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Montecarlo DOC

Description to Montecarlo DOC

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Tuscany. The zone includes the municipalities of Altopasico, Capannori, Montecarlo and Porcari in the province of Lucca

Bianco and Vin Santo are blended from Trebbiano Toscano (30-60%), in any mixture of Sémillon, Pinot Grigio = Pinot Gris, Pinot Bianco = Pinot Blanc, Roussanne, Sauvignon = Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino (40-70%), as well as other authorised varieties (max. 20%)

Rosso (also called Riserva) and the rosé Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice are blended from Sangiovese (50-75%), Canaiolo Nero and/or Merlot and/or Syrah (15-40%), Ciliegiolo and/or Colorino = Abrusco and/or Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and/or Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon (10-30%), as well as other authorised varieties (max. 20%)

The pure wines Sauvignon, Vermentino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are produced from the respective variety (85%), as well as other permitted (max. 15%).

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