Romagna Albana DOCG

Romagna Albana See Emilia Romagna map, ref #1
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1967; became a DOCG as Albana di Romagna in 1987; name changed to Romagna Albana in 2011
Vineyard Area: 296 ha / 731 acres (2014)
Production: 4,140 hl / 46,000 cases (2014)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Albana
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 95% Albana + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 95% Albana + OAWG
  • Riserva (Passito)

Significant Production Rules:
  • For Passito and Passito Riserva, grapes may be dried on the vine and harvested once they reach a minimum sugar level of 284 g/l (28.4%)
  • If grapes for Passito and Passito Riserva are harvested below the required sugar level, they must be air-dried to achieve the minimum sugar level of 284 g/l (28.4%); the drying period may last as long as March 30, V+1
  • Passito Riserva must be affected by botrytis
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Bianco secco; 12.5% (potential) for Bianco amabile and Bianco dolce; 17.0% (potential) for Passito; 24.0% (potential) for Passito Riserva
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 70 g/l (7.0%) for Bianco dolce
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 5–10 months (ERD = September 1, V+1); for Passito Riserva, minimum approx. 8–13 months (ERD = December 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 05/31/2016