Piedmont Wine Lexicon - D

DOCG

DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita = controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) is the highest evaluation level for Italian wines and is thus above the quality level DOC. DOCG wines have to meet strict requirements in terms of grape varieties, growing area, yield, harvest and aging. For example, they are not allowed to be stored in tanks - not even temporarily.

In 2009, the EU standardized the national and regional rating systems as part of its wine market regulation. In Italy, the DOC and DOCG wines fell into the EU DOP level. However, winegrowers are allowed to note the traditional quality level on the label in addition to the EU quality level.

DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita = controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) is the highest evaluation level for Italian wines and is thus above the quality level DOC. DOCG wines have to meet strict requirements in terms of grape varieties, growing area, yield, harvest and aging. For example, they are not allowed to be stored in tanks - not even temporarily.

In 2009, the EU standardized the national and regional rating systems as part of its wine market regulation. In Italy, the DOC and DOCG wines fell into the EU DOP level. However, winegrowers are allowed to note the traditional quality level on the label in addition to the EU quality level.


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