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Production specification - Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

Disciplinary for the production of wines with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin
Montecucco Sangiovese

Approved with DOCG DM 09.09.2011 - Published in the OJ 221 - 22.09.2011
Modified with DM 30.11.2011

Article 1
Name
1. The Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese", also with reserve mention, is reserved for wines that meet the conditions and requirements established by this production specification.

Article 2
Ampelographic base
1. The wines with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese" must be obtained from grapes produced in the production area delimited in the following art. 3 and coming from vineyards having, within the company, the following ampelographic composition:
- Sangiovese: minimum 90%.
Red grapes, from other vines suitable for cultivation for the Tuscany Region, with the exclusion of Malvasia Nera, MalvasiaNera di Brindisi and Aleatico, can contribute to the production of these wines alone or together, up to a maximum of 10%.
They are shown in attachment no. 1 the complementary vines that can contribute to the production of the aforementioned wines, registered in the National Register of Peruvian vine varieties for wine approved with Ministerial Decree May 7, 2004 (published in the Official Gazette no. 242 of October 14, 2004) and subsequent updates, shown in Annex 1 of this disciplinary document.

Article 3
Grape production area
1. 1. The production area of ​​the grapes suitable for the production of Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese" includes the land suitable for the quality and suitable for the cultivation of the vine in the territories within the province of Grosseto in the following Municipalities: Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Campagnatico, Castel delPiano, Roccalbegna, Arcidosso and Seggiano. This area is delimited as follows:
to the north the border starts from the crossroads of the s.s. 223 with the administrative border of the municipality of Civitella Paganico and along it continues until it crosses in the south-east direction the administrative border of the municipality of Cinigiano near the Siena - Monte Antico railway line.
From here, following the border of the municipality of Cinigiano, it continues in an easterly direction until it meets the administrative border of the municipality of Castel del Piano along it north-east direction until it meets the administrative border of the municipality of Seggiano, follows said border until it meets the ss 323 to the bridge over the Ansitonia ditch, continue along the state road 323 in a southerly direction and up to the intersection with the provincial road 64 near the town of Castel del Piano. From here the delimitation continues until the road meets the administrative boundary of the municipality of Castel del Piano, continue along this boundary in a south-east direction along the Ente torrent to the Peve bridge over the Ente torrent itself, continue along the provincial road n. 26 (Arcidosso) in a northerly direction until you meet the administrative boundary of the municipality of Arcidosso and follow this border until you cross the Zancona torrent in a southerly direction until you meet the administrative boundary of the municipality of Cinigiano south of the town of Monticello Amiata in Banditaccia . From here it continues along the border of Cinigiano until it meets the provincial road n. 55 (Cinigiano-Stribugliano-Vallerona), continue south-west, along this road until the inhabited center of Stribugliano. From here we proceed, in a south-west direction, along the provincial road which rejoins the provincial road of Cinigianese, up to the Il Cavallino lodge. From here continue to the Trasubie stream at an altitude of 308 and then the Istrico ditch, heading south-west, up to an altitude of 400, where along the internal road to the Pian di Simone farm, heading south, you connect to the provincial road no. 24 (Baccinello-Cana) .From here continue in the direction of Baccinello until the crossroads with the local road of the Orto di Boccio which you follow until you intersect with the Athlete's ditch. From this point, following the course of the Athlete's ditch, the border joins the provincial road no. 24. This road is followed up to the administrative limit of the municipality of Scansano and then, in a westerly direction, to the administrative limit of the municipality of Campagnatico near the Repenti estate. Along the border of the municipality of Campagnatico continue in a south-west direction and then versonord to the point of intersection with the municipality of Civitella Paganico near the Poggio dei Massani locality. Along the border of the municipality of Civitella Paganico it continues north to the starting point where it crosses the s.s. 223.

