1887 | from Champagne to Etna spumante

The name “Champagne Etna” – born for business reasons and due to baron Felice Spitaleri di Muglia’s fascination with French wine culture, dating back to his long stay across the Alps during his ‘Grand Tour’ around Europe – from 1887 could not be used any more. In that year, infact, the Syndicat des Grandes Marques de Champagne obtained from the Court of Appeal of Angers a verdict acknowledging the appropriateness of denomination “Champagne” only to those wines entirely produced in the territory of the French region with the same name: “for Champagne or Champagne wines we can’t intend anything else than a wine harvested and produced in Champagne, ancient French province, geografically determined and whose borders can’t be extended or reduced”.