Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC is a denomination in for red and pink wines from Tuscany.

Production zone | On suitable sites within of the municipalities of Carrara, Massa and Montignoso, in the province of Massa Carrara in the Apuan Hills of Tuscany.

Wine grapes | Barsaglina (red). | Vermentino Nero.

Viticulture | New plantings must be at a minimum vine density of 6,000 vines per hectare for an average yield per plant of 1.5 kg (9 tonnes/ha maximum) plus 20% extra in favourable years.

Winemaking | The wines must be made within the production zone.

White wines

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Bianco | 70-100% Vermentino bianco plus 0-30% white grapes authorised in Tuscany. The wine can be made as either ‘secco’ or ‘amabile’.

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Vermentino bianco | 85-100% Vermentino bianco plus 0-15% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.

Pink wines

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Rosato |

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Rosato Vermentino nero | 85-100% Vermentino Nero plus 0-15% red grapes authorised in Tuscany.

Red wines

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Rosso | From 60-80% Sangiovese and upto 20% Merlot plus 20-30% other red grapes authorised in Tuscany. 50% maximum Merlot in a Sangiovese-Merlot blend.

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Vermentino nero | 85-100% Vermentino Nero plus 0-15% red grapes authorised in Tuscany. 

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Barsaglina o Massaretta | 85-100% Barsaglina Nero plus 0-15% red grapes authorised in Tuscany.. 

Sweet white wines

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Vin Santo | 70-100% Vermentino bianco plus 0-30% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.

Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC Vendemmia tardiva | 70-100% Vermentino bianco plus 0-30% white grapes authorised in Tuscany.

Bibliography

Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), pp219, 157-8.