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Capitolare

In the 1980s producers in Tuscany created a new classification (engl. chapter) for wines to create order in the confusing category of Vino da Tavola(table wine). However, the term "Predicato" chosen at that time did not prevail and was changed to "Capitolare" in the early 1990s. Affected were wines from international (mainly French) grape varieties, which were mostly aged in barriques. According to the leading grape variety used, there were standardised designations such as Capitolare di Biturica(Cabernet Sauvignon), Capitolare del Cardisco(Sangiovese), Capitolare del Muschio(Chardonnay) and Capitolare del Selvante(Sauvignon Blanc). With the introduction of the new wine category IGT, however, this classification almost fell into oblivion. See also under Super-Tuscan.

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