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Monreale

DOC range for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region or on the island Sicily, The area covers in its entirety the six municipalities of Camporeale, Corleone, Roccamena, San Cipirello, Santa Cristina Gela and San Giuseppe Jato, as well as parts of the two municipalities of Monreale and Piana degli Albanesi in the province of Palermo.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, a maximum of 15% may be other approved. The white wines are Ansonica ( Inzolia ), Catarratto ( Catarratto Bianco ) Chardonnay. Grillo and Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ). The reds are Cabernet Sauvignon, Calabrese ( Nero d'Avola ) Merlot. Perricone, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) Sangiovese and Syrah,

The Rosso is produced from Calabrese and / or Perricone (to 50%), as well as other approved varieties (max 50%). The Rosato is made from Perricone and / or Sangiovese and / or Nerello Mascalese (about 70%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 30%) produced. The Bianco is made from Ansonica and Catarratto (to 50%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 50%).

All white wines are also available with at least six months of maturity Superiore, as well as with at least 12 months maturity of dried grapes also called Vendemmia tardiva ( late vintage ). All red wines are also available as Novello, as well as having at least 24 months maturation as well Riserva,

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