Emilia-Romagna’s Romagna Albana DOCG holds the claim to that distinction. This was Emilia-Romagna’s first DOCG, and more controversially, Italy’s first white DOCG.
The award of DOCG status in 1987 was largely disputed since the appellation was not widely known outside Romagna, and it was not considered (by most) to be worthy of such distinction. Since then, producers have worked very hard to prove that the wine was indeed DOCG-worthy.
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