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Sovana DOC

Description to Sovana DOC

DOC area for red wines and rosé wines in the Maremma landscape in the Italian region of Tuscany. The zone includes the municipalities of Pitigliano and Sorano (with the district of Sovana), as well as a part of Manciano in the province of Grosseto. The municipality or Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard can be indicated on the label if the grapes come from classified vineyards. There are about 70 such geographical indications

Rosso and Rosato wines are made from Sangiovese (50%) and other authorised varieties (max. 50%). The varietal red wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety. These are Aleatico (also as Passito), Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciliegiolo, Merlot and Sangiovese. All have the status of Superiore. After 24 months of aging in wooden barrels and another six months in the bottle, all red wines are allowed to carry the designation Riserva.

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