Poste Italiane: Stamps dedicated to DOCG Wines
DOCG Wines in Stamps: the vineyard–Italy is the original protagonist of fifteen stamps issued by Poste Italiane to celebrate the excellences of Italian food and wine.
They have been issued by Poste Italiane, after authorization by the Ministry of Development, as many as 15 stamps dedicated to the same number of DOCG wines. The stamps belong to the "Made in Italy" thematic series dedicated to the Italian excellence – DOCG Wine.
The new stamps dedicated to the great “made in Italy” wines are printed by the Polygraphic Institute and National Mint and all have the same graphic design, depicting a vineyard a bunch of grapes typical of DOCG wines.
Here are the 15 wines elected this year:
Aglianico del Taburno Docg, Alta Langa Docg, Amarone della Valpolicella Docg, Barbera D’Asti Docg, Bardolino Superiore Docg, Castel Del Monte Bombino Nero Docg, Cesanese Del Piglio Docg, Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto Docg, Morellino di Scansano Docg, Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Docg, Ramandolo Docg, Sfursat di Valtellina Docg, Torgiano Rosso Reserve Docg, Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserve Docg, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg.
Here are the authors of the stamps dedicated to DOCG Wines 2013:
Anna Maria Maresca, for stamps dedicated to: Bardolino Superiore and Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto;
Maria Carmela Perrini, for the stamps dedicated to: Aglianico del Taburno, Alta Langa, Amarone della Valpolicella and Torgiano Rosso Reserve;
Cristina Bruscaglia, for stamps dedicated to: Barbera d’Asti, Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico and Ramandolo;
Gaetano Jeluzzo, for stamps dedicated to: Castel del Monte Bombino Nero and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ;
Tiziana Trinca, for stamps dedicated to: Morellino di Scansano, Sfursat di Valtellina and Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Reserve;
Giustina Milite, for the stamp dedicated to: Cesanese Piglio.
As comment on the issue, the explanatory bulletin with an article and signature by Hon. Nunzia De Girolamo, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, will be put up for sale.
The stamps and philatelic products are sold at post offices, at the Philately Counters within the national territory, at the “Philately Spaces” in Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Trieste, Turin, Genoa and on the website www.poste.it .