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Montecucco DOC

Description to Montecucco DOC

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Maremma area of the Italian region of Tuscany. It extends over about 350 hectares of vineyards. The zone includes the municipalities of Arcidosso, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Roccalbegna and Seggiano in the province of Grosseto. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard can be indicated on the bottle label

Rosso (also known as Riserva) is produced from Sangiovese (60%) and other authorised varieties (max. 40%). The Rosato is produced from Sangiovese and/or Ciliegiolo, as well as other approved varieties (max. 40%). The Bianco is produced from Trebbiano Toscano and/or Vermentino (40%) and other authorised varieties (max. 60%). The pure Vermentino must contain 85% of the variety, up to a maximum of 15% other permitted varieties are possible

The white Vin Santo is blended from the varieties Malvasia Bianca = Malvasia Bianca Lunga and or Grechetto Bianco = Grechetto di Orvieto and/or Trebbiano Toscano (zum. 70%) The rosé Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice is produced from Sangiovese (zum. 70%).

The wine type Montecucco Sangiovese (also known as Riserva) received DOCG status in 2011.

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