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Italian Wines DOCG: Disciplinary for the production of Oltrepo 'Pavese DOCG classic method

Italian Wines DOCG: Disciplinary for the production of Oltrepo 'Pavese DOCG classic method

Production specification - Oltrepo Pavese DOCG classic method


Ministerial Decree 27/7/2007 - G.U. n. 182 of 7.08.2007
Disciplinary for the production of wines with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin
Oltrepo Pavese classic method

Article 1
The controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Oltrepo Pavese is reserved for sparkling wine obtained with the classic method already recognized as denomination of controlled origin with decree of the President of the Republic of 6 August 1970 and subsequent amendments, which meets the conditions and requirements established by this
production specification for the following types:
Oltrepo Pavese classic method, Oltrepo Pavese classic method Rose, Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot nero and Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot nero Rose.

Article 2
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed Oltrepo Pavese classic method must be obtained from the grapes produced by the vineyards, having within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
- Oltrepo Pavese classic method and Oltrepo Pavese classic method roses:
Pinot noir: minimum 70%; Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot blanc jointly or separately up to a maximum of 30%.
- Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot noir and Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot noir roses:
Pinot noir: minimum 85%; Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot blanc jointly or separately up to a maximum of 15%.
D.O.C.G. Oltrepo Pavese classic method the vineyards registered in the D.O.C. Oltrepo Pavese for the corresponding types, provided that the ampelographic bases are compatible.

Article 3
The production area of ​​the grapes destined for the elaboration of the Oltrepo Pavese classic method wine includes the hilly area of ​​Oltrepò Pavese for the entire territories of the following municipalities in the province of Pavia: Borgo Priolo, Borgoratto Mormorolo, Bosnasco, Calvignano, Canevino, Canneto Pavese, Castana, Cecima, Godiasco, Golferenzo, Lirio, Montalto Pavese, Montecalvo Versiggia, Montescano, Montu Beccaria, Mornico Losana, Oliva Gessi, Pietra de Giorgi, Rocca de Giorgi, Rocca Susella, Rovescala, Ruino, San Damiano al Colle, Santa Maria della Versa, Torrazza Coste, Volpara, Zenevredo and for part of the territories of these other municipalities:
Broni, Casteggio, Cigognola, Codevilla, Corvino San Quirico, Fortunago, Montebello della Battaglia, Montesegale, Ponte Nizza, Redavalle, Retorbido, Rivanazzano, Santa Giuletta, Stradella, Torricella Verzate.
This area is thus delimited: it starts from km 136 + 150 of the highway n. 10, the boundary line descends towards the south following the provincial road Bressana-Salice Terme, up to the junction of Rivanazzano. Here you turn west along the road that from Rivanazzano leads to the Spanish farmhouse, to bend at an altitude of 139 towards the south and reach the provincial and regional border Pavia-Alessandria, which follows up to Serra del Monte. From this point the boundary line reaches Casa Carlucci and continues south, along the border that divides the municipalities of Ponte Nizza and Bagnaria up to the Staffora torrent, including San Ponzo Semola. From here the boundary line follows the Voghera-Varzi-Penice state road to the hamlet of Ponte Nizza, then deviates east-north-east following the provincial road at the bottom of the valley for Val di Nizza. It then continues north along the municipal border between the Nizza, Val di Nizza and Montesegale bridges as far as Rio Albaredo and reaches the Ardivestra torrent, with which it identifies itself, going eastwards to reach Cascina della Signora. From this point the boundary line continues northwards following the provincial road Godiasco-Borgoratto Mormorolo, to meet the border between the municipalities of Fortunago and Ruino. It continues on the southern municipal border of Ruino to reach the provincial border between Pavia-Piacenza.
The eastern boundary of the area consists of the Pavia-Piacenza provincial border until it meets the state road no. 10, to reach the provincial road Bressana-Salice Terme which crosses at km 136 + 150 of the area, the starting point of the delimitation.

Article 4
The environmental and cultivation conditions of the vineyard intended for the production of D.O.C.G. Oltrepo Pavese classic method must be the normal ones of the production area and, in any case, suitable to give the grapes the traditional specific quality characteristics.
The plant material used for new plants, thickening and plant replacements must be made exclusively with certified nursery material.
The vineyards must be placed on limestone or calcareous-clayey soils and on well-sunny hilly slopes excluding the valley bottoms and the plains.
For vineyards planted after the entry into force of this specification (new plants and replantings) the density of the plants per hectare cannot be less than 4,000.
The planting layouts, the cultivation forms (espalier) and the pruning systems must be those of a traditional type and, in any case, the vineyards must be governed so as not to modify the characteristics of the grapes, the must and the base wine.
Rescue irrigation is allowed.
The maximum production of grapes per hectare and the minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume are the following:

- Type: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic method: Max. Production (t./ha) 10; Alcohol title. Volume: 9.5% vol .;
- Typology: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic method Rose ': Volume Production: 9.5% vol .;
- Type: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic Pinot Noir method: Volumic production: 9.5% vol .;
- Typology: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic Pinot Noir Rose 'method: Volume Production: 9.5% vol .;

Even in exceptionally favorable years, the yield will have to be brought back to the above limits as long as the overall production does not exceed the same limits by 20%, without prejudice to the grape / wine yield for the quantities in question.
Beyond this 20% limit, the right to the Oltrepo Pavese classic method controlled and guaranteed designation of origin for the entire lot lapses.
The Lombardy region, having heard the Consortium for protection, annually, with its own decree, taking into account the environmental conditions of cultivation, may set a maximum production per hectare lower than that established by this production specification, giving immediate communication to the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and forestry - National Committee for the protection and enhancement of designations of origin and typical geographical indications of wines.

