Langhe DOC

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Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1994
Vineyard Area: 1,371 ha / 3,386 acres (2014)
Production: 123,000 hl / 1,367,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Arneis, Chardonnay, Favorita, Nascetta, Riesling, Rossese Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Freisa, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic white grapes
  • Arneis (Wh): Minimum 85% Arneis + OANWG
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Favorita (Wh): Minimum 85% Favorita + OANWG
  • Nascetta (Wh): Minimum 85% Nascetta + OANWG
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling + OANWG
  • Rossese Bianco (Wh): Minimum 85% Rossese Bianco + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro, RoSw): Minimum 60% Barbera, Dolcetto, and/or Nebbiolo + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic red grapes
  • Barbera (Rd): Minimum 85% Barbera + OANRG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OANRG
  • Dolcetto (Rd): Minimum 85% Dolcetto + OANRG
  • Freisa (Rd, RdFr, RdSw, RdFrSw): Minimum 85% Freisa + OANRG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OANRG
  • Nebbiolo (Rd, RdSw): Minimum 85% Nebbiolo + OANRG
  • Pinot Nero (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OANRG
  • Novello (Dolcetto)
  • Riserva (Rosso)
186999301-Langhe hills and vineyardsDESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito Bianco (WhSw): Minimum 60% Arneis, Chardonnay, Nascetta, and/or Riesling + OANWG
  • Passito Arneis (WhSw): Minimum 85% Arneis + OANWG
  • Passito Nascetta from subzone Nascetta del Comune di Novello only (WhSw): 100% Nascetta
  • Passito Rosso (RdSw): Minimum 85% Barbera, Dolcetto, and/or Nebbiolo + OANRG

Subzone:

  • Nascetta (or Nas-cëtta) del Comune di Novello (Nascetta and Passito Nascetta only): 100% Nascetta

Significant Production Rules:
  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 800 m (2,625 ft)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco, Arneis, Chardonnay, and Favorita; 10.5% for Passito Bianco (15.5% potential); 11.0% for Rosso, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Novello; 11.0% for Passito Arneis (15.5% potential); 11.5% for Nascetta, Riesling, Rossese Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, and Pinot Nero; 11.5% for Passito Rosso (16.0% potential); 12.0% for Nascetta del Comune di Novello (12.5% if a vineyard is named); 12.0% for Nascetta del Comune di Novello Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Aging: For Nascetta del Comune di Novello, minimum 5 months (ERD = April 20, V+1); for all Passito versions, minimum 10 months (ERD = September 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013