Article 4
Rules for viticulture
1. The environmental and cultivation conditions of the vineyards destined for the production of "Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin" Montecucco Sangiovese "wines as per art. 1 must be the traditional ones of the area or in any case suitable to give alleuve, must and wine derived the specific quality characteristics. Therefore, only those hills of suitable position and orientation with sufficient altitude and good hydraulic-agricultural system are to be considered suitable for enrollment in the Vineyard Register.
On the other hand, those vineyards located in humid soils, on valley bottoms and in strongly clayey soils cannot be considered unsuitable, and therefore cannot be registered in the aforementioned Schedule.
2. The density of planting must be that generally used in function of the peculiar characteristics of the grapes and wines. For new plants and replantings, the density of the strains, calculated on the sixth of the plant, cannot be less than 3,300 plants per hectare.
3. Any forcing practice is prohibited. Rescue irrigation is allowed.
4. The maximum yield of grapes per hectare in specialized cultivation must not exceed 7 tons.
At this limit, even in exceptionally favorable years, the yield must be reported, provided that the production does not exceed the limit by 20%, without prejudice to unlimited grape / wine yield for the quantities in question.
The excess of the grapes, up to a maximum of 20%, is not entitled to the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin. 3
Without prejudice to the limit indicated above, the production per hectare in mixed crops must be calculated, compared to the specialized one, on the basis of the actual area covered by the vine.
5. In the event of an unfavorable vintage, which makes it necessary, the Tuscany Region, proposed by the Protection Consortium, fixes a yield lower than that provided for by this disciplinary also differentiated within the production area referred to in art. 3.In the context of the maximum yield set in this article, the Tuscany Region, upon proposal by the Protection Consortium, after consulting the category Organizations, may set the maximum limits of grapes that can be claimed per hectare lower than those provided for in this production disciplinary in relation to the need. to achieve a better market balance. In this case, the provisions of the previous article do not apply.
6. The grapes destined for the vinification of wines with Controlled Designation of Origin and "Montecucco Sangiovese" guarantee, must guarantee the wine a minimum natural alcoholic strength and volume of 12.00% vol.
7. The grapes destined for the vinification of wines with Controlled Denomination of Origin and "Montecucco Sangiovese" with the reserve mention, must guarantee the wine a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume of 12.50% vol.

Article 5
Rules for winemaking
1. The vinification and aging of wines with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese" must be carried out within the production area referred to in the previous art. 3 and the related municipal administrative areas.
2. Bottling must be carried out within the province of Grosseto.
In accordance with article 8 of EC regulation no. 607/2009, bottling or conditioning must take place in the aforementioned defined geographical area in order to safeguard the quality, reputation and guarantee the origin of the product.
Bottling is an integral part of the wine production process, constituting a specific phase of product development. The control of bottling operations therefore has the aim of better safeguarding the quality of the product and, consequently, the reputation of the denomination, of which the operators now fully, collectively, directly or indirectly, assume responsibility.
Transportation and bottling outside the production region can jeopardize the quality of wine; bottling within the production area has the very purpose of safeguarding the particular characteristics and quality of the product, as it entrusts the application and control of compliance with all the rules concerning transport and bottling itself to the producers' association, the Consortium ditutela, and to the third party certification body that operates in the area, i.e. to those who possess the necessary knowledge and know-how and who have a fundamental interest in maintaining the acquired reputation.
The bottling of wine is an important operation which, if not carried out in compliance with strict conditions, can seriously damage the quality of the product; in fact, it does not boil down to the mere filling of empty containers, but usually, before decanting, it involves a series of complex oenological interventions (filtering, clarification, cold treatment, etc.) which, if non-conformities of the rules of the art are not carried out , can compromise the quality and modify the characteristics of the wine. It is equally evident that the bulk transport of wine, if not carried out in optimal conditions, can seriously damage the quality of the latter; if the transport conditions are not perfect, in fact, the wine may be exposed to oxidation-reduction phenomena which will be all the more sensitive the greater the distance traveled and which may harm the quality of the product and, moreover, it will be subject to the risk of temperature changes.
For this reason, the optimal conditions will be more certainly guaranteed if the bottling operations are carried out by companies established in the area of ​​the beneficiaries of the Montecucco denomination and operating under the direct control of these, since these imprinted have specific experience and, above all, in-depth knowledge of the specific characteristics of the wine in question, of which it is necessary to avoid distortion or disappearance at the moment of bottling; similarly, even in the case of bulk transport of wine within the production area, even if they are very short distances, the restoration of the initial characteristics of the product will be entrusted to companies that offer for this purpose all guarantees in terms of know-how and, also here, of optimal knowledge of wine.
3. In winemaking and processing, the most rational technical criteria must be followed and the oenological practices carried out to give the final product the best quality characteristics.
4. Enrichment of musts and wines as per art. Is allowed 1, within the limits and conditions established by EU and national standards, with concentrated musts obtained from grapes produced in the production area delimited by the previous art. 3 or, alternatively, with rectified concentrated must or by means of other permitted technologies.
5. The maximum yield of the grapes in finished wine must not exceed 70%. Qualorasuperi said limit, but not 75%, the surplus is not entitled to the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin. Over 75% of the right to the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin for the entire product lapses.
6. The “MontecuccoSangiovese” Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin wine cannot be released for consumption before April 1st of the second year after the grape production, without prejudice to the minimum mandatory aging period of twelve months in wooden containers and of four months of bottle aging.
7. The "Montecucco Sangiovese" Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin wine with the mention reserve cannot be released for consumption before 1 September of the third year following that of grape production, without prejudice to the minimum mandatory aging period of thirty months, of which twenty-four months wooden containers and six months of bottle aging.
The aging period starts on November 1st of the year of production of leuva.

