July 12, 1966: On this day, Vino Nobile was given the DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) status. The red wine is produced primarily using Sangiovese grapes in the Italian town of Montepulciano.

July 12, 1968: On this day, Rosso Piceno gained its status as an Italian appellation for red wine in the region of Marche. The proportion of grapes in the mix may change, but for the wine to be called Rosso Piceno Sangiovese, it must be made from at least 85 percent Sangiovese grapes.

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