Monferrato DOC

Monferrato See Piemonte (Monferrato area) map, ref #10
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1994
Vineyard Area: 768 ha / 1,897 acres (2017)
Production: 41,990 hl / 466,600 cases (2017)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Cortese
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Freisa, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic white grapes
  • Cortese from subzone Casalese only (Wh): Minimum 85% Cortese + OANWG
ROSATO WINES
  • Chiaretto or Ciaret (Ro, Rd): Minimum 85% Barbera, Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Freisa, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, and/or Pinot Nero + OANG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of authorized nonaromatic red grapes
  • Dolcetto (Rd): Minimum 85% Dolcetto + OANRG
  • Freisa (Rd): Minimum 85% Freisa + OANRG
  • Nebbiolo (Rd): Minimum 90% Nebbiolo + OANRG
  • Novello (Rosso, Dolcetto, Freisa)
  • Superiore (Nebbiolo)

Subzone:

  • Casalese (Cortese only)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.0% for Bianco; 10.5% for Casalese Cortese and Chiaretto; 11.0% for Rosso, Dolcetto, Freisa, and Novello; 12.0% for Nebbiolo; 12.5% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Nebbiolo, minimum 12 months (ERD = November 1, V+1); for Superiore, minimum 18 months, including 6 months in barrel (ERD = May 1, V+2)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 06/07/2019