Daily Wine News: Prosecco’s Hills Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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Along the Prosecco Wine Road (Flickr: Lorenzo Benetton alias apolide)

Along the Prosecco Wine Road (Flickr: Lorenzo Benetton alias apolide)

The region of Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene was appointed UNESCO World Heritage status, reports Ellie Douglas in Decanter. “The status was awarded for the landscape ‘characterised by ‘hogback’ hills, ciglioni – small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces – forests, small villages and farmland,’ according to UNESCO.”

In Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss explores how winemakers are experimenting in the Côte des Bar, “Champagne’s laboratory” located in the southernmost region for Champagne production. “A revival of historic grape varieties, organic and biodynamic practices, single-vineyard wines, egg-shaped tanks, amphorae, soleras—it’s all here. Even big companies get in on the fun.”

Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Jeff Jenssen gets to know Hungarian white wines beyond Tokaji.

“Burgundy’s Boisset family announced today the planned acquisition of Maison Alex Gambal. The deal, expected to be finalized by mid-September, includes 30 acres of vineyards planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, a winery and current inventory. The sale price was not disclosed,” reports Bruce Sanderson in Wine Spectator.

In SevenFifty Daily, sommelier Zach Geballe details his quest to get Okanagan Valley wines onto his list—and what’s standing in the way.

In VinePair, Jennifer Simonson looks at how Lodi is looking to emerge from Napa and Sonoma’s shadows.

David Schildknecht offers his notes on Rheinhessen’s 2017 vintage in Vinous.

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