Article 6.
Consumer characteristics
1. The wines with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese" when released for consumption must meet the following characteristics:
"Montecucco Sangiovese":
- color: intense ruby ​​red;
- smell: fruity and characteristic;
- flavor: harmonious, dry, slightly tannic;
- minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 13.00% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 4.5 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 25 g / l. 5
"Montecucco Sangiovese" with the mention reserve:
- color: intense ruby ​​red tending to garnet;
- smell: broad vinous, elegant, characteristic;
- flavor: full, dry, warm, elegant, with possible hints of wood;
- minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 13.50% vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 4.5 g / l;
- minimum non-reducing extract: 26.0 g / l.
2. It is the faculty of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies to modify, with its own Decree, the minimum limits mentioned above for total acidity and for the minimum non-reducer extract.

Article 7
Labeling, designation and presentation
1. The wines of Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "MontecuccoSangiovese" are prohibited from adding any additional specification other than that provided for in this specification, including the adjectives "extra", "fine", "chosen", "selected" and "similar".
However, the use of indications that refer to names, social reasons, and private brands not having a laudatory meaning and not suitable to mislead the consumer is allowed.
2. In the designation of wines with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese", the term "vineyard" may also be used, provided that it is followed by the relative toponyms or traditional names which must appear in a special regional list pursuant to art. 6, paragraph 8, of Legislative Decree No. 61/2010 (Annex 2) and that the relative surface is distinctly specified in the Vineyard Schedule. In addition, the vinification, processing and storage of the wine must take place in separate containers, and, this mention, followed by the toponym or no-traditional, must be reported in the report of the grapes, in the records and accompanying documents.
3. The use of additional geographical and toponymic indications that refer to the municipalities and hamlets listed in Annex A, as well as to the farms, from which the grapes actually from which the wine so qualified was obtained, are allowed, provided that in compliance with the regulations in force on the matter.
4. For all types of wines with Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese", the indication of the year of production of the grapes is mandatory.

Article 8.
packing
1. The wines with Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin "Montecucco Sangiovese" must be released for consumption only in bottles of the Bordeaux-type oborgognona with a capacity not exceeding 6 liters closed with a cork close to the mouth.
2. However, for glass containers with a capacity of up to 0.250 liters, the use of other closing devices permitted by current legislation is permitted.

