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Vino da Tavola (VdT)

Finally, with Revised Wine Law no. 164 of 1992, the highly confusing fact was that the ordinary Italian table wine, Vino da Tavola (VdT), was able to measure with the biggest wines in the country - and in the world, for that matter.

In other words, the lowest level in the classification pyramid also became the smallest in terms of quality in comparison with the others. With the new law, wines under VdT now consisted of bottles of wine without mentioning the grape type and vintage, and therefore there were very few quality requirements for these wines.

But let us not forget about the EU.

In 2008, the Union adopted new rules for wines in the EU, which included that in the future, producers will be allowed to indicate the grape varieties and vintage on the label of table wine.

Whether this will affect how many quality table wines from Italy we will see is uncertain, but one thing is, however, very clear: the Italian wine law is back to its beginnings and the charade with the world's most expensive table wines can continue.

Did you know?

That Italy in 2011 was the worlds largest wine producer?