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Italy, Spain, Portugal 2/25/2008 1 1 Italy, Spain and Portugal Introduction to Winemaking, VEN3 Andrew L. Waterhouse Department of Viticulture & Enology University of California, Davis 2 Italy #2 wine producer Largest exporter to U.S. • Total wine value lower than French wine 3 Italian Historical Roots Old Diverse • Regions historically isolated Isolated from international trade until recently 4 Italian Wine Market Reach Roman era-trade with Rome, not much outside Italy Little international trade until very recent time Recent reputation: low quality, high volume producer 5 Quality Improvements Participation in a larger market Efforts to try new techniques & varieties Regulations must be changed to allow for higher quality 6 Grapevines Interplanted Interplanted With Fruit Trees Trees
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Italy, Spain, Portugal 2/25/2008 2 7 The Italian Appellation System DOC D enominazione di O rigine C ontrollata (“Controlled appellation of origin”) 8 The DOC System Based on the French AOC system AOC’s Lines drawn around regions making good wines DOC’s Lines drawn around regions making typical wines 9 The Italian Appellation System DOCG D enominazione di O rigine C ontrollata e G arantita (“Controlled and guaranteed”) Reserved for wines of particular distinction 10 The Italian Appellation System is not Hierarchical French AOC’s DOCG DOC DOC DOC Italian DOC’s 11 subregion village region subregion vineyard 12 1992 Wine Law Permits regional and vineyard appellations Permits hierarchical structure BUT few changes so far DOCG DOC DOC
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Italy, Spain, Portugal 2/25/2008 3 13 The Italian Appellation System IGT I ndication G eografica T ypica Comparable to French “Vin de Pays” Includes many previous Vini di Tavola 14 Some Regions Of Italy Piedmont Tuscany
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