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Carignano del Sulcis DOC

Region: Sardegna

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1977

Vineyard Area: 248 ha / 613 acres (2019)

Production: 16,900 hl / 188,100 cases (5-year average)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso)
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Riserva (Rosso)
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): Minimum 85% Carignano + OANRG

Significant Production Rules

  • For Passito, grapes must be air-dried to achieve a minimum sugar level of 270 g/l (27.0%) and can be pressed only between October 10, V, and March 31, V+1
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.5% for Rosato and Novello; 12.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Riserva; 13.0% for Superiore; 14.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Maximum 6 g/l (0.6%) for Novello; minimum 50 g/l (5.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 40 days in bottle (ERD approx. January 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum 6 months, including 3 months in bottle (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Superiore and Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 6 months in bottle (ERD = January 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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