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1

What are the three subzones in Asti DOCG for Moscato d'Asti production? Which is the only permitted for Moscato d'Asti Vendemmia Tardiva?

Canelli
Strevi
Santa Vittoria d'Alba

Santa Vittoria d'Alba is permitted for Vendemmia Tardiva production

2

What are the grape requirements for Asti DOCG?

100% Moscato Bianco

3

What is another name for the Charmat method used in Asti?

Martinotti Method

4

What method is used to produce Asti DOCG Spumante wines?

Charmat or Traditional Method (Metodo Classico)

Asti Spumante will be Charmat
Asti Spumante Metodo Classico will be Traditional Method

5

What are the aging requirements for Moscato d'Asti Vendemmia Tardiva? Requirements for grapes? Chaptalization?

Must be aged for at least one year from the date of the harvest.

Grapes must be partially dried prior to fermentation

Chaptalization is forbidden

6

When was the Asti DOCG established? When were subzones established?

DOCG established in 1993

Subzones established in 2011

7

Moscato d'Asti is considered frizzante in style. What is the maximum pressure that these wines may exhibit in bottle?

2atm

8

How many months on the lees must Asti "Metodo Classico" spend prior to release?

min. 9 months

9

What communes may Asti DOCG be produced in?

Asti (principally)
Cuneo
Alessandria

10

What communes may Alta Langa DOCG be produced in?

Asti
Cuneo
Alessandria

11

What are the grape requirements for Alta Langa DOCG?

Min 90% Combined Pinot Noir and/or Chardonnay

Max 10% other non-aromatic grapes suitable for cultivation in Piedmont.

12

What style of wine are produced in Alta Langa DOCG?

Spumante
Spumante Riserva
Spumante Rosato
Spumante Rosato Riserva

13

Are Alta Langa DOCG wines NV or Vintage?

All are Vintage as they must be by law vintage-dated.

14

What are the aging requirements for Alta Langa Spumante? Spumante Riserva?

Spumante: min 30 months
Spumante Riserva: min 36 months

15

Are Alta Langa DOCG wines produced by Charmat or Traditional Method? Is Transversage permitted?

Traditional Method (Metodo Classico)

Yes, Transversage is permitted.

16

What commune is Barbaresco produced in?

Cuneo

17

What are the three most widely used clones of Nebbiolo for Barbaresco?

Michet
Rosé
Lampià

18

What is the term for geographic designation/subzone/or cru for Barbaresco production? Single vineyard?

"menzioni geografiche aggiuntive"

"vigna" = single vineyard

19

If a bottle is labeled with "vigna" what % of the grapes must come from there?

100%

20

When were subzones/crus legally recognized for Barbaresco production?

2007

21

What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco (normale)? Release?

Minimum 26 months from November 1 of the harvest year (min 9 months in wood)

May not be released until January 1 of third year following harvest

22

What are the aging requirements for Barbaresco Riserva?

Min 50 months from November 1 of the the harvest year (min 9 months in wood)

May not be released until January 1 of the fifth year following harvest.

23

Vineyards must not have what orientation to qualify for Barbaresco production?

Vineyards with full north exposure are not allowed for the production of Barbaresco.

24

What is the largest Cru in Barbaresco?

Ovello

25

When was the Barbera d'Asti DOCG established?

2008

26

What are the grape requirements for Barbera d'Asti DOCG?

90-100% Barbera with combined max 10% Freisa, Grignolino, and/or Dolcetto

27

What are the three designations of Barbera d'Asti (all still)?

Barbera d'Asti

Barbera d'Asti Superiore

Barbera d'Asti Superiore con indicazione della sottozona (with indication of subzone)

28

What are the two subzones of Barbera d'Asti?

Tinella

Colli Astiani (Astiano)

29

What are the aging requirements for Barbera Asti DOCG? Superiore? What about for Superiore with subzones?

Barbera d'Asti: 4 months from November 1 of the harvest year

Barbera d'Asti Superiore: 14 months from November 1 of the harvest year, including 6 months in oak

Tinella Superiore and Colli Astiani (Astiano) Superiore: 24 months from October 1 of the harvest year, including 6 months in wood and 6 months in bottle.

30

What provinces is Barbera d'Asti DOCG produced in?

Asti (principally)
Alessandria