Article 9.
Link with the geographical environment
A) Information on the geographical area
A.1. Natural factors relevant for the link.
The defined geographical area falls in the southern part of the Tuscany region and, in particular, in the eastern part of the province of Grosseto, in a large area that extends from the slopes of Mount Amiata to the last hills before the city of Grosseto, with an extension in the north direction and north-east, up to the borders with the province of Siena, partially delimited by the course of the Ombrone river and its tributary Orcia. The demarcated area includes all or part of the municipal area of ​​Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Roccalbegna, Arcidosso and Seggiano, with the exception of the valley bottom.
The soils of the area present a great variety of lithologies, given by the overlapping of different tectonic units, on which transgressive marine and continental sediments of the Neogenic and Quaternary (neo-autochthonous) age and plio-quaternary and current fluviolacustro deposits rest. a large area within the affected area is occupied by Miocene and Pliocene and Quaternary sediments, while formations of an older age emerge from the north. They basically derive from the breakdown of sandstone rocks, with or without the participation of limestone rocks.
The area is characterized by low and medium / medium-high hills on predominantly marly, marly-pelitic and pelitic formations that give rise to soils, rich in stony and skeletal, moderate water available for plants.
The average altitude is around 200 meters above sea level. (the vineyards are located approximately aquote between 120 and 500 meters s.l.m.), while the slope oscillates around 8%; the average exposure is east south-east.
The climate of the area is Mediterranean type characterized by more or less accentuated water stress in the phases preceding the ripening of the grapes and good temperature excursions day and night. Precipitation, disordered and sometimes even of high intensity, is mainly concentrated in the autumn-winter months (maximum rainfall located between the end of October and the first ten days of December, with the month of November characterized by the highest values), while in the period between January and Beetle Rain is distributed in a slightly more homogeneous manner with comparable values, which decrease progressively from the first ten days of May, until reaching an absolute minimum between the first and third ten days of July, so much so that we can speak of a dryness as a rule prolonged in the spring and often accentuated in the summer months. An average annual rainfall value of around 750-800 mm, with a minimum of 19.5 mm in July (average figure) and a maximum of 115 mm in November (average figure), and an average annual temperature of 14 to 14.5 ° C; the index of Huglin stands between 2,300 and 2,500 units.
Summers are mostly dry and the conditions of aridity are accentuated by the winds that blow frequently from the third to the fourth quadrant; in particular, in the spring, winds from Scirocco and Libeccio blow, while in the summer the Mistral which, although it comes from the sea, is dry, effectively regulating the temperature; in winter, however, it is not uncommon for the Tramontana to blow, even violently.
A.2. Human factors relevant to the link.
The human factors linked to the production area, which by consolidated tradition have contributed to obtaining the wines of "Montecucco Sangiovese", are of fundamental importance. In this area, in fact, there are testimonies of the cultivation of the vine dating back to the Etruscan period - and that, through the centuries and the facts of the territory, of its inhabitants and its rulers, have come down to the present day.
Starting from the most distant ages, it can certainly be affirmed that the presence of viticulture in the Montecucco area dates back at least to the Etruscan era, as well as some finds found in the area of ​​Seggiano and Potentino, among which we note, in addition to tableware, also the traditional pithoi, containers details for the collection of the wine coming from the pressing of the grapes and from the presses, which were buried to the brim, near the presses, and the crushed grapes were collected there, which then fermented.
The subsequent Roman domination accentuated the tendency to improve winemaking techniques, which remained unsurpassed until the Middle Ages; of this historical period, are the documents kept in the monastic archives, to confirm the diffusion of the cultivation of the vine, which acquires particular importance as a colonizer, so much so that rulers and feudal lords recognized the need to grant other lands suitable for this crop, which had particular protection with special statutory statutes . On the occasion of the subdivision of feudal and municipal land, "land concessions in areas with a wine-growing vocation" were in fact explicitly indicated. In certain cases, as in Castel del Piano in the sixteenth century, the wine-growing activity could, in part or completely, replace the wages in money (Statutes of Castel del Piano), while in the area of ​​Montegiovi it ​​was fundamental for the sustenance of the populations that lived from work. of fields and woods (Piccinni, 1988).
