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Provinces of

Piedmont

North
Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Central
Turin
Vercelli
Biella
Novara

South
Cuneo
Allessandria
Asti

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DOCG of

Piedmont

There are 17 altogether

AA - 5B - 3D - E - 3G - N - RR

Alta Langa DOCG

Asti DOCG

Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG

Barbera d'Asti DOCG
has 2 sub-zones:
Colli Astiani - Tinella

Barbaresco DOCG

Barolo DOCG

Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG

Dogliani DOCG

Dolcetto di Diana d'Alba DOCG

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG

Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG

Gattinara DOCG

Ghemme DOCG

Gavi DOCG

Nizza DOCG
​(formerly a sub-zone of Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Roero DOCG

Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

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Alta Langa DOCG

(Spk!)

Sparkling Only!!
Bianco  - Rosato
Riserva (both)

90% min combined:
Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

~71.5 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~

Normale
*30 months min aging

Riserva
**36 months min aging

4

Asti DOCG

(Spk-W!)

White Only!!
Spumante - Metodo Classico
Moscato d'Asti - 
Moscato d'Asti VT

100% Moscato Bianco

Asti (Spumante)
~75 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~
{6-9.5% actual}

~secondary ferment is Charmant method~

Asti "Metodo Classico"
~60 hl/ha~
~12% min ABV~
{6-8% actual}

*9 months minimum on lees

Moscato d'Asti
~75 hl/ha~
~11% min ABV~
{4.5-6.5% actual}

-no second ferment required-

2 bars maximum pressure

Moscato d'Asti Vedemmia Tardiva
~45 hl/ha~
~14% min ABV~
{11% actual}

*1 Year min aging from date of harvest

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Barbera d'Asti DOCG

(Rd!)

Rosso Only!!
Normale - Superiore
Colli Astiani - Tinella


Barbera d'Asti DOCG
90% min Barbera
10% Max: Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto

~68 hl/ha~
~12% min ABV~

(60 hl/ha for single vineyard)

*4 months min from 11/1


Barbera d'Asti Superiore

~68 hl/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*14 months min aging from 11/1


Sub-Zone
Colli Astiani - Tinella

~49 hl/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months min aging from 10/1.
**6 months min in wood.

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Sub Zones of

Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG

CaT

Colli Astiani (Astiano)

Tinella

Note:
-the Nizza sub-zone was upgraded to its own DOCG in 2014

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Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG

Colli Astiani
(sub-zone)

~49 hl/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months min aging from 10/1.

**6 months min in wood.

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Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG

Tinella
(sub-zone)

~49 hl/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*24 months min aging from 10/1.

**6 months min in wood

9

Nizza DOCG

Rosso - Rosso w/ Vigna
Riserva

100% Barbera

~49 hl/ha~
~7 tons/ha~

Rosso
~13% min ABV~

*18 months min aging from 1/1
**6 months min in wood

Rosso Riserva
*30 months min aging from 1/1
**12 months min in wood

Rosso (or Riserva) w/ Vigna
​~13.5% min ABV~

Note:
-Formerly a sub-zone of Barbera d'Asti DOCG
--upgraded to its own on 2014
-Manual harvesting is required

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Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!

85% min Barbera

~68 hl/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*14 months from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood

Single vineyard is:
~60 hl/ha~

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Brachetto d'Acui DOCG

(Rd, Spk, Pas)

Rosso - Rosso Spumante - Passito

97% Brachetto

Rosso
~56 hl/ha~
~11.5% min ABV~
{5% actual}

2 bars Max pressure


Rosso Spumante
~56 hl/ha~
~12% min ABV~
{6% actual}

Must be Traditional or Charmant Method


Passito
~36 hl/ha~
~16% min ABV~
{11% actual}

*released until 10/1 on the year following harvest

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Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore - **single vineyard

100% Dolcetto

*1 year min aging from 10/15.
*released 11/1 on year after harvest.

