Malvasia di Bosa DOC

Malvasia di Bosa See Sardegna map, ref #8
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1972
Vineyard Area: 15 ha / 36 acres (2014)
Production: 140 hl / 1,570 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Malvasia
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (WhSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia di Sardegna + OAWG
  • Riserva (Bianco—can be dry as well as sweet)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSpSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia + OAWG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 272 g/l (27.2%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 9.5% for Spumante (12.0% potential); 13.0% for Bianco (15.0% potential); 13.0% for Riserva (15.5% potential); 14.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from demisec to dolce
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum approx. 1–2 months (ERD = November 1, V); for Bianco, minimum approx. 3–4 months (ERD = March 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 2–4 months (ERD = April 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011