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Home 3rd April 2011 - Italian Wine DOCG News - Now up to "59"
3rd April 2011 - Italian Wine DOCG News - Now up to "59"

Here is the list Alfonso Cevola published in his recent post @ On the Wine Trail in Italy 
Alfonso Cevola: There is not enough coffee or amaro to make sense of the Byzantine arrangement that the Italian government has devised to anoint the latest DOCG wines in Italy. Back rooms, mind reading, herding cats, I have tried all techniques, and I know this will be an incomplete task. Someone will find something under a rock, in a river, inside a plastic bag at the bottom of the ocean. If you do, send it along and we will check it out, find a way to make sense of an ordering that has pretty must lost any significance. But like fantasy baseball, it does keep me off the streets in the darkest hours. So I guess one could say this quest to discern all the known DOCG wines of Italy has saved my life. That said, your guess is as good as mine, or Carnac the Magnificent’s. The envelope please:

The Newly Anointed "10"

*DOCG Aglianico del Taburno

*DOCG Offida

DOCG “Piave Malanotte” o “Malanotte del Piave”
DOCG "Lison", (a name derived from the historical DOC Lison-Pramaggiore)
DOCG “Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio”

DOCG- Erbaluce di Caluso
DOCG - Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato
DOCG – Alta Langa
DOCG - Dolcetto Diano d'Alba

DOCG - Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale

Still waiting at the altar
· Montepulciano d' Abruzzo Casauria (or “Terre di Casauria”)
· Prosecco di Prosecco (political appointment for the town of Prosecco in Friuli)

So with ten (10) cats a herded, that would make the magic number, at this point in time and space a total of 59 (*with the proviso that the two in asterisks have not yet been published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale, so they are awaiting their "official" notification, which is somewhere down in the "administrative" queue) ...listing after the break


Complete (Provisional) Listing of Italian DOCG Wines (as of March 2011) : 59

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

Basilicata (1)
Aglianico del Vulture

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

Emilia Romagna (1)
Albana di Romagna

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

Lazio (1)
Cesanese del Piglio

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

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

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

Sardegna (1)
Vermentino di Gallura

Sicilia (1)
Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Toscana (8)
Brunello di Montalcino
Chianti Classico
Elba Aleatico Passito
Morellino di Scansano
Vernaccia di S.Gimignano
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Umbria (2)
Montefalco Sagrantino
Torgiano Rosso Riserva

Veneto (10)
Bardolino Superiore
Recioto di Gambellara
Recioto di Soave
Soave Superiore
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Asolo Prosecco Superior
Amarone della Valpolicella” and “Recioto della Valpolicella”
Piave Malanotte (or Malanotte del Piave) (new)
Lison (new)
Colli Euganei Fiori d’Arancio (new)


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