Some DOCG appellations in Piedmont have announced new plantings. Accordingly, the region's vineyard area is to grow by 622 hectares by 2025. Already this year, new vineyards in the Langhe will be planted with Nebbiolo. In December, the regional government approved 66 hectares for Barolo and 21 hectares for Barbaresco. New plantings of Moscato Bianco for Asti DOCG are also planned. As part of the "Three-Year Programme 2022-2024", the consortium led by President Lorenzo Barbero has applied to the Piedmont region for another 300 hectares of Moscato Bianco. The vineyard area for the white wine Gavi DOCG, on the other hand, will grow by 15 hectares.
The consortium of the sparkling wine Alta Langa DOCG had also announced at the end of December 2022 an increase of the cultivation area by 220 hectares for the three-year period 2023 to 2025. Demand for Piedmont's Metodo Classico has been increasing significantly for several years. "We have come a long way in recent years. Just ten years ago there were twelve Alta Langa producers. Year after year, our turnover has grown by double-digit percentages", said Mariacristina Castelletta, president of the Consorzio Alta Langa DOCG. By 2025, the Alta Langa appellation should have a total of 597 hectares of vineyards.
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