VIN SANTO DI MONTEPULCIANO OCCHIO DI PERNICE DOC is a sweet white wine from the Tuscan town of Montepulciano. It is made from 50-100% Sangiovese and an optional 0-50% of any grape permitted in Tuscany.
PRODUCTION AREA The wine must come from the commune of Montepulciano in the province of Siena, Tuscany. The vines must grow at between 250-600 metres (820-1,968 feet) above sea level.
YIELDS 8 tonnes per hectare is the maximum yield.
AGEING The wines must be aged in wooden casks or ‘caratelli’ no bigger 75 litres. The ageing period is six years for Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice.
BOTTLING The wines must be bottled in the Province of Siena.
ANALYSIS Minimum alcohol level is 12%. Minimum potential alcohol 21% of which at least 4% must be potential alcohol (unfermented sugars). Minimum dry extract 25g/l. Minimum total acidity 4.5g/l. Maximum level of volatile acidity of 40mg/l for both normale and Riserva.