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Valdarno di Sopra

DOC area (also Vald d'Arno di Sopra) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region of Tuscany The zone classified since 2011 includes the municipalities of Bucine, Castel Piandiscò, Castiglion Fibocchi, Cavriglia, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Laterina, Loro Ciuffenna, Montevarchi, Pergine Valdarno, San Giovanni Valdarno and Montevarchi in the province of Arezzo. There are also two subzones. These are Pietraviva (DOC area until 2010) with the municipalities of Bucine, Cavriglia, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Montevarchi, Pergine Valdarno and San Giovanni Valdarno, and Pratomagno with the municipalities of Castelfranco Piandiscò, Castiglion Fibocchi, Laterina, Loro Ciuffenna, Pian di Sco and Terranuova Bracciolini. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, Vigna can be indicated followed by the name of the vineyard.

The Bianco (also known as Spumante) is blended from Chardonnay (40-80%), Malvasia Bianca Lunga (max. 30%), Trebbiano Toscano (max. 20%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%). The pure variety wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety. The two white wines are Chardonnay and Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc). The five red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. The Passito is made from Malvasia Bianca Lunga (40-80%), Chardonnay (max. 30%), as well as other authorised varieties (max. 30%). Rosso (also as Riserva) and Rosato (also as Spumante) are made from Merlot (40-80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (max. 35%), Syrah (max. 35%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%)

There are separate regulations for the subzones. These are Bianco (Sauvignon 40-80%, Chardonnay max. 30%, other varieties max. 30%), Vendemmia Tardiva (Malvasia Bianca Lunga zum. 40%, Chardonnay max. 30%, and other approved varieties max. 30%), Rosso (Sangiovese 40-80%, Cabernet Sauvignon max. 30%, Merlot max. 30%, and other authorised varieties max. 30%), as well as the pure wines Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca Lunga, Canaiolo Nero, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Pugnitello and Sangiovese, and only in the Pietraviva Ciliegiolo subzone (85% each).

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