Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco

Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco is a sweet, sparkling, red or rosé DOC dessert wine produced in the Italian province of Asti from the Malvasia di Schierano grape variety with the optional addition of up to 15% Freisa.

Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco
Wine region
Year established1973
Part ofPiemonte
Size of planted vineyards46 hectares (110 acres)[1]
Varietals producedMalvasia di Schierano, Freisa
Wine produced2,070 hl[1]

The wine is cherry red in colour with an aroma typical of the grape and ‘reminiscent of dog roses and scents of red berries.’[2] The flavour is sweet and aromatic with characteristic tannins. It is made in both lightly (frizzante) and fully sparkling (spumante) versions; the regulations also permit it to be made as a still wine.

Production zoneEdit

The production regulations require that the grapes are grown on the hills within the borders of the following communes of the Province of Asti: Albugnano, Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Passerano Marmorito, Pino d’Asti, Berzano di San Pietro and Moncucco Torinese. The wine itself is preferably made in the same area, however vinification is allowed elsewhere in the Province of Asti and the wine is currently produced also in wineries in Cocconato and Calosso.

Production volumesEdit

Year Vines (ha) Wine (hl)
1997 68 4,241
1998 75 4,749
1999 71 4,101
2000 76 4,225
2001 74 4,616
2002 66 3,495
2003 63 3,100
2004 63 4,084


  1. ^ a b "Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco DOC". Italian Wine Central. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ Consorzio Tutela Vini d’Asti e del Monferrato