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Lambrusco Protection Consortium: Claudio Biondi confirmed as president

Claudio Biondi (Cantine Riunite & CIV) will lead the Lambrusco Protection Consortium as president for a new three-year period. The re-election took place in recent days at the body’s headquarters in Modena. The Board of Directors also decreed the election of Dante Chiletti of Cantina Sociale Formigine Pedemontana as vice president.

“I am honored to be able to continue the path started in recent years as President of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium”, comments Claudio Biondi. “Among the objectives for the next three years there is certainly that of continuing with promotional activities to make Lambrusco wines known and appreciated in their peculiarities and facets in Italy and around the world. No less important is the protection of a brand which, also by virtue of its popularity abroad, is often subject to attempts at counterfeiting or imitation. The Consortium has the task of monitoring and intervening if necessary, to support the quality of local wines and to guarantee the public who chooses and appreciates them every day”.

Lambrusco Protection Consortium: Claudio Biondi confirmed as president for a new three-year period. Dante Chiletti as vice president.

Lambrusco Protection Consortium: Claudio Biondi confirmed as president for the next three years

The Board of Directors meeting at the headquarters of the Lambrusco Protection Consortium therefore reconfirms Claudio Biondi at the top. He will be joined by Dante Chiletti (Cantina Sociale Formigine Pedemontana) as vice president.

The Lambrusco Protection Consortium today includes around 70 members who, between Modena and Reggio Emilia, grow Lambrusco grapes on over 10,000 hectares.

Born in January 2021 from the merger of three entities – Consorzio Tutela del Lambrusco di Modena, Consorzio Tutela e Promozione dei Vini Reggiani Dop and Consorzio Tutela Vini Reno – it is responsible for the protection and promotion of six Lambrusco Docs: Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Doc, Lambrusco di Sorbara Doc, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce Doc, Modena Doc, Reggiano Doc, Colli di Scandiano and Canossa Doc.

Added to these are two other denominations which include different wines, Reno Doc and Castelfranco Emilia Igt.

More than 35 million bottles of Lambrusco Doc will be produced in 2023. Added to these are almost 100 million bottles of Lambrusco Emilia Igt. Overall, 60% of the wines are exported.