Normale
~8 tons/ha~
~(7.2 for sngl vnyd)~
~12% min ABV~

Superiore
~7 tons/ha~
~(6.3 for sngl vnyd)~
~13% min ABV~

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Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Superiore - **single vineyard

100% Dolcetto

Normale
~8 tons/ha~
~(7.2 for sngl vnyd)~
~11.5% min ABV~

*released 1/1 year following harvest

Superiore
~8 tons/ha
~(7.2 for sngl vnyd)~
~12% min ABV~
~(12.5% for sngl vnyd)~

*released 9/1 on the year following harvest

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Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Superiore - Riserva - *single vineyard

100% Dolcetto

Superiore
~49 hl/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*12 months min aging from 11/1

Riserva
~49 hl/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*24 months min aging from 11/1

Single Vineyard
~42 hl/ha~
~13% min ABV~

*20 months min aging from 11/1

15

Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG

(W, Spk, Pst)

Bianco - Spumante
 Passito - Passito Riserva

100% Erbaluce

~11 tons/ha~

White
~11% min ABV~

Spumante
Metodo Classico only!!

~11.5% min ABV~

*15 months min on lees

Passito
~17% min ABV~

*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

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Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
(bianco)

Bianco - Spumante
Passito - Passito Riserva

100% Erbaluce

~11 tons/ha~

White
~11% min ABV~

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Spumante
Metodo Classico only!!

~11.5% min ABV~

*15 months min on lees

Passito
~17% min ABV~

*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

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Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
(spumante)

White - Spumante
Passito - Passito Riserva

100% Erbaluce

~11 tons/ha~

Spumante
Metodo Classico only!!

~11.5% min ABV~

*15 months min on lees

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White
~11% min ABV~

Passito
~17% min ABV~

*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

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Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG
(passito & passito riserva)

White - Spumante
Passito - Passito Riserva

100% Erbaluce

~11 tons/ha~

Passito
~17% min ABV~

*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

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White
~11% min ABV~

Spumante
Metodo Classico only!!

~11.5% min ABV~

*15 months min on lees

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Gattinara DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Riserva

90% min Spanna
(aka: Nebbiolo)

10% Max combined:
Bonarda di Gattinara, Vespolina (max 4%)

~7.5 tons/ha~

Normale
~12.5% min ABV~

*3 years min aging from 12/1.
**1 year min in wood

Riserva
~13% min ABV~

*4 years min aging from 12/1.
**2 years min in wood.

Note:
- Travaglini makes that famous stupidly shaped bottle. (pictured)

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Ghemme DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - Riserva

75% min Spanna

25% Max combined:
Vesponlina, Uva Rara

~8 tons/ha~
(3kg Max per vine)

Normale
~12% min ABV~

*3 years aging from 11/1.
**20 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

Riserva
~12.5% min ABV~

*4 years min aging from 11/1.
**25 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

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Gavi DOCG

(W, Frz, Spk)

Bianco - Bianco Riserva
Frizzante - Spumante
 Metodo Classico Riserva

100% Cortese

Bianco - Frizante - Spumante
~9.5 tons/ha~
~10.5% min ABV~

(Bianco may show "slight" wood)

Riserva
~6.5 tons/ha~
~11% min ABV~

Metodo Classico Riserva
*2 years min aging from 10/15.
**18 months on lees.

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Roero DOCG

(Rd, W, Spk)

Bianco - Spumante
Rosso - Rosso Riserva

Rosso
95% Nebbiolo

~8 tons/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

*20 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.
*released 7/1

Rosso Riserva
*32 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.
*released 7/1

Bianco - Spumante
95% Arneis

~10 tons/ha~
~11% min ABV~
~(11.5% for Spumante)~

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Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG

(Rd!)

Red Only!!
Normale - *single vineyard

90% min Ruche

~9 tons/ha~
~12.5% min ABV~

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What are the aging requirement of

Alta Langa DOCG?
(normale)

Normale
*30 months min aging
(for total production method)

==========

Riserva
*36 months min aging
(for total production method)

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What are the aging requirement of

Alta Langa DOCG?
(riserva)

Riserva
*36 months min aging
(for total production method)

==========

Normale
*30 months min aging
(for total production method)

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What are the 3 Dolcetto DOCG?

What are their aging requirements each?

