Casauria DOCG (proposed)

Region: Abruzzo



History: Currently a subzone of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, proposed in March 2023 to become a separate DOCG

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Montepulciano + OANRG
  • Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft) generally, 600 m (1,970 ft) for vineyards with southern exposure
  • Minimum alcohol level: 13.0% for Rosso; 13.5% for Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum 18 months (ERD = May 1, V+2); for Riserva, minimum 24 months (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Abruzzo Map

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