Carso / Carso-Kras DOC

Carso See Friuli–Venezia Giulia map, ref #2
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1985
Vineyard Area: 57 ha / 141 acres (2014)
Production: 2,015 hl / 22,400 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Glera, Malvasia, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Vitovska
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Refosco, Terrano
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Traminer (Wh): Minimum 85% Gewürztraminer + OANWG
  • Glera (Wh): Minimum 85% Glera + OANWG
  • Malvasia (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia Istriana + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
  • Vitouska (Wh): Minimum 85% Vitouska + OANWG
  • Riserva (Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Vitouska)
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 70% Terrano + OARG
  • Rosso from the Classico subzone only (Rd): Minimum 85% Terrano + OANRG
  • Cabernet Franc (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Refosco + OANRG
  • Terrano (Rd): Minimum 85% Terrano + OANRG
  • Riserva (Rosso, Merlot, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Terrano)

Subzone:

  • Classico, from the communes of Duino-Aurisina, Monrupino, Sgonico, and Trieste only

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Glera and Terrano; 11.0% for Terrano Riserva; 11.5% for all varietals except Glera and Terrano; 12.0% for all riservas except Terrano Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso and varietals, minimum approx. 4–5 months (ERD = March 1, V+1); for white riservas, minimum 20 months (ERD = July 1, V+2); for red riservas, minimum 24 months, including 12 months in barrel and 5 months in bottle (ERD = April 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011