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Alcamo

DOC area for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region or the island Sicily, The zone includes the municipalities of Alcamo, Calatafimi, Castellammare del Golfo and Gibellina in the province of Trapani, as well as Balestrate, Camporeale, Monreale, Partinico, San Cipirello and San Giuseppe Jato in the province of Palermo.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, and a maximum of 15% can also be other approved varieties. The white wines are Ansonica ( Inzolia ) Catarratto Bianco. Chardonnay, Grecanico ( Garganega ) Grillo. Müller-Thurgau and Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ). The red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Calabrese ( Nero d'Avola ) Merlot and Syrah,

The Bianco (also called Vendemmia tardiva and Spumante ) is blended from Catarratto Bianco (at least 60%), as well as in any mixture or use of the varieties Ansonica, Grecanico, Grillo, Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau and Sauvignon (maximum 40%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 20%). The Bianco Classico is pressed in any mixture of the Catarratto varieties Catarratto Bianco Comune and / or Catarratto Bianco Lucido (at least 80%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 20%).

The Rosso (also called Novello and Riserva ) is made from Calabrese (60%), as well as in any mixture of Frappato. Perricone, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah (max. 40%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 10%). The rosato (also as a spumante) is mixed or used in any way Nerello Mascalese, Calabrese, Frappato, Perricone, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah blended.

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