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Colli Berici

DOC area for a wide range of white and red wines in the Italian region Veneto, The zone comprises around 1,300 hectares of vineyards with a total of 28 municipalities in the province of Vicenza. This includes Albettone, Alonte, Altavilla Vicentina, Arzignano, Barbarano Vicentino, Brendola, Castegnero, Grancona, Mossano, Nanto, Orgiano, San Germano dei Berici, Sovizzo, Villaga and Zovencedo, as well as parts of Asigliano Veneto, Campiglia dei Berici, Creazzo, Longare, Lonigo, Montebello Vicentino, Montecchio Maggiore, Montegalda, Montegaldella, Monteviale, Sarego, Sossano and Vicenza. The Barbarano subzone comprises the municipalities of Longare, Castegnero, Villaga, Barbarano Vicentino, Mossano and Nanto.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% can be other approved varieties. The white wines are Chardonnay, Garganego ( Garganega ) Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Tai ( Sauvignonasse ). The red wines are Cabernet (CF and / or CS), Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère. Merlot, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) and Tai Rosso ( Garnacha Tinta ).

The Bianco (also called Frizzante. Spumante and Passito ) must have at least 50% Garganega, the Rosso (also called Novello ) from at least 50% Merlot and the Spumante (also as Rosato ) from at least 50% Chardonnay consist. The remaining 50% can be other approved varieties for all three wines. The Barbarano Rosso (also as Spumante) must be made from Tai Rosso 100% pure. As a Riserva there are the wine types Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Rosso, Barbarano Rosso and Tai Rosso.

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