|Comune di Controguerra|
Church of Madonna delle Grazie.
|Frazioni||Commenda, Mattonelle, Piano del Tronto, Pignotto, San Giovanni, San Giuseppe Lavoratore, Santa Croce, Taiano|
|• Mayor||Franco Carletta|
|• Total||22.82 km2 (8.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||267 m (876 ft)|
|Population (30 June 2017)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||San Benedetto|
|Saint day||21 March|
Controguerra is noted for the Italian DOC wine produced in the hills and a valley near the comune. The area produces a wide variety of wine styles including, red, white, passito and spumante. Grape harvest are limited to yields of 14 tonnes/ha. The red wines of Controguerra are made predominantly of Montepulciano (at least 60%) with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon permitted up to 15% of the blend and other local varieties permitted up to 25%. Whites wines are composed of 60% Trebbiano and at least 15% Passerina with other local varieties permitted up to 25%. Sparkling Spumante wines are composed of at least 60% Trebbiano, at least 30% blend of Chardonnay, Verdicchio and Pecorino with other varieties permitted up to 10%. Finished red wines are required to have at least 12% alcohol and finished whites a minimum of 11%.
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