Vignanello Doc is produced in the White, Red, Rosé and Greco types, in some of the municipalities of the province of Viterbo. The Vignanello territory represents the production fulcrum of this controlled denomination of origin. It is an area of the Mount Cimino hills of volcanic origin and with a mild climate favourable to the cultivation of the vine. Besides the attractive natural environment it is an area in which localities of artistic interest are to be found such as the medieval village of Orte, the Monster Park of Bomarzo, a monumental complex of monstrous and fantastical animals carved in the rock, and the characteristic village of Vasanello, dominated by the proportions of the historical Orsini Castle.
The Red wine should be enjoyed with rather complex pasta dishes, grilled red meats, Roman Pecorino cheese, roast lamb; it should be served at 16-18°C, in Bordeaux wineglasses within three years of bottling.
The White wine should be savoured with roast or stewed anchovies, mixed fried dishes, soft cheeses and omelettes and should be served at 8-10°C in medium size flared tulip shaped goblets, within a year of bottling.
The Rosé wine is perfect for all meals and is generally enjoyed with cold meats and salami, pasta dishes with white meat and tomato sauces, pasta and pulse soups, the typical mixed fried dishes of the Roman tradition, it should be served in wide medium size tulip shaped goblets at 12-14 °C within two year of bottling.
The labeling of Vignanello 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 controlled denomination of origin Vignanello includes the White (also Medium sweet and Superior) Red (also New and Reserve), Rosé and Greco (also Sparkling and Medium sweet) types
- The White wine is obtained from yellow and/or Tuscan Trebbiano grapes for at least 60-70%, Malvasia bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Chianti for 20-40% and other white grapes authorised for the province of Viterbo for a maximum of 10%.
For the Greco version the grapes of the same name are used for 85% and other local white grapes for a maximum of 15%.
The Rosé wine is produced with Sangiovese grapes for 40-60%, Ciliegiolo for 40-50% and other local red grapes for not more than 20%.
The Red wine is obtained from Sangiovese grapes for 40-60%, Ciliegiolo for 40-50% and other local red grapes for a maximum of 20%
- The White wine has a more or less intense straw yellow colour with light green reflexes; a delicate, more or less fruity fragrance; a dry flavour with a slight bitter aftertaste, medium sweet, fine and delicate and a total minimum alcoholic content of 10.5°; the "Superior' type has a minimum alcoholic content of 11.5°.
The Greco version is of a more or less intense straw yellow colour; a winey, pleasing and characteristic fragrance; a dry, medium sweet, full bodied and harmonious flavour with a slight bitter aftertaste; the minimum alcoholic content is 11.5°; it is also produced in the 'Sparkling' version.
The Rosé wine has a more or less intense rosé colour with violet reflexes: a winey and delicately fruity fragrance; a dry, fresh and pleasing flavour and a minimum alcoholic content of 11°.
The Red wine has a ruby red colour when young, tending towards garnet with ageing; a characteristic and intense fragrance; a dry, warm and harmonious flavour and a minimum alcoholic content of 11°; the "Reserve" has a minimum alcoholic content of 12° and must be aged for at least 2 years; the red wine is also produced in the 'New' version
- Area of production
- Vignanello Doc is produced in the municipalities of Vignanello Vasanello, Bassano in Teverina, Corchiano, Soriano and Fabrica di Roma in the province of Viterbo
- Selling period
- Throughout the year
- Normative references
- Recognition of the controlled denomination of origin 'Vignanello' was by Decree of the President of the Republic dated 14.11.92 published in the Official Gazette of 25.11.92 amended by Ministerial Decree dated 09.02.94 published in the Official Gazette of 21.02.94