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Colli Etruschi Viterbesi

DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Lazio. Alternatively, the name Tuscia (after the historical landscape in central Italy; in the antiquity Etruria, the land of the Etruscan ) be used. The zone includes the municipalities of Acquapendente, Arlena di Castro, Bagnoregio, Barbarano Romano, Bassano in Teverina, Blera, Bolsena, Bomarzo, Canino, Capodimonte, Castiglione in Teverina, Celleno, Cellere, Civitella d'Agliano, Farnese, Gradoli, Graffignano, Grotte di Castro, Ischia di Castro, Latera, Lubriano, Marta, Montefiascone, Monte Romano, Onano, Oriolo Romano, Orte, Piansano, Proceno, San Lorenzo Nuovo, Tessennano, Tuscania, Valentano, Vejano, Vetralla, Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia, Viterbo and Vitorchiano in the province of Viterbo. Cannaiola (derived from the Cannaiola di Marta / Canaiolo Nero variety) is only possible in the municipalities of Capodimonte, Marta and in the San Savino district (old town of Tuscania). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the grape in question, with white wines explicitly the variety Malvasia Bianca di Candia for the remaining 15% because of the aromatic property. The six red wines are Canaiolo ( Canaiolo Nero ), Grechetto ( Grechetto Rosso ) Merlot. Sangiovese, Sangiovese Rosato and Violone ( Montepulciano ). The five white wines are Grechetto Bianco ( Grechetto di Orvieto ), Moscatello and Moscatello Passito (Moscato Bianco = Muscat Blanc ) Procanico (Variety of Trebbiano Toscano ) and Rossetto,

The Bianco is made from Procanico (40-80%), Malvasia Toscana or Malvasia del Lazio (max. 30%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%) blended. Rosso (also called Novello ) and Rosato are made from Sangiovese (50-65%), Montepulciano (20-45%) and other approved varieties (max. 30%). a Frizzante there are from Bianco, Grechetto, Moscatello, Procanico, Rosso, Rosato, Sangiovese and Sangiovese Rosato. Many of these wines are available in secco and amabile.

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