Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo See Abruzzo map, ref #6
Region:
History: Formerly part of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC; established as a separate DOC in 2010
Vineyard Area: 608 ha / 1,502 acres (2014)
Production: 35,650 hl / 396,000 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Montepulciano
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 85% Montepulciano + OANRG
  • Superiore (Rosato)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft), except up to 600 m (1,970 ft) for south-facing vineyards
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Rosato; 12.5% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Rosato, minimum approx. 2–3 months (ERD = January 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum approx. 4–5 months (ERD = March 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 12/22/2014