Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC

Region: Piemonte


History: Established as a DOC in 1970

Vineyard Area: 656 ha / 1,620 acres (2021)

Production: 25,200 hl / 280,100 cases (2022)

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Rosso (Rd): 100% Nebbiolo
  • Superiore (Rosso)
  • Spumante Rosé (RoSp, RoSpSw): 100% Nebbiolo
  • Spumante (RdSp, RdSpSw): 100% Nebbiolo

Significant Production Rules

  • Maximum vineyard elevation: 650 m (2,130 ft)
  • Spumante and Spumante Rosé may be made by either the Metodo Classico (wines undergo second fermentation in bottles) or the Charmat (aka Martinotti) method (fermented in pressurized tanks)
  • Minimum alcohol level: (Add 0.5% if a vineyard is named on the label) 11.5% for Spumante and Spumante Rosé; 12.0% for Rosso; 12.5% for Superiore
  • Aging: For Spumante and Spumante Rosé, minimum 6 months (ERD = May 1, V+1); for Rosso, 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:


crossmenuchevron-downcross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram