Solopaca

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Solopaca
Comune
Comune di Solopaca
Solopaca is located in Italy
Solopaca
Solopaca
Location of Solopaca in Italy
Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°33′E / 41.183°N 14.550°E / 41.183; 14.550Coordinates: 41°11′N 14°33′E / 41.183°N 14.550°E / 41.183; 14.550
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Province of Benevento (BN)
Area
 • Total 31.0 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 4,134
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 82036
Dialing code 0824

Solopaca is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 45 km northeast of Naples and about 20 km northwest of Benevento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,134 and an area of 31.0 km².[1]

Solopaca borders the following municipalities: Castelvenere, Frasso Telesino, Guardia Sanframondi, Melizzano, Telese Terme, Vitulano.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Solopaca DOC[edit]

Italian wine, both red and white, under the Solopaca DOC appellation comes from this area in the hillside vineyards along the Calore river. Grapes destined for DOC production must be harvested to a maximum yield of 13 tonnes/hectare for red grape varieties and 15 tonnes/ha for white grape varieties. The finished wines need to be fermented to a minimum alcohol level of 11.5% for reds and 12% for whites.[2]

Red Solopaca wine is a blend of 45-60% Sangiovese, 10-20% Aglianico, 20-25% Piedirosso and/or Sciascinoso and up to 10% of other local red grape varieties permitted to fill in the remainder of the blend. The white wines are produced from 50-70% Trebbiano, 20-40% Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia Toscana and/or Coda di Volpe with other local white grape varieties permitted up to 10%.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b P. Saunders Wine Label Language pg 204 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X