Tag: Wine Laws

DOC Count Up to 332

Posted March 3, 2014 The playing field of Italian wine denominations was remarkably quiet for two years after the riotous commotion that led up to the shift of control over wine legislation from Rome to the European Community (see related article). However, a slow simmer of activity returned last year with an increasing number of […]

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Chianti Classico Gran Selezione — Now Official

Posted February 17, 2014 The anticipated new premium level for the wines of Chianti Classico DOCG — Gran Selezione (Great Selection) — has cleared its final hurdle and is now officially part of the Chianti Classico portfolio. Gran Selezione is a new classification above Riserva, made using grapes harvested only from the winery’s own vineyards, […]

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Will We See the 74th DOCG Soon?

Posted January 23, 2014 [Note: Nizza DOCG was approved as of December 2014, making it the 74th DOCG; others have been added since.—ed.] Proposed Nizza DOCG Moves Forward After two years of utter calm, there may be some stirrings of activity in the list of denominations in Italy. If the wine growers in the area […]

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