Etna - a change in the rules
3 May 2011 by Walter Speller
This is the second in the series of articles by Walter Speller on Sicily, Italian wine's hotspot, that we are publishing all this week. Following on from Etna - should it be DOCG? is Sicilia DOC? And Brand Nero d'Avola , and Etna's endangered yeasts , complemented by tasting notes in Sicilia en primeur 2011 and Some Etna classics. As I observed in Etna - should it be DOCG? , the quality of Etna wines is nowadays generally so high that the region is a prime candidate for promotion to DOCG level. However, the original, very loosely formulated 1968 DOC regulations were clearly not drawn up with quality in mind. The permitted...

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