Colli Piacentini: new specifications

With the official approvation of last August, were formally adopted the new provisions concerning the production and classification of wines with origin denomination (Doc) in the province of Piacenza.
Following these changes, more substantive changes relate to the names of our wines and the introduction of the acronym DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) and IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) to replace the old DOC and IGT, this change affects only certain types of wine.
Gutturnio and Ortrugo wines were extrapolated from the disciplinary "Colli Piacentini" to ensure greater protection of products at European level, and from now will have a separate discipline; was also redesigned the specification for the Vin Santo di Vigoleno.
All other types of wines are rather to compliance with the specification for the DOC "Colli Piacentini", albeit with slight modifications. For IGT now become IGP, Valtidone and Terre di Veleja, has introduced an obligation to do the winemaking only in the area of production. Gutturnio is reclassified as such in DOP Gutturnio Frizzante (fizzy), Superiore, Riserva, while "Classic" (for areas that are allowed in Piacenza that name) remains the possibility of indicating on the label next to the words Classico Superiore, Riserva. In the new specification of Ortrugo confirm the frizzante, fermo (still) and spumante (sparkling) wine by adding to the latter category of Brut.
The new specification for the DOC "Colli Piacentini" thus covers all other types of wine already in origin, with minor changes in the specification itself and will still be referred to as Doc Colli Piacentini followed by one of the following statements:

  • Monterosso Val d'Arda (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Trebbianino Trebbia (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Valnure (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Malvasia (also in frizzante, spumante and passito)
  • Pinot Grigio (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Pinot Nero (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Sauvignon (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Chardonnay (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Vin Santo
  • Vin Santo Vigoleno
  • Bonarda (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Barbera (also in frizzante e spumante)
  • Novello