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Freisa d’Asti DOC

Region: Piemonte

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1972

Vineyard Area: 144 ha / 356 acres (2018)

Production: 4,510 hl / 50,110 cases (2018)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd, RdSw, RdFrSw): 100% Freisa
  • Superiore (Rosso)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (RdSpSw): 100% Freisa

Significant Production Rules

  • Spumante is fermented in pressurized tanks or autoclaves (Charmat/Martinotti method)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 11.0% for Rosso and Spumante; 11.5% for Superiore
  • Residual sugar: Spumante may range from extra dry to abboccato (demisec)
  • Aging: For Superiore, minimum 1 year (ERD = November 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

07/12/2013

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