Production regulations - Conero DOCG
D. M. September 1, 2004
Disciplinary for the production of wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Conero
Denomination of the wine
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Conero", and reserved for the wine "Rosso Conero Riserva" already recognized as denomination of controlled origin with decree of the President of the Republic 21 July 1967 and decree of the President of the Republic 12 January 1977, which corresponds to the conditions and the requirements established in this production specification.
The wine with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Conero" must be obtained from the grapes produced by the vineyards having, within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
1. Montepulciano minimum 85%;
2. Sangiovese maximum 15%.
The vineyards, with the above mentioned ampeleographic composition, registered in the Register of controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin "Conero" are also allowed to be registered in the Register of controlled denomination of origin wine "Rosso Conero".
The "Conero" wine production area includes the entire municipal area of Ancona, Offagna, Camerano, Sirolo, Numana and part of the municipalities of Castelfidardo and Osimo between the aforementioned area and the dividing line which, starting from the Numana border, follows the following itinerary: via S. Vittore up to the level crossing of the Ancona Pescara railway km 223.773; Case Romani road up to the canton house of km 328.646 of the state road n. 16 Adriatica; state no. 16 to the Loreto border; the border of Loreto and Recanati are at the former national Flaminia and from this they are at the crossroads of the school of Acquaviva, road Acquaviva - Laghi and then provincial road Val Musone which from the Laghi district goes to Case Nuove di Osimo, up to the crossroads with the municipal road La Villa; municipal road La Villa (Cannone) and municipal road via Striscione up to the provincial Chiaravallese (crossroad Offagna), from the crossroads of Offagna following the former via della Venturina, now via Offagna, up to the municipality of Offagna.
Rules for viticulture
The environmental and cultivation conditions of the vineyards destined for the production of the wine with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Conero" must be the traditional ones of the area and, in any case, suitable to give the grapes and the wine derived the specific characteristics. Therefore, well exposed vineyards with a hilly position, with the exception of those planted in damp and not sunny grounds, are to be considered suitable for registration in the Register of the controlled denomination of origin "Conero".
The planting layouts, the forms of training and the pruning systems must be those generally used, however suitable for not changing the characteristics of the grapes and wine. Any forcing practice is prohibited.
Rescue irrigation is allowed. For new plants and replantings of vineyards suitable for the production of the wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination "Conero", upon entry into force of this specification, the minimum density per hectare must be 3,300 vines. The maximum production of grapes per hectare allowed for the production of the wine referred to in art. 1 must not exceed 9 tons.
To this limit, even in exceptionally favorable years, the yield must be reported, provided that the overall production of the vineyard does not exceed the limit by 20%. The surplus grapes, up to a maximum of 20%, are not entitled to the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Conero". Beyond this percentage limit, the designation of origin of the entire product lapses.
The yield of grapes in finished wine, ready for consumption, must not exceed 70%. If it exceeds this limit, but not 75%, the surplus will not be entitled to the controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin; more than 75% of the right to the controlled and guaranteed designation of origin for the entire product lapses; therefore the maximum yield per hectolitre / hectare of wine must not exceed 63 Hl.
Rules for winemaking
The winemaking operations must be carried out in the municipalities whose territory enters in whole or in part in the production area delimited in the previous art. 3 and in the places called "Barcaglione" and "Guastuglia" of the municipality of Falconara Marittima, in the province of Ancona. And in the faculty of the Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Policies - National Committee for the enhancement and protection of designations of origin and the geographical indications typical of wines - at the request of the farms concerned, to allow, for the purposes of the use of the denomination "Conero", that the grapes produced in the production area referred to in art. 3 can be vinified in the cellar located outside but in the vicinity of the territory specified in the preceding paragraphs and, however, within the province of Ancona, provided that:
the farms concerned prove that they exist on the date of publication of this decree and that they have vineyards on the same date as "Conero" vineyards; the said farms submit a reasoned request and accompanied by the opinion of the technical bodies of the Marche region on the technical compliance of the wine-making plants and on the real possibility of the companies to vinify their own grapes registered in the register of vineyards; the wineries in question are owned by their respective farms and form an integral part of the business complex; the companies concerned in these cellars
for the denomination referred to in this specification, only the grapes produced on their own vineyards are registered in the vineyards.
The grapes destined for winemaking must guarantee the wine with a controlled denomination of origin "Conero" a minimum natural alcoholic strength of 12%.
In winemaking, only loyal and constant oenological practices, traditional in the area, capable of giving the wine its own characteristics, are allowed.
The wine referred to in art. 1, must respond to the following characteristics upon release for consumption:
color: ruby red; smell: pleasant, vinous; flavor: harmonious, dry, full-bodied;
- minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12.50% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 4.5 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 24.0 g / l.
Before being released for consumption, the wine must undergo an aging period of at least 2 years.
The aging period starts on November 1st of the year of grape production.
And at the faculty of the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policies - National Committee for the Protection and Enhancement of Designations of Origin and Typical Geographical Indications of Wines - by modifying the minimum limit for the non-reducing extract.
Labeling, designation and presentation
In the presentation and designation of 'Conero' wine with a controlled and guaranteed designation of origin, the term 'Riserva' must appear on the label below the wording 'controlled and guaranteed designation of origin'. The term "Riserva" cannot appear in characters greater than the name "Conero". The addition of any qualification not expressly provided for in this production specification, including the adjectives: "superior", "extra", "fine", "chosen", "selected" and similar, is prohibited to the controlled and guaranteed designation of origin "Conero". .
However, the use of indications that refer to names, company names, private brands, consortia, not having a laudatory meaning and not suitable to mislead the buyer is allowed.
The use of geographical and toponymic indications that refer to hamlets, farms, areas, areas, locations, maps is also allowed, included in the defined area, in the previous art. 3 and from which actually the grapes from which the wine thus qualified was obtained.
The wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin «Conero» must be marketed exclusively in glass bottles with a capacity of not more than 5 liters.
The bottles must be of the Bordeaux type, of dark glass and closed with a cork close to the mouth.
The packaging and dressing of bottles is forbidden in any case not suited to the prestige of the wine.