Screw or Cork It? Italy can now choose
Italy joined the highly-charged wine industry debate on closures as authorities, for the first time, will allow synthetic corks and screwcaps to be used on higher quality DOC and DOCG wines. Nomacorc, the world's second biggest wine closure producer, is rubbing its' hands together with an additional 30% of the Italian market now opening up to them.
Caldirola, producer of Barbera D'Asti, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Chianti among others, confirmed it is interested in taking advantage of the new rule. Silvia Fiorentini, marketing manager for the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, said individual denominations will still have the final say on closures.