Sunday, April 24, 2011

Italian Wine DOCG Update - We Have Risen to "63"

From the "Let my people go" dept...

It is that time of the year, when they roll out Charlton Heston and the 10 Commandments epic. Kind of an American ritual, to sit around the TV and watch the pageant of Moses and Ramses and all the comings and goings of 3,000 years ago. I have come to think of Charlton Heston as one the most iconic Biblical Hollywood figures, and he weighs in often on these posts. So in commemoration of that and the 3 (or is it just 2?) new DOCG’s we are rolling back the Red Sea with these new proclamations from the DOCG on high. We're up to "63" and counting...

Buona Pasqua!



Moses weighs in

Montecucco and the gemelli, Frascati Superiore and Canellino di Frascati 

Sorry the info, at this time, is only in Italian
Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG
Frascati Superiore* **
Canellino di Frascati DOCG* **

Skeptics think it is only 2 DOCG's , not 3
*Note: I am not convinced that there are two DOCG's for Frascati. If anyone has factual data, proof or information to corroborate one way or another please comment here - I am looking for factual proof not anecdotal rumors. For now I am listing them as separate ( as in the cases of Verdicchio and Prosecco) Thanks - AC

** Thanks to James Koch who has led me to this article where the agricultural chairman Francesco Battistoni said, "There are three DOCG vineyards of Latium." Thanks, James! -AC

All the ones that have made it through thus far:


Complete (Provisional) Listing of Italian DOCG Wines (as of April 2011) :63

Abruzzo (1)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo "Colline Teramane"

Basilicata (1)
Aglianico del Vulture Superiore

Campania (4)
Fiano di Avellino
Greco di Tufo
Taurasi
Aglianico del Taburno (new)

Emilia Romagna (1)
Albana di Romagna

Friuli-Venezia Giulia (2)
Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit (including Picolit Cialla)
Ramandolo

Lazio (2) (3)
Cesanese del Piglio
Frascati Superiore (new)
Canellino di Frascati(new)

Lombardia (5)
Franciacorta
Oltrepo Pavese
Sforzato della Valtellina
Valtellina Superiore
Moscato di Scanzo

Marche (5)
Conero
Vernaccia di Serrapetrona
Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva
Offida (new)

Piemonte (16)
Asti spumante - Moscato d'Asti
Barbaresco
Barbera d'Asti
Barbera del Monferrato Superiore
Barolo (Chinato, as well, falls under this DOCG)
Brachetto D'Acqui (or Acqui)
Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore (or Dogliani)
Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore
Gattinara
Gavi (or Cortese di Gavi)
Ghemme
Roero (Rosso & Bianco)
Erbaluce di Caluso (new)
Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato (new)
Alta Langa (new)
Dolcetto Diano d'Alba (new)

Apulia ~ now in "the club" (1)
Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale (new)

Sardegna (1)
Vermentino di Gallura

Sicilia (1)
Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Toscana (9)
Brunello di Montalcino
Carmignano
Chianti
Chianti Classico
Elba Aleatico Passito
Montecucco Sangiovese (new)
Morellino di Scansano
Vernaccia di S.Gimignano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano


Umbria (2)
Montefalco Sagrantino
Torgiano Rosso Riserva

Veneto (11)
Bardolino Superiore
Recioto di Gambellara
Recioto di Soave
Soave Superiore
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Asolo Prosecco Superior
Amarone della Valpolicella
Recioto della Valpolicella
Piave Malanotte (or Malanotte del Piave) (new)
Lison (new)
Colli Euganei Fiori d’Arancio (new)

to be continued....





7 comments:

Valerie said...

Love this.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Montecucco.

Auguri & Buona Pasqua...

Do Bianchi said...

It seems to me that the Cannellino DOCG should stand alone since it is an entirely different category (now a late harvest although once a noble rot wine).

If I'm not mistaken, the ones you do not consider distinct DOCGs are those where geography (i.e., subzone) is the only distinction...

what do you think, Ace?

Alfonso Cevola said...

Thanks to James Koch who has led me to this article where the agricultural chairman Francesco Battistoni said, "There are three DOCG vineyards of Latium."Thanks, James!

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Mark said...

And remember, GOD is DOCG spelled backwards (well, almost).

Italian Wine Blog said...

How can a person keep up!

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