Matera DOC dates from 2005 and is located in the Basilicata region of Italy. It covers the province of Matera whose capital city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera.

Winegrowing: New vineyards must be planted at a minimum vine density of 3,300 vines/ha (per acre). Emergency irrigation is permitted. Maximum yields are 10 tonnes/ha.

Wines: There are now eleven Matera DOC wine styles (the DOC has been modified four times since 2005, the last being on 07th March 2014). Yields are set at 10 tons/hectare for all wines.

Sparkling wines

Matera Spumante from 85-100% Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata, 0-15% of other non-aromatic white grapes allowed in Basilicata. Made by the traditional method of second fermentation in bottle (Metodo Classico).

Matera Spumante Rosé [sic] from 90-100% Primitivo, 0-10% of red grapes allowed in Basilicata. Made by the traditional method of second fermentation in bottle (Metodo Classico).

White wines

Matera Bianco from 85-100% Malvasia Bianca di Basilicata, 0-15% other non-aromatic white grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Matera Greco from 85-100% Greco [sic], 0-15% other non-aromatic white grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Pink wines

Matera Rosato from 90-100% Primitive, 0-10% other red grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Red wines

Matera Rosso from 60-70% Sangiovese, 30-40% Primitivo, 0-10% other non-aromatic red grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Matera Primitivo from 90-100% Primitivo, 0-10% other non-aromatic red grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Matera Moro from 60-70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20-30% Primitivo, at least 10-20% Merlot, 0-10% of other non-aromatic red grapes allowed in Basilicata.

Matera Moro Riserva | 60-70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20-30% Primitivo, 10-20% Merlot, with an optional maximum 10% of other non-aromatic red grapes allowed in Basilicata. The wine must age at least 24 months in oak, and can be released 36 months after the harvest (from 01st November).

Passito wines

Matera Bianco Passito: From the same blend as Matera Bianco.

Matera Primitivo Passito: From the same blend as Matera Primitivo.