by the Consortium
Since the 1960s, Italian wine production from controlled origins has been regulated by precise and exacting legislation, based on the Consortia for Protection of Denominations.
Doc and Docg wines are regulated by rigorous Disciplinary rules, a kind of identity card for both consumers and producers, where data for identification of the wine and its area of origin can be found. The Disciplinary rules, in fact, decide which grapes can be utilised for vinification, the exact area in which they can be cultivated, the maximum yield permitted per hectare and the quantity of wine that can be produced with it, the minimum period of ageing necessary, minimum percentages of alcohol allowed and the chemical and organoleptic characteristics necessary for each wine.
The Consortium for the Protection of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Roero, is entrusted with the management of five Docg wines and eight Doc wines by the Ministry of Agriculture. For each of these wines, the Consortium must ensure that the rules of the Disciplinary body are respected. The Consortium’s group of wines include the most traditional of Piedmont’s production, the boast of Langa and Roero throughout the wine-drinking world.
These wines are: Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Dogliani, Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba, Dolcetto di Diano, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi, Langhe and Verduno Pelaverga.