Carignano del Sulcis DOC

Carignano del Sulcis See Sardegna map, ref #6
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1977
Vineyard Area: 310 ha / 766 acres (2014)
Production: 12,060 hl / 134,000 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Carignano
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Passito, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) and can be pressed only between October 10, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Rosato and Novello; 12.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva; 13.0% for Superiore; 14.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 6 g/l (0.6%) for Novello; minimum 50 g/l (5.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 40 days in bottle (ERD approx. January 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum 6 months, including 3 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Superiore and Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in bottle (ERD = January 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011