Moscato di Sardegna DOC

Moscato di Sardegna May be produced anywhere on the island of Sardegna (see map)
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1979
Vineyard Area: 206 ha / 509 acres (2014)
Production: 900 hl / 10,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Moscato
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (WhSw): Minimum 90% Moscato Bianco + OAWG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSpSw): Minimum 90% Moscato Bianco; maximum 10% other aromatic white grapes
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • da Uve Stramature (Vendemmia Tardiva; WhSw): Minimum 90% Moscato Bianco + OAWG
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 90% Moscato Bianco + OAWG

Subzones:

  • Gallura (Spumante only)
  • Tempio Pausania or Tempio (Spumante only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum level of 272 g/l (27.2%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 8.0% for Spumante (11.5% potential); 12.0% for Bianco (14.0% potential); 12.0% for da Uve Stramature (15.0% potential); 12.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: 50–95 g/l (5.0–9.5%) for Spumante
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum approx. 1 month (ERD = October 15, V); for Bianco, minimum approx. 6 months (ERD = March 1, V+1); for da Uve Stramature and Passito, minimum approx. 5–6 months (ERD = July 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 11/30/2011