The Rubino di Cantavenna PDO is reserved exclusively for Red wine.
The production area of Rubino di Cantavenna PDO is within the entire territory of the municipalities of Gabiano, including the district of Cantavenna, Moncestino and Villamiroglio and the territories of the ex-Municipality of Castel S. Pietro Monferrato, today incorporated within the territory of the Municipality of Camino, in the Province of Alessandria, in the Piedmont region.
Red: 75-90% Barbara, max. 25%, individually or combined, Grignolino and Freisa.
Description of product typologies
Rubino di Cantavenna PDO has a clear ruby-red colour with garnet highlights; the nose offers fruity notes of woodland fruit, from blackcurrant to blueberry, followed by more intense fragrances reminiscent of liquorice and leather; it is smooth, full-bodied, velvety and juicy on the palate, with fruity notes and a slightly almondy finish.The vinification processes of Rubino di Cantavenna PDO wines, including mandatory aging, must be carried out within the production area. Grapes destined for the vinification of Rubino di Cantavenna PDO wines must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 11%. Rubino di Cantavenna PDO wines cannot be made available for consumption before December 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced. It is mandatory that the year of production is displayed on the label in the presentation and design of Rubino di Cantavenna PDO wines.