Bianco di Custoza / Custoza DOC

Bianco di Custoza See Veneto map, ref #5
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1971
Vineyard Area: 1,345 ha / 3,322 acres (2014)
Production: 93,125 hl / 1,034,700 cases (2014)
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 10–45% Trebbiano Toscano; 20–40% Garganega; 5–30% Friulano (locally Trebbianello); maximum 30% Cortese (locally Bianca Fernanda); maximum 30% Chardonnay, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, and/or Welschriesling
  • Superiore (Bianco)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): 10–45% Trebbiano Toscano; 20–40% Garganega; 5–30% Friulano; maximum 30% Cortese; maximum 30% Chardonnay, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, and/or Welschriesling
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): 10–45% Trebbiano Toscano; 20–40% Garganega; 5–30% Friulano; maximum 30% Cortese; maximum 30% Chardonnay, Malvasia, Manzoni Bianco, Pinot Bianco, and/or Welschriesling

Significant Production Rules:
  • After harvest, grapes for Passito must be dried to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 13.0%
  • Spumante may be made by Metodo Classico (wines undergo second fermentation in bottles) or the Charmat (aka Martinotti) method (fermented in pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for Spumante; 12.0% for Passito (15.0% potential); 12.5% for Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 7 g/l (0.7%) for Bianco; Spumante can range from brut to dry
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 5 months (ERD = April 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 1 year (ERD = September 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011