According to data by Coldiretti, in 2013 Italy wins the world supremacy with an estimated production of wine of about 44 million hectoliters, surpassing France. This happens thanks to a “crazy” summer end that brought about a reassessment of Italian production with an increase of 8%. There are positive prospects also as for quality.
Coldiretti specifies that the production will be assigned for more than 40% to the 331 DOC (controlled designation of origin) wines and 59 DOCG (controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin) ones, 30% to the 118 IGP (Protected Geographical Indication), the remaining 30% to table wines.
If the present trend keeps up to the end of this year, Made in Italy wine will reach the historic record of 5 billion consignments abroad (Istat data base concerning the first four months of 2013), so contributing to more than half of the proceeds of sales. Germany is still the first market for Italian bottles, with an increase of 13%, but exports make good progress in France (+ 12%) and Great Britain (+ 8%) too. A real boom is recorded in Russia, where the purchases of Italian wines have increased of 32%. The datum concerning Asian markets, too, is positive, with an overall increase of 3% and an increase of 5% in China. In the USA, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Pinot Grigio, Barolo, and Prosecco are especially appreciated. Prosecco is appreciated in Germany, too, alongside with Amarone di Valpolicella and Collio, while in Russia Chianti, Barolo, and Asti are appreciated, and in England Prosecco, Chianti, Barolo.