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Italy

20 Administrative Regions

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Geography and Climate

Temperate Zone, Southern Europe
Surrounded by Mediterranean Sea
- Moderating Influence
EXCEPT Northern Border, Swiss Alps
- Blocks Arctic Air
Cooler North, Hotter South
Apennines Rugged Mt. Chain Length of Peninsula
Flat land, North Po River Valley and Heel of Boot, Apulia (Puglia)

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Vino or Vini Varietali (wine in EU) - Laws

40% of production
anywhere in country
may list grape, and or vintage…min 85%
competes with New World Varietally Labeled

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Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) (PGI Protected Geographic Indication EU) - Laws

Table wine with geographic indication
vintage, variety, geographic location on label, min 85%
higher standards table wine, vino, more leeway with varieties and methods than DOC/DOCG
2 or more varietals listed, descending order…100% from stated varietals
vineyard listed 100%
approximately 30% of Italian Wine

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Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) (PDO Protected Designation of Origin EU) est. 1963 - Laws

100% grapes grown and wine produced in defined area
laws governing higher standards of max yields, permitted grapes, viticultural and oenological practices
wine fits typical style of area
330 DOCs as of 2013
Collectively DOCs and DOCGs 1/3 of Italian Wine

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Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garanitita (DOCG) (PDO in EU)

Higher standards controlled and GUARANTEED
Successfully evaluated, receive special numbered gov't seal over the cork
as of 2013 - 73 DOCG Zones
Collectively DOCs and DOCGs 1/3 of Italian Wine
the 1st DOCG Wine - Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino (100% Sangiovese, Tuscany) followed by Barolo (100% Nebbiolo, Piedmont)
Albana di Romagna (100% Albana, Emilia Romagna) First White Wine to earn DOCG Status

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Well known DOCGs of Piedmont

Gavi/Cortese di Gavi
Barbaresco
Barolo
Gattinara
Ghemme
Brachetto d'Acqui
Moscato d'Asti/Asti

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Well known DOCGs of Lombardy

Valtellina Superiore
Sforzato di Valtellina
Franciacorta Metodo Classico

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Well known DOCGs of Tuscany

Brunello di Montalcino
Chianti (7 zones)
Chianti Classico
Vina Nobile di Montepulciano
Carmignano Rosso
Vernaccia di San Gimignano

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Well known DOCGs of Campania

Taurasi
Fiano di Avellino
Greco di Tufo

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Well known DOCGs of Sardinia

Vermentino di Gallura

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Well known DOCGs of Marches

Rosso Conero

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Well known DOCGs of Emilia-Romagna

Albana di Romagna

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Well known DOCGs of Umbria

Torgiano Rosso Riserva
Sagrantino di Montefalco

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Well known DOCGs of Veneto

Soave Superiore
Recioto di Soave
Bardolino Superiore
Amarone della Valpolicella

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Well known DOCGs of Abruzzo

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane

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Well known DOCGs of Giulia

Verduzzo di Ramandolo