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Valdinievole

DOC area for red wines (only from 2011) and white wines (until 2010 under the DOC Bianco della Valdinievole) in the Italian region Tuscany, The zone includes the municipalities of Buggiano, Chiesina Uzzanese, Lamporecchio, Larciano, Marliana, Massa e Cozzile, Monsummano Terme, Montecatini Terme, Pescia, Pieve a Nievole, Ponte Buggianese e Uzzano in the province of Pistoia.

The Bianco (also called Superiore ) is made Trebbiano Toscano (70%) and other approved varieties (max. 30%). The Rosso (also as a Superiore without white varieties) is made from at least 35% Sangiovese and at least 20% Canaiolo Nero together at least 70%, as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%, of which max. 10% white) are blended. The Sangiovese must consist of at least 85% of this variety, as well as max. 15% of other varieties (of which max. 5% white) exist.

The Vin Santo (in secco or dolce) must be made from partially dried grapes of at least 70% Trebbiano Toscano, as well as max. 30% of other varieties can be pressed. For the red wines is the special Tuscan winemaking technique Governo allowed. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name.

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