Riccagioia di Torrazza Coste (PV) - The members' meeting of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese which produce the Oltrepò Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico appellation, meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Gallini Hall of Riccagioia in Torrazza Coste, approved the modification of the DOCG specification.
The approved changes include changing the name of the appellation to "Oltrepò DOCG Metodo Classico," manual harvesting of the grapes, and the inclusion of the Riserva type with at least 48 months on the lees.
"Yesterday the territory in an Assembly characterized by a calm and constructive atmosphere, approved important changes for the future of the denomination at the top of the quality pyramid dell’Oltrepò. We will immediately start working to implement the members' requests and be able to send, as soon as possible, to Regione Lombardia the necessary documentation for approval by the Region, Masaf and the European Commission." explains Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese director Carlo Veronese.
"A very good signal. We need to move in the direction of increasing the value of products, making them recognizable and identifying a territory. - added Fabio Rolfi, councillor for Agriculture, Food and Green Systems at Regione Lombardia - We know the difficulties of a sector that, like others, is suffering from rising production costs, but we have positive economic signals on sales and exports. This is why we need a path of valorization that can translate into wealth for the whole territory dell’Oltrepò and its attractiveness, but also into profitability for businesses."
Comment from the president of Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese, Gilda Fugazza: "An important step forward in the sign of the unity of our sector that in recent years has worked hard to find common solutions, we are not yet perfect but we are consistent and attentive to the needs of a complex world conditioned by many factors, I think of climate change, I think of the economic situation of general uncertainty. This very technical work is the result of a journey that starts from afar, from the Tables dedicated to Denominations and is in fact not yet finished. As president of a Consorzio I hope that in the future the bureaucracy that conditions the "good" practices of the world of viticulture and not only, will be streamlined and above all will be more connected to the needs of actuality heavily conditioned by variables that impose on us true resilience and ability to deal with the unexpected."
the press release HERE