Canelli is Officially a «DOCG»

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Canelli is Officially a "DOCG"

Canelli is Officially a «DOCG»

The Journal of the European Union Publishes Regulation Recognizing the DOP

The Journal of the European Union published the regulation of the European Commission (2023/1327) that recognizes «Canelli,» the cradle of Moscato d’Asti among the protected designations of origin, therefore officially enclosing it in the DOCG denomination. The recognition pertains only to grapes grown from the Moscato Bianco vines located in the 17 municipalities around the Canelli sub-area, a crossing point between Langhe and Monferrato.

For the vice president of Consorzio dell’Asti DOCG, Flavio Giacomo Scagliola: «This is a particularly significant recognition for Canelli, one of the flagship places of Piedmont’s quality viticulture and in particular of Moscato d’Asti DOCG. It is a fundamental element for the socio-economic growth of an area increasingly suited to wine tourism. The next step of the process involves the assignment of the monitoring organization, which will therefore soon see Consorzio dell’Asti protect Canelli DOCG together with Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti DOCG.»

An area with still unexpressed potential, the Asti DOCG today counts a production of over 100 million bottles. The first Spumante Metodo Classico was born in Canelli in 1865 with Carlo Gancia, the forerunner of Asti Spumante. Aromatic, sweet, with a slight overpressure and a low alcohol content, the cru Canelli DOCG will be placed on the market with the Riserva type not before 30 months of aging and refining.

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