Erbaluce di Caluso / Caluso DOCG

Erbaluce di Caluso See Piemonte (northern area) map, ref #11
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1967; became a DOCG in 2010
Vineyard Area: 188 ha / 465 acres (2014)
Production: 7,400 hl / 82,200 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Erbaluce
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): 100% Erbaluce
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): 100% Erbaluce
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): 100% Erbaluce
  • Riserva (Passito)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Vineyard elevation: Minimum 200 m (660 ft); maximum 500 m (1,640 ft)
  • Spumante wines must undergo a second fermentation in bottles (Metodo Classico)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Bianco; 11.5% for Spumante; approx. 12.5% for Passito (17.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 12 g/l (1.2%) for Spumante; minimum 70 g/l (7.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum 15 months on the lees (ERD approx. January 1, V+2); for Passito, minimum 36 months (ERD = November 1, V+3); for Passito Riserva, minimum 48 months (ERD = November 1, V+4)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014