Dating back just five years, the Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC Consortium is already having a positive impact – and it had a strong presence at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022
The Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC Consortium, founded in 2017, has strengthened the presence of this grape variety in international markets, a trend reinforced by Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022.
Indeed, 96% of production belonging to the DOC is sold in international markets, key ones of which include Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom.
“We created the Consortium in 2017, to ensure the quality of the production, guaranteeing the origin and stricter analytical analysis. It’s in order to ensure the values are good for everybody, for every part of the production chain,” said Nazareno Vicenzi, representative of the DOC, at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022.
Wineries producing wines from the DOC were out in force at the show, among them Allegrini, Piera, Seiterre and Villa Sandi. Others present included Astoria, Botter, GIV, Moltelvini, Pasqua and La Marca.
When it was created in 2017, the Pino Grigio delle Venezie DOC Consortium replaced an existing Typical Geographical Indication (IGT).
Each wine has to pass through the tasting commissions of professional oenologists and its identity is guaranteed thanks to a government seal. Scents and flavours vary, but the easy-drinking characteristics and freshness are common to all.
Thanks to the creation of the DOC, there has been a reduction in yields per hectare to guarantee quality.
The DOC covers three wines – Pinot Grigio Frizzante, Pinot Grigio Spumante and Bianco – produced from 27,000 hectares of Pinot Grigio vineyards in the Trentino autonomous province and the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.
A grape variety grown widely around the world, Pinot Grigio is found in Italy in a diverse range of terroirs stretching from the Dolomites and Lake Garda to the lagoon of Venice, where the winemaking tradition stretches back 2,500 years.