Piedmont is first region to take advantage of new CMO reforms

According to a report published this week by WineNews.it, Piedmont will become the first Italian region to take advantage of new Common Market Organization reforms that allow EU members states to utilize winemaking byproducts that were previously destined for mandatory distillation. With a decree signed on September 11, Italian agriculture minister Luca Zaia approved Piedmont’s plan to utilize wine lees and wine must for soil conditioning and for energy production. The ministerial decree extends eligibility not only to winemakers producing between 25 and 100 hectoliters of wine or wine must but also to those producing between 101 and 1,000 hectoliters, provided that they vinify 66% percent of their total crop.

For some background information on CMO reforms for wine, visit this page hosted by the EUBusiness portal.

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