Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Latest Italian Wine DOCG Update - Italian Double Holiday Reveals Two More - Making it "65"

from the "when the going gets weird, the weird turn DOCG" dept...

I can barely keep up with it. Can you imagine the Italian government and the overworked apparatchiks at the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana trying to make sense of a law that in 18 months will be meaningless? Monday April 25, it seems, was a double-headed holiday. With Italians celebrating both Liberation Day and Pasquetta, they're running a little behind in the official announcement dept.

There have been insightful and sapient peregrinations on the web about the antediluvian DOC/G system. I tend to agree. It has become a theater of the absurd. But so very entertaining, in the way only a Latin culture can provide.

None the less, duty calls, so now let us welcome the two new members of the DOCG club:

Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto - see article 8

Rosazzo - still searching for the "official announcement" for the DOCG from the GOVT

Current list after the break

Complete (Provisional) Listing of Italian DOCG Wines (as of April 27 2011) : 65

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

Basilicata (1)
Aglianico del Vulture Superiore

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

Emilia Romagna (2)
Albana di Romagna
Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto (new) - now Albana wont be so alone after a generation waiting at the altar.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia (3)
Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit (including Picolit Cialla- still considered "1" DOCG - Not "2")
Rosazzo - (new) Non c'e Rosazzo senza spine

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

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

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

Piemonte (16)
Asti spumante - Moscato d'Asti
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
Gavi (or Cortese di Gavi)
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
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 confused continued....

With thanks to all my friends for setting me upright and back on course.


Michele Connors said...

Wow! Who knew. Must find me these two wines. Thanks again, Alfonso for all your hard work on this project.

Italian Wine Blog said...

You know, yours, in English, is about the only up to date info on this subject and it's really appreiciated.

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