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Despite the market crisis brought by Covid, which as often told in recent months has affected not so much the volumes, but the values ​​of wine consumption, if there is certainly a large part of the wine scene in distress, a certain resistance of the original prices in some of the largest and most famous appellations of the Belpaese, at least to look at the WineNews analysis on the surveys of the Chambers of Commerce, which, in their latest updates, do not show a very different picture from the one photographed 6 months ago, for October 2020. Rough numbers, as always it is worth remembering, net of VAT and ex-cellar, and which photograph an average of a wine market in which, during real negotiations, the difference is made by many factors, from origin of the wine batch to quantity, up to the different needs of those who sell and buy, or of supply and demand.
Although, it should be emphasized, these are the values ​​on which an instrument such as that of the revolving pledge on wine is based, now adopted, at least as a possibility, by many of the most important territories through agreements with many credit institutions and certification bodies such as Valoritalia , for example. In any case, starting from Piedmont, according to the Chamber of Commerce of Cuneo, the Barolo (prices referring to the two-month period January / February 2021) values ​​between 577 and 622 euros per hectolitre for the 2016 harvest, and between 551 and 658 for 2017, while the Barbaresco quota 490-550 euros for 2017, and 476-490 for 2018.
From the findings of the Asti Chamber of Commerce, however, the Barbera d’Asti fluctuates between 100 and 160 euros per hectolitre, while that likely to become Barbera d’Asti Superiore check values ​​between 160 and 270 euros, and you get to a range between 250 and 350 euros per hectolitre for the Nice. While the musts are apt to become Asti and Moscato d’Asti Docg they range between 155 and 160 euros per hectolitre. While according to the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Gavi fluctuates between 200 and 280 euros per hectolitre. Going in Veneto, from the data of the Chamber of Commerce of Verona, theAmarone della Valpolicella and Recioto travels between 750 and 800 euros per hectolitre for the 2016 and 2017 harvests, while for the Classic version it goes up between 780 and 830, as well as for the wine suitable for Amarone and Recioto 2018. While for the Valpolicella 2019, the prices range from 130-150 euros per hectolitre for the Doc, from 150 to 180 for the Classico, and from 260 to 300 for the one suitable for Review.
Among the still whites, the Lugana 2020 fluctuates between 230 and 260 euros per hectolitre, while the Soave Classico check prices between 100 and 115 euros per hectolitre, and the Pinot Grigio delle Venezie it is reported between 80 and 95 euros per hectolitre. According to the Treviso Chamber of Commerce, however, the Prosecco Doc oscillates between 160 and 165 euros per hectolitre, that Docg of Asolo between 185 and 195, while the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg check 200-210 euros per hectolitre, reaching 205-230 for the banks.
Coming down to Tuscany, from the latest surveys by the Siena Chamber of Commerce, the Brunello di Montalcino it travels from 900 to 1,000 euros per hectolitre for the 2015 and 2016 harvest, while it oscillates between 600 and 900 euros for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 harvests (formally still wine “capable of becoming Brunello, ed). The Chianti Classico, on the other hand, it oscillates between the range of 245-290 euros per hectolitre for the 2020 vintage, and 270-315 euros for the 2016 harvest. Nobile di Nobile di Montepulciano wine between 330 and 380 for the 2016, 2017-2018 vintages, while the Chianti it moves between 103 and 125 euros for the 2020 vintage, and 123-150 for the 2017 vintage Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the most illustrious Bianchista denomination in the Region, is quoted between 130 and 150 euros per hectolitre for the last three harvests. An obviously partial picture, but on many of the most important denominations in Italy, for value and volume, which despite undeniable difficulties, show a certain resistance, also thanks to the fact that many of them see their wines enter the market at more or fewer years after the harvest.
On the other hand, according to Ismea data, those who seem to be in great suffering are the common wines. Whites, in March 2021, had prices of 2.58 euros per hectare between 12 and 13 degrees (-11.2% on 2020), those between 9 and 11 degrees of 3.45 euros (-12.4% ), while the reds value 4.09 euros per hectare between 12 and 13 degrees (-4.3%), and 3.94 euros between 9 and 11 degrees (-6.7%).
A complex and varied picture, as is always the case with Italian wine, which in order to be supported ad hoc to recover from the pandemic, requires support measures of such general scope that, as far as possible, tailored to the different situations, as emerges , for example, from the different positions of the supply chain organizations on the extent of crisis distillation for PDO and PGI wines put on the “Wine Table” of the Ministry of Agriculture, together with many others, as we reported yesterday, and for which, as the Undersecretary for Agricultural Policies (with responsibility for wine, Gian Marco Centinaio) commented to WineNews, funds are being sought. “Maybe not for everyone, but resources must be found because the supply chain has suffered and must be supported,” said Centinaio.

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