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Malvasia di Bosa DOC

Region: Sardegna

Synopsis

History: Established as a DOC in 1972

Vineyard Area: 7 ha / 17 acres (2018)

Production: 188 hl / 2,090 cases (2018)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (WhSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia di Sardegna + OAWG
  • Riserva (Bianco—can be dry as well as sweet)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSpSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia + OAWG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (WhSw): Minimum 95% Malvasia + OAWG

Significant Production Rules

  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum sugar level of 272 g/l (27.2%)
  • Minimum alcohol level: 9.5% for Spumante (12.0% potential); 13.0% for Bianco (15.0% potential); 13.0% for Riserva (15.5% potential); 14.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from demisec to dolce
  • Aging: For Spumante, minimum approx. 1–2 months (ERD = November 1, V); for Bianco, minimum approx. 3–4 months (ERD = March 1, V+1); for Passito, minimum approx. 2–4 months (ERD = April 1, V+1); for Riserva, minimum 2 years, including 1 year in barrel (ERD = November 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification:

11/30/2011

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