Veuve Clicquot Sues Italian Producer Over Label

Champagne giant Veuve Clicquot is suing a small Italian producer over the color of its sparkling wine labels, according to Italian media reports.

Ciro Picariello, a family owned winery in Campania, produces just 3,500 bottles of its fiano-based Brut Contadino each year, and sports a distinctive orange label.

However, LVMH-owned Veuve Clicquot has taken exception to the label and has instructed its lawyers to take action against Ciro Picariello claiming the Brut Contadino label is too similar to its own Yellow Label Champagne, reports Italian website