Latium (Lazio) gets its first DOCG, Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Italy’s Comitato Nazionale per la Tutela dei Vini (National Committee for the Protection of Wines) has approved Latium’s first DOCG or Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita (Appellation of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin): Cesanese del Piglio and Cesanese del Piglio Superiore, and a Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva (Reserve), which requires 18 months aging before release. As soon as the new appellation regulations are published in Italy’s Gazzetta Ufficiale (Official Journal), Latium winemakers will be allowed to begin production.

The Cesanese del Piglio DOC was created in 1973 and, according to Paolo Perinelli, president of the producers association, there are 85 growers and 20 wineries who will now be able to produce the DOCG.

Cesanese del Piglio is an indigenous red grape of Latium and is known for its aromatic character and often spicy notes.

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