During the Tuscan Anteprime, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Consortium announced the latest figures and innovations of the DOCG. As of 31 April 2021, 45 percent more tax stampswere issued than in the same period last year. The sensational growth is not due to a slump in 2020.
"We can be even more excited about these figures in that we had already generated growth in the first quarter of 2020 and despite the onset of the pandemic. With the reopening of the markets and the revival of tourism, we expect to be able to continue the positive trend," commented Andrea Rossi, the president of the Consortium.
The issuance of the tax stamps will have increased greatly mainly because producers are preparing for the return of tourists and due to increased openings of restaurants worldwide. The issue of the tax stamps does not automatically mean that the wines are already sold, rather that they are ready for sale. However, they are usually only requested when orders are received.