In the report by Dr. Alfonso Ademollo to the parliamentary inquiry Iacini (1884), he clearly simulates the qualities of the wines produced in most of the areas of the territory of the province of Grosseto. Ademollo, in providing interesting information on the viticultural situation of the province, wrote as follows: "The vine has always fled, since the most remote ages, in the province of Grosseto. The varieties of vitaa known and cultivated are many, since it can be asserted that all the varieties of this precious prickle, even the exotic ones, grow well in our soil ... The pureda vines have some time extended and improved in their product, but nevertheless for this side the province of Grosseto would be capable of more, since the vine grows very well and offers precious and exquisite bunches in every part of the province, because we do not really have excessive hot or cold temperatures, [...] because wherever there are light, permeable, arid soils in the elevated parts, due to sands, rocks, volcanic debris and rocks ". Hence the categorical statement: "The province of Grosseto, for five sixths, has land suitable for viticulture". Speaking about the defects and the defects of the wine produced in the Ademollo area, it was expressed as follows: “The wine, this beneficial liquid that has so much importance in the public and private economy, as in the public and private health, is produced by our winemakers with ever-increasing progress and accuracy in each part of the province of Grosseto, both in the flat area and in the mountainous area, and for the goodness and quantity in some Municipalities, is of an important sale to the owners [...] ".
Already before 1900 the wines produced in the municipality of Castel del Piano were known, as can be seen from the results of the chemical analyzes carried out at the Agricultural Chemistry Institute of the University of Pisa (1895). More specifically, the production of one of these red wines included "Brunello", "Tintura di Spagna" and other white grapes.
The verbal testimonies of the descendants of the winemakers of the last century indicate some famous locations because they are capable of giving a higher quality wine, such as Lavigna di Campo Rombolo, the Poggetto vineyards, both located in the Poggi del Sasso (Scalabrelli et al. 2006).
In recent times, the recovery, identification and enhancement of local germplasm has become increasingly important in Tuscany, a region particularly rich in indigenous varieties, as demonstrated by the high number of vines registered in the Regional Register of Autochthonous Genetic Resources pursuant to regional law 50 / 97. And areas of particular interest are the areas that from an ampelographic point of view have not suffered interference and introduction of material during the last century, particularly after the phylloxeric invasion; this happens above all for some specific areas of Tuscany and in particular, in the Montecucco area, for those of Castel del Piano, Cinigiano and Seggiano, as shown by historical documents (Imberciadori, 1980, Balestracci, 1988; Piccinini, 1990; Scalabrelli, 1999; Ciuffoletti eNanni, 2002;) and recent surveys carried out in the area (Scalabrelli et al. 2006; Scalabrelli, 2007).
The richness of the ampelographic heritage is underlined by the finding of a series of local divitigni currently under study by the Universities of Florence and Pisa and by the creation of a special collection field in the locality of Poggi del Sasso but also by the discovery of a vineyard free of age of about 200 years, recently renamed "Museum Vineyard".
At the end of the 90s, however, the awareness of the wine supply chain that the Montecucco territory could aspire to the recognition of the denomination of controlled origin for the wines produced in the area became stronger, recognition that will be attributed with the ministerial decree of 30 July 1998 for the white and red wines of the "Montecucco" centered on the Sangiovese grape. The name "Montecucco Sangiovese" encompasses a wider area of ​​the Montecucco area, located in the municipality of Cinigiano, recognized in 1989 as Geographical Indication: the use of this name is justified by the fact that the wines produced in the area surrounding the aforementioned locality had demonstrated over the years have characteristics similar to the wines of the aforementioned GI, so as to be easily identified by consumers.
In the years following the recognition of the DOC, however, the work of cultural experimentation, and the good expression of the potential of the Sangiovese grape in the Montecucco area, exercised a stimulus to increase the plants with this variety both by local farmers and new entrepreneurs. , convincing the wine supply chain to better qualify the wines obtained in the area, extrapolating varietal "Sangiovese" latiology to recognize it as an independent and separate DOCG from the Montecucco denomination.
The incidence of human factors, throughout history, refers, in particular, to the precise definition of the following technical-production aspects, which form an integral part of the current production specification:
- ampelographic base of the vineyards: the grape variety suitable for the production of this wine is Sangiovese, at least 90% present, possibly accompanied by other varieties present among the complementary vines, such as Ciliegiolo, Canaiolonero, Colorino, Syrah, Alicante, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit verdot and Montepulciano;
