Over 80 labels on display in Verona to tell one of the most dynamic Denominations in Tuscany (+ 16% in 2021).
Interest is growing for Vermentino – which today accounts for almost 30% of the total bottled production -, good for Rosso – with a good impact of the new Rosso Riserva type – and Ciliegiolo.
Grosseto, April 2022_The Tuscan Maremma Wines Protection Consortium will once again be the protagonist at Vinitaly – with a renovated space of 100 square meters – to explain the growth of the large and varied DOC. From 10 to 13 April in Verona in an institutional stand (Pad 9 Stand B16) there will be 83 wine labels produced by 48 companies in the supply chain that invite international operators and journalists to discover the best of the DOC Maremma Toscana.
2021 closed well, with almost 7 million bottles exceeding the 51,000 hectoliters bottled for the first time, in 2022 we returned to attend with several important events to give visibility to the Consortium companies. “We are carrying out with enthusiasm and with good results a project to enhance the Denomination and increase awareness among sector operators on the great potential of
this innovative Tuscany of wine that has a lot to tell and where biodiversity is truly the absolute protagonist “explains the President of the Consortium, Francesco Mazzei, and continues:” This edition of Vinitaly, after two years, sees us as protagonists with a very large space. to underline the excellent performance of the DOC; we will propose to the experts a path that will see indigenous vines as protagonists including Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Alicante, Ansonica and Vermentino together with international ones, among which Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet franc stand out. “.
In fact, the market is rewarding the quality work done by producers in this area where the large amount of woods and forests and the absence of industry make sustainability a natural condition: the Maremma Toscana DOC has grown by 16% against an average – generally very positive – 10% of the other Tuscan PDOs, driven by the two main types – Rosso and Vermentino – followed by Ciliegiolo which is a peculiarity of the territory.
“The Rosso della DOC, thanks also to the introduction of the Riserva, records a + 33% and represents about 1/3 of the denomination, another 30% is given by Vermentino which continues to be the numerically most important variety, also interesting the 22% increase in a native vine such as Ciliegiolo which consolidates the fourth place among the most bottled types ”, says Mazzei.
The orientation of the Denomination is therefore well defined: alongside the Rosso DOC Maremma Toscana, the area is increasingly establishing itself as a land of great white wines thanks to Vermentino. The Top Ten of the third edition of the Vermentino Grand Prix, to which a special space will be dedicated during the fair, confirms also this year a trend that is consolidating among producers, namely the vinification in purity of Vermentino. A choice that well represents the desire to characterize its production by enhancing the particularities that the grape variety expresses in this specific area and in the different terroirs; a significant fact is also the strong preference – on the part of the jury – towards more complex and mature wines which underlines the great personality of this wine, not only in the fresh and easy to drink version, but also in more important versions with processes more complex vinification.