Article 5
Winemaking and elaboration rules Grape mashing operations, winemaking for the
production of base wines to be subjected to subsequent processing for the production of controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Oltrepo Pavese classic method, as well as the aging and aging operations must be carried out within the production area delimited by the previous art. 3. However, taking into account traditional production situations, the aforementioned operations are also allowed in the entire territory of the province of Pavia, as well as in the hamlets of Vicobarone and Casa Bella in the municipality of Ziano Piacentino in the province of Piacenza.
The bottles that are not labeled and are still being processed, that is, not suitable for direct consumption, provided that they are corked with a crown cap bearing the name of the denomination, they can be sold only within the area defined in this paragraph.
The maximum yields of grapes in wine must be the following:
- Type: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic method: 60% grape / wine yield;
- Type: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic method Rose ': Grape / wine yield 65%;
- Typology: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic method Pinot noir: 60% grape / wine yield;
- Type: "Oltrepò Pavese" classic Pinot Noir Rose 'method: 65% grape / wine yield.
If the grape / wine yield exceeds the above limits but not more than 5% of the total finished wine, even if the production per hectare remains below the maximum allowed, the surplus is not entitled to the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin.
Beyond this limit of 5% on the total finished wine, the right to the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin for the whole lot lapses.
The grapes from the vineyards registered in the Oltrepo Pavese classic method denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin can be claimed, with the harvest choice, also for the Oltrepo Pavese denomination of controlled origin wines Pinot noir type, as well as allowed with the cellar pass from the DOCG base wine Oltrepo Pavese classic method to D.O.C. Oltrepo Pavese Pinot nero (vinified in white and rosé), provided that all the conditions set out in the respective production specifications are respected.
Enrichment is allowed within the limits established by EU and national regulations.
Only oenological practices corresponding to local, loyal and constant uses, capable of giving the Oltrepo Pavese classic method sparkling wines their respective characteristics in compliance with EU and national standards, are allowed in the processing.
In particular, only the traditional bottle refermentation technique must be used.
The Oltrepo Pavese classic method controlled and guaranteed designation of origin wine must undergo a minimum period of fifteen months on the lees before being released for consumption; for the vintage, the minimum period is twenty four months.
This period starts from the bottling date and in any case not before January 1st following the grape harvest.

Article 6.
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed Oltrepo Pavese classic method, when released for consumption, must meet the following characteristics:
Oltrepo Pavese classic method:
- foam: fine and persistent;
- color: more or less intense straw yellow;
- perfume: fine, gentle, broad bouquet;
- flavor: savory, fresh and harmonious;
- alcohol content. vol. tot. minimum: 11.50% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 5.0 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 15.0 g / l.
Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot noir:
- foam: fine and persistent;
- color: straw with more or less orange reflections;
- perfume: bouquet proper of the fermentation in the bottle, gentle, ample and persistent;
- flavor: savory, good structure, fresh and harmonious;
- alcohol content. minimum: 12.00% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 5.5 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 15.0 g / l.
Oltrepo Pavese Rose classic method:
- foam: fine and persistent;
- color: more or less intense rosé;
- perfume: fine, gentle bouquet;
- flavor: savory, harmonious and moderately full-bodied;
- alcohol content. minimum: 11.50% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 5.0 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 15.0 g / l.
Oltrepo Pavese classic method Pinot nero Rose:
- foam: fine and persistent;
- color: more or less intense rosé;
- perfume: fine, gentle, broad bouquet;
- flavor: sapid, well-structured and fresh;
- alcohol content. minimum: 12.00% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 5.0 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 15.0 g / l.
The D.O.C.G. wine Oltrepo Pavese classic method Rose can also be released for consumption with the Cremant type, if it has the specific characteristics required by current legislation.
It is the faculty of the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, with its own decree, to modify the limits indicated for total wines and the minimum non-reducing extract for the above wines.

Article 7
In the designation and presentation of sparkling wines referred to in art. 1 it is forbidden to add any qualification other than that provided for in this production specification, including the adjectives end, chosen, selected, superior, old and similar.
However, the use of indications that refer to names, company names, private brands is allowed, provided they have no laudative meaning and are not such as to mislead the buyer.
It is also allowed to use geographical and toponymic indications, which refer to municipalities, hamlets, farms, areas and localities included in the area delimited by the previous art. 3, from which actually the grapes from which the wine thus qualified was obtained, in accordance with the ministerial decree of 22 April 1992.
For the Oltrepo Pavese wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin, classic method vinified in rosé, also in the Cremant type, and only the Rose designation is allowed.
The indication of the sugar content for D.O.C.G. wines Oltrepo Pavese classic method, within the limits established by EU and national legislation, and mandatory up to the demisec flavor characteristic. The use of the sweet typology is forbidden.
The optional terms, excluding brands and company names, can be reported in the labeling only in typographic characters no larger or evident than those used for the designation of origin of the wine, except for the more restrictive general rules.
The traditional specification Controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin must immediately follow the Oltrepo Pavese denomination, without the interposition of other optional or mandatory terms.
To identify the D.O.C.G. Oltrepo Pavese classic method is forbidden to use the term Sparkling Wine. In replacement, only the community abbreviation V.S.Q.P.R.D.
In the labeling, the indication of the year of production is optional for D.O.C.G. Oltrepo Pavese classic method.
Only in the presence of the vintage indication of the vintage can you use the wording Millesimato.

Article 8.
For corking, the mushroom cork stopper is mandatory, with the traditional cage anchor, indelibly marked with the word Oltrepo Pavese classic method.
For bottles with a nominal content not exceeding 200 ml, screw cap closure is allowed.


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