Alta Langa DOCG

Alta Langa See Piemonte (Langhe area) map, ref #11

180654971-Langhe hills and vineyards

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2002; became a DOCG in 2011
Vineyard Area: 77 ha / 190 acres (2014)
Production: 2,330 hl / 25,900 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Pinot Nero
Styles and Wine Composition:
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 90% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Nero + OANG
  • Rosato Spumante (RoSp): Minimum 90% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Nero + OANG
  • Riserva (Spumante, Rosato Spumante)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum vineyard elevation: 250 m (820 ft)
  • Spumante wines must undergo a second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5%
  • Residual sugar: From brut nature (zero dosage) to extra dry
  • Aging: For Spumante and Rosato Spumante, minimum 30 months (ERD approx. April 1, V+3); for Riserva, minimum 36 months (ERD approx. October 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 10/13/2014