Italian Wine 101 Doc & Docg

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It happens most of the time while I am serving a wine to the new world tourists. They always ask me what the different ? Is Docg better than Doc ?

So lets try to answer this two questions by trying to explain first what is Doc (denominazione di origine controllata) “denomination of controlled origin” that comes from french style of classification the wine Aoc that literally means the same thing. This classification was made to designate wine quality by using geographical delimitation based on winemaking zones with particular names.

Example: Rosso di Montalcino Doc, this wine is made from grapes that only and only come from Montalcino area.

In the 1960s, Italy attempted to replicate the structure and design of the French AOC. They even took it a step further. Not only did they enact the DOC but they also added another acronym to define even higher quality wine…

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