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The Italian Ministry of Economic Development releases the first stamp dedicated to DOCG wines

Montepulciano, the Vino Nobile DOCG stamp, first of a fifteen stamps series, dedicated to the  “made in Italy” for its DOCG wines, and the culinary excellence in Italy.  A series of initiatives promoted by the Vino Nobile Consortium and the City Administration of Montalcino to celebrate the event

The confirmation came, right after the authorization of the Ministry of Economic Development: Friday, October 18, 2013, part of the thematic series “Made in Italy” and dedicated to DOCG wines. The stamp, expected for some months, will have a value of Euro 0.70, printed by the Printing Office and Mint State and the author of the sketch is Gaetano Jeluzzo. In the picture, taken from a photo by the poliziano Paul Barcucci depicts a bunch of Prugnolo Gentile (the grape variety for making the Noble) and in the background is a unique view of the hills, and the profile of the town.

The Municipality of Montepulciano and the Consorzio del Vino Nobile have set up a number of initiatives to celebrate the release of this  stamp aimed at promoting the territory and the wine. Beginning Friday morning, at 12.00, at the Fortezza, the Mayor Andrea Rossi, the President of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile Andrea Natalini and Dr. Tiziana Morandi, Area Manager of the Italian Post Office, will introduce the new stamp. For the whole day entrance ticket to the exhibition “Giorgio de Chirico. The portrait – Shape and form” will include the complimentary postcard stamps dedicated to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano stamped and imprinted with ” first day of issue ” while a tasting of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano will take place

Saturday, October 19 to coincide with the Wine Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club Montepulciano, will present the stamp “theme” Rotarians from all over Italy. In addition, from 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays, at the Enoteca of the Consortium of producers in the Piazza Grande, the tasting of Vino Nobile entitles you to receive a free commemorative postcard. The program will end Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Autumn Fair at the station Poliziana Philatelic Association of Montepulciano, in Piazza Michelozzo, you can buy postcards with the stamp and special cancellation “day issue.”

The Post Office of Montepulciano will use the special commemorative cancel which will then be available for collectors and fans October 18 and for the next twenty days from the date of issue. At the end of the period, the special commemorative marking, will be retained in the archives of the Historical Museum PT at the Ministry of Economic Development Communications in Rome. There are already numerous companies and institutions that have indicated their intention to buy large quantities of stamps to be used for the postage of mail that will become “ambassador” of Montepulciano and its territory.

Montepulciano was not the star of a philatelic issue, since it was depicted on a stamp for the Post Office “tourist series” of 1990

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