Wines. Lecture 4. Italy - Wines: Italy What is the...

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Wines: Italy What is the equivalent to the French AOC system in Italy? Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantitia (DOCG) What are the classifications of Italian wines and how do they differ? 1. Vino di Tavola = table wine from all 20 regions, no vintage date 2. Indicazione Geografiche Tipiche (IGT) = regional wines or untraditional varietals from 18 of the regions; “Super Tuscans” blends with good quality and value 3. Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) = guaranteed authenticity with controlled place names from 20 regions 4. Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantitia (DOCG) = guaranteed authenticity with controlled place names AND taste-tested for quality from 12 regions; only 33 wines What are the principle grape varieties used to make the Benchmark wines of Italy e.g. Barolo, Chianti, Brunello. - Barolo, Babaresco = Piedmont Region Nebbiolo Grape - Chianti, Brunello = Tuscany Regions Sangiovese grape
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