The image below and following text (translation mine) are from a post by Giovanni Corazzol that appeared today on the popular Italian wine blog Intravino.
“The meaning of ‘natural wine’ must be clarified. Many bottles are labeled as such and they have invaded the Italian market. It’s a definition that, until today, has been self-regulated and it creates the risk of disorienting consumers and penalizing winemakers.”
With these words, Massimo Florio, a member of [the Italian parliament’s] Chamber of Deputies and vice president of the [Italian government’s] agriculture commission, announced an inquiry into the question [of natural wines].
I’m posting from the road today and don’t have time to translate the entire article. The government announcement has already sparked a thorny debate in Italian-language social media. I’ll post translated excerpts as soon as possible.