*Italian Wines

DOCG
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
This is the category with the strictest regulations. The wine is made from specified grapes grown in very precise vineyard areas; yields and production methods must conform to the regulations governing that zone. Wines in this category are also tasted and approved by a commission of experts.

DOC
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
The regulations are very similar but usually less strict than those for DOCG.

IGT
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
In this category you will find good quality wines that are produced in a specific geographical area. Usually these production zones are larger than those defined for DOC or DOCG. In some cases an entire Italian Region is defined as the IGT zone.

Vino da tavola
Table Wine
" Italy" is the only geographical indication these wines carry.
Excellent wines can be produced in each of the categories.

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