Barolo and its cru all’italiana

Many Barolo producers have a tradition of indicating a specific vineyard on the bottle. In Italy this is called Cru all’Italiana or singolo vigneto. However, this is in no way regulated by laws or regulations. This is about to change if the regional committee for DOCG Barolo has its way. The intention is to delimit and define the vineyards (borders, names, etc) that can be indicated on the label. If, that is, the Italian parliament gives it green light to the plan. Then, the only thing that remains is to agree on the details locally…

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