot is produced from Merlot (85%) and other red- seed grapes of the area at a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of Ciliegiolo).
The Moscatello is obtained from the same-named grapes at 85% and other white-seed grapes of the area for a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of Malvasia di Candia)
The Procanico is produced from Trebbiano toscano (85%) and other whit-seed grapes of the area fro a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of Malvasia di Candia).
The Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Rosato is produced from Sangiovese (50-65%), Montepulciano (20-45%) and from other red-seed grapes of the area.
The Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Rossetto is produced from Trebbiano giallo (Rossetto) (85%), while the Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Rosso, is produced from Sangiovese (50-65%), from Montepulciano (20-45%) and other red-seed grapes of the area.
The Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Sangiovese Rosato is produced from Sangiovese (85%) and other red-seed grapes of the area for a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of Ciliegiolo).
The Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Violone is produced from Montepulciano (Violone) grapes (85%) and other red-seed grapes of the area for a maximum of 15% (with the exclusion of Ciliegiolo)
- The Bianco is pale yellow in colour, the scent is delicate and characteristic, the taste is dry and sweety, harmonic, characteristic, and the minimum alcoholic gradation is 10°C (it is also available in "Amabile" and "Frizzante").
The Canaiolo is ruby red in colour, aromatic and persistent, the taste is sweet, more or less tannic, and harmonic and the minimum alcoholic gradation is 11°C.
The Grechetto is pale yellow in colour, the scent is slightly winy, delicate and characteristic, the taste is dry, velvety, fruity, and characteristic with a light sour aftertaste and a minimum gradation of 11°C (it is also produced in the Novello and Frizzante versions).
The Rosato is pinkish in colour with violet shadings, the scent in intense, delicate and pleasant, the taste is dry and sweetish, harmonic, equilibrated, fresh and lively with a minimum alcoholic gradation of 10°C, (it is also produced in the varieties Amabile and Frizzante)
- Area of production
- The Colli Etruschi Viterbesi Doc is produced in a number of districts in the province of Viterbo
- Selling period
- All year round
- Normative references
- The recognition of the Doc 'Colli Etruschi Viterbesi' occurred with DPR 11.09.96 issued on GU of 21.09.96