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Italy’s first white wine DOCG

Albana grapes

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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Maurizio Broggi

BY Maurizio Broggi

Native Italian, DWS and Certified Sommelier. Wine Scholar Guild's Education Director for Italy. Creator of the Italian Wine Scholar study & certification program

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