Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti / Malvasia di Casorzo / Casorzo DOC

See Piemonte (Asti area) map, ref #12
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1968
Vineyard Area: 54 ha / 133 acres (2017)
Production: 4,200 hl / 46,700 cases (2017)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Malvasia Nera
Styles and Wine Composition:
ROSATO WINES
  • Cerasuolo (RoSw): Minimum 90% Malvasia Nera + OAG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (RdSw): Minimum 90% Malvasia Nera (di Casorzo) + OAG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (RoSpSw): Minimum 90% Malvasia Nera + OAG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): Minimum 90% Malvasia Nera + OAG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.0%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 4.5% for Rosso (10.5% potential); 6.5% for Spumante (11.0% potential); 10.0% for Passito (15.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 50 g/l (5.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/12/2013