[All are pretty much 1 year]
{Only Ovada has extra requirements}

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Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG
*1 year min aging from 10/15
(released 11/1 year after harvest)
------------------------------

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG
*1 year min aging from 1/1
------------------------------

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG
*1 year min aging from 11/1

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG - Single Vnyd
*20 months min aging from 11/1

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG Riserva
(only one with a Riserva)
*2 year min aging from 11/1

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What are the aging requirements of

Dolcetto di Dogliani DOCG?

*1 year min aging from 10/15

28

What are the aging requirements of

Dolcetto di Diano DOCG?

*1 year min aging from 1/1

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What are the aging requirements of

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG?
(normale)

Superiore
*12 months min aging from 11/1

==========

Riserva
*24 months min aging from 11/1

Single Vineyard
*20 months min aging from 11/1

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What are the aging requirements of

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG?
(riserva)

Riserva
*24 months min aging from 11/1

==========

Superiore
*12 months min aging from 11/1

Single Vineyard
*20 months min aging from 11/1

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What are the aging requirements of

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore DOCG?
(single vineyard)

Single Vineyard
*20 months min aging from 11/1

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Superiore
*12 months min aging from 11/1

Riserva
*24 months min aging from 11/1

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What is the aging requirement of

Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG?
(passito)

Passito
*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

==========

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

33

What is the aging requirement of

Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG?
(passito riserva)

Passito Riserva
*48 months min aging from 11/1

==========

Passito
*36 months min aging from 11/1

70 g/l minimum RS

34

What is the minimum aging of

Gattinara DOCG?
(normale)

Normale
*3 years min aging from 12/1.
**1 year min in wood

==========

Riserva
*4 years min aging from 12/1.
**2 years min in wood.

35

What is the minimum aging of

Gattinara DOCG?
(riserva)

Riserva
*4 years min aging from 12/1.
**2 years min in wood.

==========

Normale
*3 years min aging from 12/1.
**1 year min in wood

36

What is the minimum aging of

Ghemme DOCG?
(normale)

Normale
*3 years aging from 11/1.
**20 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

==========

Riserva
*4 years min aging from 11/1.
**25 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

37

What is the minimum aging of

Ghemme DOCG?
(riserva)

Riserva
*4 years min aging from 11/1.
**25 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

==========

Normale
*3 years aging from 11/1.
**20 months min in wood
**9 months min in bottle.

38

What is the aging requirement of

Gavi DOCG?
(Metodo Classico Riserva)

*2 years min aging from 10/15.

**18 months on lees.

39

What is the aging requirement of

Roero DOCG?
(rosso 'normale')

Rosso Normale
*20 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.

==========

Rosso Riserva
*32 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.

40

What is the aging requirement of

Roero DOCG?
(rosso riserva)

Rosso Riserva
*32 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.

==========

Rosso Normale
*20 months min aging from 11/1.
**6 months min in wood.

41

What are the aging requirements of

Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG?

*14 months min aging from 11/1

**6 months min in wood

42

What are the aging requirements of

Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
(normale)

Normale
*4 months min from 11/1

==========

Superiore
*14 months min aging from 11/1

Colli Astiani
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

Tinella
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

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What are the aging requirements of

Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
(superiore)

Superiore
*14 months min aging from 11/1

==========

Normale
*4 months min from 11/1

Colli Astiani
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

Tinella
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

44

What are the aging requirements of

Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
(colli astiani)

Colli Astiani
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

==========

Normale
*4 months min from 11/1

Superiore
*14 months min aging from 11/1

Tinella
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

45

What are the aging requirements of

Barbera d'Asti DOCG?
(tinella)

Tinella
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

==========

Normale
*4 months min from 11/1

Superiore
*14 months min aging from 11/1

Colli Astiani
*24 months min aging from 10/1. 
**6 months min in wood.

46

What are the aging requirements of

Nizza DOCG?
(normale)

Rosso
*18 months min aging from 1/1
**6 months min in wood

==========

Rosso Riserva
*30 months min aging from 1/1
**12 months min in wood

47

What are the aging requirements of

Nizza DOCG?
(riserva)

Rosso Riserva
*30 months min aging from 1/1
**12 months min in wood

==========

Rosso
*18 months min aging from 1/1
**6 months min in wood

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