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Production regulations - Val di Cornia DOCG
Recognition of the controlled and guaranteed designations of origin of the wine
Rosso from the Val di Cornia or Val di Cornia Rosso
1. The Denomination of Controlled Origin of the «Val di Cornia» wines, in the red and red reserve types, recognized by decree of the President of the Republic of 25 November 1989 and subsequent modifications, and recognized as the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin «Rosso della Val di Cornia "or" Val di Cornia Rosso "and the related production specifications are approved in the text annexed to this decree.
2. The Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Rosso della Val di Cornia" or "Val di Cornia Rosso", also in the reserve type, and reserved for wines that meet the conditions and requirements established in the production specification referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, the provisions of which come into force from the 2011/2012 harvest campaign.
1. The vineyards already enrolled in the red Val di Cornia DOC Vineyard Register, referred to in the Presidential Decree of 25 November 1989, referred to in the introduction, are to be considered automatically registered in the Viticultural Register for the "Rosso della Val di" DOCG Cornia »or« Val di Cornia Rosso », pursuant to art. 12 of Legislative Decree 8 April 2010, n. 61.
2. Persons who intend to place on the market, starting from the 2011/2012 harvest year, the wine of Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin «Rosso della Val di Cornia« or «Val di Cornia Rosso», from vineyards not yet registered, but having an ampelographic base in accordance with the provisions of the disciplinary annex of production, they are required to register them in the Viticolo Register for the DOCG in question, pursuant to art. 12 of Legislative Decree 8 April 2010 n. 61, and in accordance with the instructions given by the Tuscany Region.
1. The quantities of "Rosso della Val di Cornia" or "Val di Cornia Rosso" controlled designation of origin wine, obtained in accordance with the provisions of the production specification approved by decree of the President of the Republic of 25 November 1989 and subsequent amendments , coming from the 2010 and previous harvest, which at the date of entry into force of the production specification, annexed to this decree, are already packaged, being packaged or being processed, can be marketed while stocks last with the Name of Controlled Origin «Val di Cornia».
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous art. 1, paragraph 2, the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin of the wines "Rosso della Val di Cornia" or "Val di Cornia Rosso" can be used to designate and present wines of the same typology as the Controlled Denomination of Origin of the wines "Val di Cornia" Cornia »in the corresponding red and red reserve types, of which decree of the President of the Republic of 25 November 1989 and subsequent modifications, coming from the 2010 vintage, provided that the relative lots comply with the conditions set out in the disciplinary annex and provided that the producers concerned make prior notification to the person authorized to control the production of the Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin in question, in accordance with the specific legislation in force.
1. Anyone who produces, sells, offers for sale or otherwise distributes wine for consumption with the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Rosso della Val di Cornia" or "Val di Cornia Rosso" and required, in accordance with the law, to comply with the conditions and requirements established in the disciplinary annex of production.
2. For all matters not expressly provided for in this decree, the Community and national rules on the production, designation, presentation and marketing of wines with Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin apply.
1. The codes in art. 18, paragraph 6, of the ministerial decree of 16 December 2010, of the types of wine with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin «Rosso della Val di Cornia» or «Val di Cornia Rosso».
This decree will be published in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic.
Rome, November 18, 2011
The interim director general: Vaccari
Disciplinary DOCG wines "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia"
Denomination and wines
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia", also with the mention reserve, is reserved for wines that correspond to the conditions and requirements prescribed by this production specification.
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" must be obtained from grapes produced by vineyards having, within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
Sangiovese: minimum 40%
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot: alone or together, up to a maximum of 60%.
Black grapes, alone or together, from other vines suitable for cultivation for the Tuscany region, can contribute to the production of these wines, up to a maximum of 20% excluding the Aleatico grape.
Grape production area
The production area of the grapes suitable for the production of wines with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" falls in the provinces of Livorno and Pisa and includes the land suited to quality respectively:
- in the province of Livorno: the entire administrative territory of the municipalities of Suvereto and Sassetta and part of the administrative territory of the municipalities of Piombino, San Vincenzo and Campiglia Marittima;
- in the province of Pisa: the entire administrative territory of the municipality of Monteverdi Marittimo.
This area is divided into two parts, the south-west area and the north-east area, and is defined as follows:
Starting from Piombino, the limit follows viale Unità d'Italia and then continues along the road of the Princess to Fiorentina. From here it continues towards Venturina along the Piombinese provincial road, and after passing the Ponte di Ferro, it turns towards the road to Campo allOlmo, meets the provincial road Rinsacca, continues along this road, then deviating along the local road of Montegemoli until it meets the railway. The delimitation continues northwards following the railway to Populonia station. From here it continues towards the local road of Poggio all’Agnello, meets the road that leads to the Princess, continues along this road and then deviates along the farm road that leads to the Poggio al Lupo farm. From this farm, following the direction of this road, the limit reaches another farm road through which it reaches the Princess road. From here the boundary line continues south along the said road, deviates along the farm road that leads to the Fornace farm and reaches the sea in the same direction.
From the intersection of the railway with the border between the province of Livorno with that of Grosseto, the limit follows the railway itself to the north until it meets the Valnera ditch. From here, going up the course of this ditch reaches the municipal road of Riotorto-Piombino and continues on it, enters the municipality of Campiglia Marittima and arrives at the municipal road of Casalappi. From here the limit continues on this road, then deviating along the Piombinese municipal road to the border between the municipality of Campiglia Marittima and that of Suvereto. From this point, the boundary line continues west, identifying with the border between the two municipalities until the intersection with the Riomerdancio ditch, goes up the course of this ditch up to an altitude of 28 and continues north along the Pisan provincial road to the state road n. 398. From here the limit continues towards Venturina, it identifies with this road deviates south along the road to Cignanella, arrives at the Riomerdancio ditch following the same direction, follows the course of said ditch at the Cornia river and follows the course of this last until the old state road n. 1. The limit then continues north along the old Aurelia road to Lumiere from where it continues along Via Remigliano, turning south-west towards the Lotrine road until it meets the railway.
Continuing north the border identifies with the railway up to the border of the municipality of San Vincenzo and reconnects the starting point following the borders of the municipalities mentioned in the initial paragraph.
Rules for viticulture
The environmental and cultivation conditions of the vineyards destined for the production of wines with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" referred to in article 1 must be the traditional ones of the area and in any case suitable for confer specific quality characteristics to grapes, musts and derived wines.
The vineyards must be located on land deemed suitable for the production of the wines in question.
The planting layouts, the forms of training, the pruning systems must be those traditionally used in the area.
The density of planting must be that generally used according to the peculiar characteristics of the grapes and wines; for new plants and replantings the density of the strains cannot be less than 4,000 plants per hectare.
Any forcing practice is prohibited. Rescue irrigation is allowed.
The maximum yield of grapes per hectare in specialized cultivation must not exceed 9 tons.
At this limit, even in exceptionally favorable years, the yield must be reported through an accurate selection of the grapes, provided that the production does not exceed the limit by 20%, without prejudice to the grape / wine yield limit for the quantities in question.
The surplus of the grapes, up to a maximum of 20%, is not entitled to the controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin.
Without prejudice to the limit indicated above, the production per hectare in mixed crops must be calculated, compared to the specialized one, on the basis of the actual area covered by the vine.
For the entry into production of the new plants, the maximum production per hectare is as follows:
Year of production Grape production (tons / hectare)
I and II vegetative year 0
III vegetative year 60% of the expected production
4th vegetative year 80% of the expected production
5th vegetative year 100% of the expected production
The Tuscany region, with its own decree, after hearing the trade organizations concerned, year after year, before the harvest, taking into account the environmental and cultivation conditions, can establish a maximum limit of production that can be claimed for grapes per hectare lower than that set by the this production specification, immediately informing the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the National Committee for the protection of designations of origin of wines.
Rules for winemaking
The vinification and aging operations must be carried out within the production area referred to in the previous art. 3.
In the vinification and elaboration the most rational technical criteria must be followed and the oenological practices suitable to give the final product the best quality characteristics.
Enrichment of musts and wines as per art. Is allowed 1, within the limits and conditions established by EU and national standards, with concentrated musts obtained from grapes produced in the production area delimited by the previous art. 3 or, alternatively, with rectified concentrated must or by means of other permitted technologies.
The grapes destined for winemaking must guarantee the wine a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume of 12.5%.
The maximum yield of grapes in finished wine must not exceed 70%. If it exceeds this limit, but not 75%, the surplus is not entitled to the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin. Over 75% of the right to the controlled and guaranteed designation of origin for the entire product lapses.
The wine "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" cannot be released for consumption before May 1st of the second year following that of grape production.
The wine "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" with the qualification "reserve" cannot be released for consumption before 1 January of the third year following that of grape production, without prejudice to the aging period compulsory minimum of eighteen months in wooden containers and six months in bottle, as specified in article 6 below.
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" when released for consumption must meet the following characteristics:
"Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia":
color: ruby red with good intensity, bright, tending towards garnet;
smell: vinous, delicate;
flavor: dry, velvety, harmonious, full-bodied, with possible hints of wood;
minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12.50% vol. (13.00% vol. The «reserve»);
minimum total acidity: 4.5 g / l;
minimum non-reducing extract: 25 g / l.
It is the faculty of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies - National Committee for the protection and enhancement of denominations of origin and typical geographical indications to modify, with its own decree, the minimum limits mentioned above for total acidity and extract no minimum reducer.
Labeling, designation and presentation
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" are prohibited from adding any additional specification other than that provided for in this specification, including the adjectives «extra», «fine »,« Chosen »,« selected »and similar.
However, the use of indications that refer to social reasons, private brands, having no laudative meaning and not suitable to mislead the consumer is allowed.
In the designation of wines with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" the term "vineyard" can also be used provided that it is followed by the relative toponym or name, that the relative surface is distinctly specified in the register of vineyards, that the winemaking, processing and storage of the wine take place in separate containers and that this mention, followed by the toponym or name, is reported both in the denunciation of the grapes, both in the records, and in the accompanying documents.
The indication of the year of production of the grapes on the label is mandatory.
The wines with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Val di Cornia Rosso" or "Rosso della Val di Cornia" can be released for consumption only in bottles of the Bordeaux or Burgundian types with a nominal volume up to 6 liters of capacity, with shape and clothing suited to the characteristics of fine wines.
For corking wines, a cork is required. However, for glass containers with a capacity of up to 0.375 liters, the use of other closing devices permitted by current legislation is permitted.