In the Italian market the word "novello" (that is "young")  is almost unknown. Nevertheless, it is recognised by law and attributed to a specific wine category, with the following caracteristics:

  • they are bottled by 31 December of the year in which the grape harvest occurred;
  • they must be produced by fermentation with carbon maceration, for at least 40% of the total production;
  • the minimum alcoholic strength may not be less than 11%;
  • the maximum limit for residual sugars must not exceed 10 g/l.
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