Freisa di Chieri DOC

Freisa di Chieri See Piemonte (northern area) map, ref #13
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1973
Vineyard Area: 84 ha / 207 acres (2014)
Production: 1,190 hl / 13,200 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Freisa
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdSw, RdFr): Minimum 90% Freisa + OANRG
  • Superiore (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (RdSp, RdSpSw): Minimum 90% Freisa + OANRG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum vineyard elevation: 180 m (590 ft)
  • Spumante is fermented in pressurized tanks or autoclaves (Charmat/Martinotti method)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 6.0% for Spumante (8.0% maximum; 11.0% potential); 7.0% for Rosso dolce (11.0% potential); 11.0% for Rosso secco; 12.0% for Rosso with vineyard designation and for Superiore; 12.5% for Superiore with vineyard designation
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may range from brut to dolce
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 1 year, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013