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Italian Authorities Expand Famous Barolo Vineyard

Mitch Frank
Issue: December 31, 2013

A name can mean a lot when it comes to vineyards. When the vineyard in question—Cannubi—is arguably the most historic in Barolo, there's money, history and local pride at stake. Italy's Council of State ruled on Oct. 3 that wines sourced from four vineyards neighboring Cannubi can now use that vineyard's name on the label, a decision that effectively enlarges Cannubi from 37 acres of vines to 84. While the ruling marks a victory for one of Barolo's larger wineries, Marchesi di Barolo, it has angered 11 producers who own parcels within the original vineyard boundaries. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank reports.

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