There is no stopping the Italians these days in terms of the numbers of wines being recognized with a DOCG and DOC designation.
On April 21, just in time for the Easter holiday, three new DOCG and DOC wines were confirmed.
They are ‘Frascati Superiore’ , ‘Cannellino di Frascati’ and Montecucco Sangiovese for the DOCG or Denominazione d’origine controllata e garantita.
As well as ‘Roma’, ‘Maremma Toscana’, and ‘Falanghina del Sannio’ for the Denominazione d’Origine Controllata or DOC designation.
I for one am very happy. Frascati and especially Cannellino are very close to my heart as my dear friend Teresa lives in that area of Lazio and I have many fond memories of eating ciambelle (donuts) with Cannellino. Montecuoco, and Maremma Toscana are of course also close to me in that my first and third Italian lives are Tuscan to the core and the Falanghina del Sannio is something that I have been learning about in recent years at Vinitaly.
For a complete list of the DOCG’s, check out an entry On the Wine Trail in Italy. No one writes wine posts like Alfonso, the IWG.
Today is a holiday in Italy, Pasquetta. Everyone is generally having a big lunch somewhere “fuori porta” or out of town. I have many fond memories of Easter in Italy and Pasquetta.