1861 – 1930
When in 1861 Italy became one nation, the rules relating to the wine world were certainly not equally uniform. From grand duchies and kingdoms to one nation: we can therefore say that at the time of the Unification of Italy, wine became “Italian wine”, although the concept of a bond with a single region, and particularly with its territory of origin, was still lacking.
It was not until the early sixties that we could see at last recognized the role, importance and image of products tied to the area as well as to the peculiar characteristics allowed by this bond. Going over the history of the Italian Wines with Designation of Origin we can see how the governments that followed one another in the newly formed Italian nation (starting as early as 1885) were concerned solely with issues related to ensuring the authenticity of wine, omitting, however, measures and solutions designed to protect the quality and origin of these productions.