Cesanese del Piglio / Piglio DOCG

Cesanese del Piglio See Lazio map, ref #2
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1973; became a DOCG in 2008
Vineyard Area: 95 ha / 234 acres (2015)
Production: 4,520 hl / 50,200 cases (2016)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cesanese
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Minimum 90% Cesanese (Comune and/or di Affile) + OAG
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Superiore Riserva (Rosso)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 12.0% for Rosso; 13.0% for Superiore; 14.0% for Superiore Riserva
  • Aging: For Rosso, minimum approx. 4 months (ERD = February 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum approx. 18 months (ERD = July 1, V+1); for Superiore Riserva, minimum 20 months, including 6 months in bottle (ERD approx. June 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 03/07/2014