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Barolo vineyards get UNESCO world heritage status

The vineyard landscape of Piedmont, Langhe-Roero and Monferrato join Bordeaux's Saint Emillion and 1,006 sites on UNESCO's elite group of cultural and natural sites with World Heritage Status. The vineyards in the Italian Piedmont region produce Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Part of the regions submission was that Vine Pollen has been found in the area dating back from the 5th Century BC and was seen as one of the best vine growing areas in Italy during the Roman Empire. Interestingly Champagne and Burgundy are still awaiting confirmation of their World Heritage status.