- the forms of training, the planting layouts and the pruning systems which, even for new plants, are the traditional ones of the area, that is, simple odoppio Guyot, and spurred cordon, such as to pursue the best and rational arrangement on the surface of the vines; this is to facilitate the execution of cultivation operations with an increase in mechanization, and to manage the rational management of the foliage, allowing to obtain an adequate well exposed leaf surface and, at the same time, to pursue a containment of the yields of wine production within the set limits from the specification, compared to a minimum density of 3300 plants per hectare, which allows to obtain a good competition between plants (49 hl / ha for both the red type and the reserve);
- the practices relating to the elaboration of wines, which are those traditionally consolidated in the area for the vinification of still wines in red, suitably differentiated for the basic type and the Riserva type, referring to roughly structured ones, coming from grapes with a higher total minimanatural alcohol content (12.50% vol), characterized by a processing that involves
certain periods of aging in wooden barrels and refinement in the bottle obligatory.
B) Information on the quality or characteristics of the product essentially or exclusively attributable to the geographical environment The DOCG "Montecucco Sangiovese" refers to the "basic" Red types, and the "Riserva" conmention which, from an analytical and organoleptic point of view, have very characteristics evident and peculiar, described in article 6 of the specification, which allow a clear identification and typicalization linked to the geographical environment.
In particular, the wines have a modest acidity content (4.5 g / l).
The red wine has an intense ruby ​​red color, which fades to garnet in more mature wines such as those with the Reserve qualification, has delicate fruity aromas, with notes of small red fruits, while the flavor is harmonious, dry, slightly tannic; and in fact the production disciplinary provides, for this type, to be released for consumption only from April 1st of the second year following the harvest. In the typology that distinguishes the qualification "Riserva", the intensity of the aromatic profile increases and increases its complexity, amplitude and elegance, with hints of small fruits accompanied by evident spicy notes, and on the palate the sensation of length, body and volume is enlarged; these characteristics are directly influenced, in fact, by the higher natural gradation of the grapes, as well as by the refinement and aging of the wines, and it is for these reasons that the specification establishes a minimum natural grape content of 0.50% vol higher than the "base" type, a minimum aging of two years in wooden barrels and an aging in bottle for at least six months.
C) description of the causal interaction between the elements referred to in letter A) and those mentioned in letter B)
The hilly and foothill orography of the production area, the frank soils, rich in stone and skeleton deriving fundamentally from the breakdown of sandstone rocks, with or without the participation of limestone rocks, naturally drained from the wastewater by their origin and structure (mainly characterized from texture that varies from medium mixture to medium mixture-sandy and medium mixture-clayey cobblestone soil), the composition and nature of the soils themselves, characterized by a reaction mostly sub-alkaline or neutral, lacking in organic matter and nitrogen, well-equipped with assimilable phosphorus and moderately assimilable potassium, as a whole, therefore, with a supply of microelements and an optimal chemical-physical framework; unite a un clima mite ma al contempo sufficientemente piovoso, ventilato,caratterizzato da una significativa escursione termica giornaliera, rappresentano lecondizioni su cui i viticoltori nel corso della storia sono intervenuti con delle miratepratiche agronomiche e gestionali dei suoli e dei vigneti.
Più nel dettaglio questi hanno in pimis creato i propri impianti ricercando una proficuaesposizione al sole, e successivamente sono intervenuti con pratiche quali la potaturaverde, il diradamento dei grappoli, l’alta densità di impianto, ricercando al contempodelle basse rese produttive.
A questa gestione agronomica sono state affiancate delle cantine realizzate secondo ipiù moderni criteri tecnologici, per realizzare un prodotto di elevata qualità. Importantericordare ancora come sul territorio siano stati realizzati numerosi progetti di studioincentrati soprattutto sulla scoperta, la conservazione e lo studio di vitigni storici, chehanno visto impegnate sia le Istituzioni locali sia l’Università di Pisa.
Si può affermare come nel corso dei secoli, la coltivazione della vite abbia semprecostituito un’attività primaria nell’ambito dell’economia agricola del territorio delMontecucco; reperti affiorati, testi monasteriali e Statuti, inchieste parlamentari, studiuniversitari, vigneti secolari, dimostrano il forte legame esistente tra la vite e lepopolazioni ivi stanziate; legame che oggi trova la propria testimonianza nelle cantine, 10talune addirittura scavate nella roccia, presenti praticamente in tutti i paesi della zonaoppure nelle Sagre o nelle Feste dedicate alla Vendemmia o al Vino (quella di Cinigianoad esempio ha una storia di circa mezzo secolo).
Ed è appunto sul consolidato rapporto territorio-uva-viticoltori che si è sviluppato unpercorso che, partendo dal riconoscimento negli anni ’80 di due Indicazioni Geograficheha prima portato all’elevazione della tipologia Sangiovese a Denominazione di Origine(1998) ed oggi al riconoscimento del Disciplinare della Denominazione di OrigineControllata e Garantita “Montecucco Sangiovese” (DM 9 settembre 2011, in GU n 221del 22/09/2011), in cui si ritrova sia il sangiovese in versione “base” sia il Sangiovesecon menzione “Riserva”.

