Planting and replanting.
The planting of new vineyards and the replanting of those that have been eradicated are admitted under an authorization that has a validity of 3 years. Authorizations in Italy are issued by Regions and Autonomous Provinces depending on the annual available area, which is 1% of the national area planted with vines.
For wine production, only varieties of wine grapes entered in the national register and listed as varieties suitable for cultivation or under observation in the regional territory concerned, can be planted for wine production.
As for the production and storage of wine products, only authorized oenological practices may be used, in compliance with the limits and restrictions provided for by European and national regulations.
Grape marc and wine lees cannot be held in oenological establishments beyond certain time limits; the by-products of winemaking must be mandatorily delivered to a distillery or sent to the permitted alternative uses (agronomic use, energy use, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use, production of grape skin extract, production of some foods).