Cortes of Castilla-La Mancha this Thursday. has approved the project of Wine and Wine Law Without a vote, because both the Citizen and the PP did not participate in the final vote and came out with 19 votes to the PSOE, which allows the recovery of a specific rule for the wine sector in the region, which produces half of all alcohol. produces. of Spain, and whose previous law was repealed in 2012,
“One law of all”, says Martínez Arroyo
Minister of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development of Castilla-La Mancha, Francisco Martinez ArroyoDuring his intervention in the plenary session of Cortes is described “urgent” This law and asked that it be approved “by a large majority”, as “it is a law for all, has no edge”, which represents the interests of the entire Castilian-Manchego wine region.
Martinez Arroyo breaks down the main innovations of this standard, which include, among other aspects, a process to authorize the planting of new varieties Regulates and conceptualizes steps to recognize protected designations of origin, of vines in the region «Estate Wines«, which involves making wine with grapes that surround a winery within a DO and that denomination may be included on the label with the denomination of the DO.
traceability and digitization
Progress in traceability and commitment to digitization with the aim of being the first productive region to implement Castilla-La Mancha blockchain technologya. To know the complete traceability of wine bottled from grapes through QR code in bottle, as well as manufacture Castilla-La Mancha. A Wine Interprofessional inThere are other novelties of this law.
The councilor has also provided data that supports the view that Castilla-La Mancha is the largest vineyard in the world and, for example, has pointed out that the region has half a million hectares of vineyards, with no original vineyards. There are nine denominations, There are 80,000 winegrowers and creates 43,000 jobs, with 485 wineries—200 of which are cooperatives.
In addition, he pointed out that the average annual production of wine should be around 23 million litres, of which about 17 million are exported, and a turnover of about 2,000 million euros per year.
“If it were not for the wine sector in Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-La Mancha would not be what it is,” he summarized.
lawless since 2012
However, he regretted that the law is being voted on this Thursday, as it means the region has been a decade without specific regulations for the wine sector as it is. canceled in 2012 “To remove a canon from the Tierra de Vinedos Foundation that had already repealed the whole law”, for which he has admitted that he never understood the argument.
“He was a roller”, Martinez Arroyo lashed out at opposition groups -PP&CS, who accused the PSOE of “implementing the roller” of an absolute majority in the chamber to meet the norm without including any amendments Is. placed in the text.
Instead, the council has justified the disapproval by saying that “some of the things raised by the groups cannot be regulated in regional regulations, as are European and national laws” and even in some amendments. , the powers of other autonomy have been attacked.
Martínez Arroyo has insisted on seeking majority support for this law, which is “a basic rule” from which secondary rules will “allow the region to be organized” and added: “Together we are able to do many more things.” Huh” .
PP&CS consider the law insufficient
PP deputy in parliament emilio bravo He has been in charge of presenting his group’s position on the bill, which he describes as «.necessary but late« Well, he recalled that Martinez Arroyo has been around for seven years and that in all this time he has “not worried” about the wine sector.
Bravo has defended the partial amendments that the ‘popular’ has kept alive for debate in the plenary and lamented the bill, among other points.Does not explicitly consider control and traceabilitynor does it have a clear approval mechanism that prevents the repetition of unregulated practices or fraud”, nor does it propose measures to improve the percentage of bottled wine in the region, which currently stands at around 10 per cent, although they do not address such aspects. that your group has tried to improve.
For his part, Ciudadanos . deputy of Elena Jaime has held that the criterion is “inadequate, incomplete” and that it intends to correct the constitution with amendments which it has kept alive for the full session, although it has rejected that “the wall of PSOE is difficult and impenetrable”. is” and that’s why None have been accepted.
Thus, he regrets that administrative silence has not been sanctioned for the wine producers, as he proposed that the penalties for fraud have not been tightened or that Don’t Make a Quality Seal for Organic WineBecause “it seems that the idea is only good when it is with you”.
In defense of the opinion of the law and on behalf of the socialist group, the deputy joaquina sazzo has assessed that the text “is a law of the sector and for the sector, a law for its organization, to promote profitability, to protect quality data and to enhance the launch of the wine abroad”, which “has worked with the entire region to make it consensus, modern and effective”.
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