Article 10.
Inspection body
Valoritalia società per la certificazione delle qualità e delle produzioni vitivinicoleitaliane Srl
Via Piave, 24
00187 Roma RM
Tel: 0445 313088
Fax: 0445 313080
Mail: [email protected]
Valoritalia società per la certificazione delle qualità e delle produzioni vitivinicoleitaliane srl è l’organismo di controllo autorizzato dal Ministero delle Politiche agricolealimentari e forestali, ai sensi dell’articolo 13 del decreto legislativo n. 61/2010, cheeffettua la verifica annuale del rispetto delle disposizioni del presente disciplinare,conformemente all’art. 25, paragrafo 1, 1° capoverso, lettere a) e c), ed all’art. 26 delRegolamento CE n 607/2009, per i prodotti beneficianti della DOP, mediante unametodologia dei controlli sistematica nell’arco dell’intera filiera produttiva (viticoltura,elaborazione, confezionamento), conformemente al citato art. 25, paragrafo 1, 2°capoverso, lettera c).
In particolare tale verifica è espletata nel rispetto di un predeterminato piano deicontrolli, approvato dal citato Ministero, conforme al modello approvato col DM 2novembre 2010, pubblicato in GU n 271 del 19/11/2010 (Allegato 3), il quale prevede il100% del controllo documentale su tutti gli utilizzatori della filiera vitivinicola, ed uncontrollo di tipo ispettivo annuo, a campione, su una percentuale minima degliutilizzatori che può essere così sintetizzata:
- 15% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto viticoltore, inordine alla verifica della persistenza delle condizioni per l’idoneità alla Do dellasuperficie coltivata ed alla verifica del rispetto delle disposizioni di tipo agronomicoimpartite dal disciplinare; tale percentuale è comprensiva della verifica antevendemmia per accertare il rispetto della resa massima di uva/ettaro pari al 10% delleaziende;
- 10% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto centrointermediazione delle uve atte alla vinificazione, in ordine alla verifica dellacorrispondenza quantitativa del prodotto detenuto con riscontro ai relativi documentidi accompagnamento inerenti al trasporto uve ed ai registri di cantina, nonché allarispondenza ai requisiti previsti dal disciplinare di produzione.
- 15% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto vinificatore, inordine alla verifica della corrispondenza quantitativa del prodotto a DOP e atto aDOP detenuto con quanto annotato sui registri di carico e scarico e con quanto risultasui relativi documenti di accompagnamento, nonché della conformità delleoperazioni tecnologiche effettuate sui prodotti alle disposizioni impartite daldisciplinare.
- 7% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto vinificatore, conprelievo di campioni ai fini della verifica del titolo alcolometrico minimo previstoper la detenzione del prodotto in cantina nella relativa fase di elaborazione.
- 10% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto aziende di acquistovendita di vini sfusi atti a DOP o certificati DOP, in ordine alla verifica dellacorrispondenza quantitativa del prodotto detenuto con riscontro ai relativi documentidi accompagnamento inerenti al trasporto del vino ed ai registri di cantina.
- 20% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto imbottigliatore, inordine alla verifica della corrispondenza quantitativa del prodotto DOP e atto a DOPdetenuto con quanto annotato sui registri di carico e scarico e con quanto risulta suirelativi documenti di accompagnamento, nonché della corrispondenza quantitativadel prodotto detenuto e del corretto uso della denominazione di origine.
- 7% annuo a campione degli utilizzatori riconducibili al soggetto imbottigliatore, conprelievo di campioni da effettuarsi sul vino a DOP già confezionato per verificare lacorrispondenza del vino imbottigliato destinato al consumo con la certificazione diidoneità.
Inoltre il piano dei controlli prevede un controllo di tipo analitico sistematico sulprodotto atto a DOP detenuto dal soggetto vinificatore e/o dal soggetto identificabilecon le aziende di acquisto/vendita di vini sfusi atti a DOP o certificati DOP e/o dalsoggetto imbottigliatore, prima dell’immissione al consumo, che si realizza mediante ilprelievo di campioni da inoltrare alle Commissioni di degustazione ed a un laboratoriodi analisi autorizzato dal Ministero delle politiche agricole, alimentari e forestali per isuccessivi esami chimico fisici e organolettici e con la verifica della rispondenzaquantitativa dei prodotti detenuti.


Video: Wine-O-Pedia: Piedmont, Italy (May 2022).