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Wine Info of Italy


Appellations of Origin & Quality Standards
Main Wine Regions & their Appellations
Main Region
Appellations
Regions
Northern Italy
DOCG Gattinara / Asti / Barbaresco / Barolo / Albana di Romagna
Piemonte (Piedmont) / Valtellina / Lombardia / Emilia- Romangna / Trentino / Alto-Adige / Friuli-Venezia Giulia / Veneto / Aosta / Liguria
Tuscany
DOCG Chianti / Chianti Classico / Carmignano / Vino Nobile di Montepulciano / Torgiano
Tuscana (Tuscany) / Marche / Umbria
Southern Italy
DOCG Taurasi
Abruzzi / Molise / Calabria / Lazio / Puglia (Apulia) / Basilicata / Sicilia (Sicily) / Sardegna
Appellations
Quality Standards
Lowest Standard

VDT

Vino da Tavola

The Italian Table Wine. But unlike their French counterparts, some, for example the Super-Tuscan, choose to set their own rules and are themselves excellent wines.
Second Standard

IGT

Indicazione Geografica Tipica

This is comparable to the Vin de Pays of France.
Second Highest Standard

DOC

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

A DOC wine is equivalent to an French AOC wine.
Highest Standard

DOCG

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

This is like an AOC Wine of France, except that it also guarantees the quality.

Quality Marks - 'Classico' is added for wines from the original production region, ie, Chianti Classico.


Grape Varieties

Barbera / Malvasia / Montepulciano / Nebbiolo / Sangiovese / Trebbiano

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