A new specification to seize new opportunities

May 26, 2021
August 18, 2022

DOCs and IGTs protect histories, territories, knowledge: they are precious tools for wine growers and winemakers. However, like every instrument created by man, they too may need maintenance to bring them up to date with the needs of new times, in order to seize new and better opportunities.

For all these reasons, the Consorzio Tutela Vini DOC Colli Piacentini intends to promote a wide-ranging consultation to map out all the areas for improvement and innovation in the specifications currently in use. This will not be a consultation among experts or a few close associates, but rather an unprecedented effort to listen to the territory: starting, as is logical, with the vine-dressers and wine-makers who bring prestige to the over six thousand hectares of Piacenza vineyards.

Over the next few weeks a questionnaire will be distributed, created with the support of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, which has been involved in this brainstorming exercise to provide an opportunity to compare ideas: the results will then be discussed at the next consortium meeting. This is how the work of fine-tuning, correction and rewriting will begin, if this is the wish of the women and men of Piacenza wine.

There are no set objectives, as they will be defined by those who work the beautiful hills of the Piacenza valleys. What is certain, however, is that in order to succeed in bringing Piacenza wine to the tables of the world, specific attention must be paid not only to how wine is made, but also how it is presented and communicated: all objectives that can certainly be reconciled in the journey that has just begun. This is why, in addition to Professor Michele Fino of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, professors from the Università Cattolica del sacro Cuore in Piacenza will also be making their contribution, together with agronomic and oenological technicians who have dedicated years of work and passion to the vines and wines of this area.

The questionnaire, which is open to all grape and wine producers, including non-DOC producers, is available on the web at the following link from today:


If you need help with filling in the form, Mia Pighi is available and you can make an appointment with her on 331 757 14 55, every morning on working days.

The compilation will remain open until Wednesday 16 June, and the initial results will be discussed at the members' meeting to be held on 1 July in the Bertonazzi room at 5 pm. This first presentation will be followed by meetings in the area open to all wineries.