Fictitious rentals for wine production

19/01/2018

Fictitious rentals for wine production


A new all-Italian gimmick "fictitious rents" for the production of wine

In the last 2 years, after the introduction of the CMO reform in 2016, applications for licenses to obtain licenses for wine production have increased 25 times compared to availability or, compared to 6,500 hectares available, requests were made in 2017 of 164 thousand hectares. The boom in absolute has been triggered by the production of Prosecco so loved by the Italians and abroad and the Pinot Grigio wine produced in the North East of the boot.
And here too, as often happens in Italy, there is no lack of excuse to move authorizations to the plant for the production of wine from regions in which the vignettes are abandoned to areas where, instead, the production of wine is invested so much, are called " fictitious rents ".
 
According to the dictates of Bruxells can not be granted authorizations for the production of wine more than 1% per year that are too small compared to the request, the producers have found a partial solution. What is it? By renting a disused vignette in some other region (usually in Sicily or Puglia), there is the possibility of requesting the removal of that vignette from the region and the subsequent replanting in another region such as Veneto, Friuli, Piedmont . It is a phenomenon in explosion, so true that the Ministry of Agriculture has decided to run for cover.
And so a new draft decree was issued in Article 4 that will regulate the issue of new authorizations for the production of wine in 2018 at the plant. In essence, for those wishing to rent in a vignette, it will no longer be possible to move the relative authorization before 5 years, the period during which the vignette must continue to be conducted in the region of origin.
The Veneto wine producers' concern remains strong. Of course, you can not stay with the threshold of 1% of authorizations, which penalizes so much the Region, you can not always remain under the dictatorship of the EU. We hope that things will change in a positive way.