Vin Santo di Carmignano Occhio di Pernice DOC | A sweet wine from the same delimited area as Carmignano DOCG in Tuscany. Its pink hue resembles a ‘partridge eye’ or ‘occhio di pernice’ in Italian. The wine is produced mainly from red grapes (and mainly Sangiovese). The wine has been historically important for the Carmignano area since the the end of the 19th century, when the Occhio di Pernice from the Niccolini cellars was appreciated and exported all over the world.

The blend | The rules for Vin Santo di Carmignano Occhio di Pernice & Riserva are exactly the same as given for Vin Santo di Carmignano DOC, except that rather than being made from 75% or more Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca Lunga (both white grapes), the Occhio di Pernice version is made from 50-100% Sangiovese plus an optional 0-50% of any red or white grape authorised in Tuscany. The Occhio di Pernice or ‘partridge eye’ wine must be from pale pink (‘rosa pallido’) to intense pink (‘rosa intenso’) in colour. The wine must have a minimum potential alcohol of 16%, and a minimum actual alcohol level of 14%. The maximum level of volatile acidity is 1.8g/l. The minimum level of dry extract is 26g/l.

Wineries

No certification | Artimino.

Bibliography

07.03.2014 Consolidated production rules for wines with a name of controlled origin ‘Barco Reale di Carmignano’ or ‘Rosato di Carmignano’ or ‘Vin Santo di Carmignano’ or ‘Vin Santo di Carmignano Occhio di Pernice’.