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Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC

Region: Abruzzo

Synopsis

Region:

History: Formerly part of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC; established as a separate DOC in 2010

Vineyard Area: 1,028 ha / 2,539 acres (2019)

Production: 60,000 hl / 665,000 cases (5-year average)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

ROSATO WINES
  • Rosato (Ro): Minimum 85% Montepulciano + OANRG
  • Superiore (Rosato)

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 500 m (1,640 ft), except up to 600 m (1,970 ft) for south-facing vineyards
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Rosato; 12.5% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Rosato, minimum approx. 2–3 months (ERD = January 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum approx. 4–5 months (ERD = March 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

12/22/2014

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