It is one of the Denominations that grows the most in Tuscany with a + 16% *, in a region that is confirmed in excellent health with double-digit increase
It touches 7 million bottles and exceeds, for the first time, 50 thousand hectoliters; drive the Vermentino – which today represents almost 30% of the total bottled production – and the Rosso – with a good impact of the new Rosso Riserva type -, while the Ciliegiolo is also growing
Grosseto, January 2022 – The 2021 of the DOC Maremma Toscana ends very positively, which in the last year reached almost 7 million bottles, exceeding 51,000 hectoliters bottled. “I am happy to be able to see that, despite the particular historical moment, Maremma is one of the most dynamic Appellations of Tuscany, growing by 16% against an average – generally very positive – of the other Tuscan PDOs of 10%, driven by the two main types – the Rosso and the Vermentino – followed by the Ciliegiolo which is a peculiarity of our territory ”explains Francesco Mazzei, president of the Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana. “Obviously the market rewards the quality work done by our producers in an uncontaminated area thanks to the vast presence of woods and forests and thanks to the absence of industry where sustainability is a natural condition”, adds Mazzei.
The Rosso della DOC is growing strongly and, thanks also to the introduction of the Riserva, records a + 33% and represents about 1/3 of the appellation, another 30% is given by Vermentino which continues to be the numerically most important variety, also interesting the 22% increase of a native vine such as Ciliegiolo which consolidates the fourth place among the most bottled types.
“The orientation of our Denomination seems to me to be well defined, the numbers confirm it” comments Mazzei. “Alongside the Rosso DOC Maremma Toscana we are increasingly establishing ourselves as a land of great white wines thanks to Vermentino – a wine of great pleasure that proves to be complex and long-lived – which is increasingly appreciated by the markets”.
This year, presumably in spring, the third edition of the Vermentino Grand Prix will be held, an event dedicated to the deepening of the vine and its different interpretations among the producers of the DOC. “Our Members are working well and I am convinced that in 2022 we will do even better – if the general situation allows it – with the initiatives we have planned, from the Previews of Tuscany where we will be the leader for the L ‘Altra Toscana event which involves ten Consortia, to international trade fairs, up to the Vermentino Grand Prix and events designed for the trade and for enthusiasts on the national territory ”, concludes Mazzei.
The 2021 harvest proved to be one of the qualitatively very interesting vintages even if with lower quantities due to climatic events and the Consortium, with its 317 associated companies, is preparing to bring wines with excellent potential to the national and international markets.