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Terre di Cosenza

DOC area for a wide range of red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Calabria It was created in 2012, transferring the wines of the former DOC areas Donnici, Pollino, San Vito di Luzze and Verbicaro. The large zone includes the entire province of Cosenza with the subzones Colline del Crati with 20 municipalities; Condoleo with the municipality of Mandatoriccio; Donnici with 10 municipalities; Esaro with 17 municipalities; Pollino with 6 municipalities; San Vito di Luzze with the district of San Vito of the municipality of Luzzi; and Verbicaro with 5 municipalities. Their names are indicated on the label after the DOC designation Terre di Cosenza. There are some differences in the mixture of grape varieties in each subzone. Below are the wines of the largest subzone Colline del Crati (which does not exist in all subzones):

The Bianco is blended from Greco Bianco and/or Guarnaccia Bianca(Coda di Volpe Bianca) and/or Pecorello and/or Montonico Bianco or Mantonico Bianco (zum. 60%). The Bianco Spumante is made from Mantonico Bianco (zum. 60%) The Rosso (in some subzones also as Novello and Superiore) is produced from Magliocco Dolce (zum. 60%). The Rosato is blended from Greco Nero(Greco Nero di Verbicaro) and/or Magliocco and/or Gaglioppo and/or Aglianico and/or Calabrese(zum. 60%)

The Spumante Rosè is produced from Mantonico (60%), Greco Nero and/or Magliocco and/or Gaglioppo and/or Aglianico and/or Calabrese (max. 40%). The Magliocco Spumante Rosè is produced from Mantonico (zum. 60%) The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety. These are Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet, Calabrese, Chardonnay, Gaglioppo, Greco Bianco, Greco Nero (only in Condoleo also as Riserva), Guarnaccia Bianca, Magliocco, MalvasiaBianca (Malvasia Bianca di Candia), Merlot, Montonico Bianco, Moscato Passito = Muscat Blanc (only in Verbicaro), Pecorello and Sangiovese.

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