Italy - Consumption production Italy great over achiever-60...

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1 Wines from Italy Consumption & production • Italy great over achiever-60% size of France, 75% size of California, yet is the world’s largest wine producer, exporter and consumer • Italy produces very little fine wine; small percentage is classified by law • Regional and provincial wine identity mirrors history & politics • Biggest exporter to US Introduction • Consumption 24 gallons – 14.5 gallons • Part of the meal, the life • Hundreds of native vinifera grapes; varied soils and climates • Last 15 years prices and quality have increased Introduction • 900, 000 registered vineyards. • Do not know exactly how many wines; are 1,000 documented grape varieties • Wine classification: DOC • DOC created in 1963 by San Paolo Desana Based on French Much needed structure 350 DOCs and country
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2 Laws • Since the early Romans, Italy has had its wine laws • In 1716, Grand Duke of Toscana proposed delimited wine zones • In 1963 the Italian Parliament adopted the Demonazione di Origine law Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) • Established in 1980 • Only 24 wines have been awarded DOCG status • Rules and Regulations – Must be sold in bottles smaller than 1.25 gallon/5 liters – Official numbered tag must be placed on bottles – Lower yield; reduction in output – Required in-depth chemical analyses Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) • Established in 1963 • 204 DOC Zones • Each DOC controls the following aspects of wine
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