EU to give recognition to Turin’s Vermouth Geographical Indication

Nov 22, 2019 330

The European Union has just given the green light to the recognition of “Vermouth di Torino” Geographical Indication. The European Commission has completed the evaluation of the technical file for this geographical indication and, in the coming months the specification of this historic aromatised wine from Turin, usually drunk as an aperitif, will be fully applied. The Vermouth Institute has 18 producers and the process of obtaining the GI has lasted 20 years.

In March 2017, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture accepted the Piedmont Region’s request and recognized the Geographical Indication. “The goal – explains Roberto Bava, president of the protection Consortium – was to place Vermouth on top of the quality ranking, also protecting its characteristics of origin from the field to the bottle. We wanted to create a product specification that would distinguish it from other aromatised wines.”

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