By virtue of recent production regulations, the new Italian DOC dedicated to Pinot Grigio will potentially regroup more than 400 million bottles, bring together two regions, Veneto and Friuli-Veneto Giulia and the province of Trento (essentially, northeastern Italy).
Currently, the production of Pinot Grigio in the Triveneto area represents 85% of the national production of this wine and 43% of global production, with about 2 million hectoliters (260 million bottles), spread over more than 20,000 acres: about 11 500 hectares in Veneto, 6,000 in Friuli-Veneto Giulia and 2 800 in the province of Trento.
Pinot Grigrio represents the 4th grape variety cultivated in Italy, with a significant growth over the last 5 years of 144%. The new Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC will include the production of all Pinot grigio del Triveneto DOC, while retaining territorial characteristics of each area.
The designation of origin “delle Venezie”, followed by the specific varietal Pinot Grigio, is reserved for wines produced from grapes from vineyards composed of at least 85% Pinot Grigio; to complet them, it can be grapes from Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Müller Thurgau, Garganega, Verduzzo (friulano and/or Treviso) and Tocai friulano varietals, alone or jointly.
Wines from the new DOC Delle Venezia will be available as of 2017 and will be recognizable by the special logo printed on each of the bottles produced!