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New Rules delle denominazioni d'origine dei vini
Law no. 164 of the 10th February 1992

V.Q.P.R.D. (Vini di Qualità Prodotti in Determinate Regioni)
“Quality wines produced in specific regions” of Italy can be divided into the following categories:

D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)
The “Controlled Denomination of Origin” is the geographical denomination of a famous and quality wine, whose characteristics are linked with those of the environment and of the human factors within a same territory. This wine is produced according to the dispositions of the “Rules”. You can find the “rules” at the end of each section describing a DOC wine.

D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)
The “Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin”: in addition to the prescriptions for DOC wines, this type is sold in bottle with a guarantee’s seal, and it is strictly controlled during the bottling phases.

I.G.T. (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)
“Typical geographical designation” : the geographical name utilized to describe a wine produced in a determined area. It has the same value of the French designation “Vin de pays” or the German one “Lander Weine”. The I.G.T. too are regulated by specific rules for the production; they are strictly controlled by an administrative point of view even though their quality controls are not characterized by specific procedures.

Vintage Option (Opzione Vendemmiale)
In a same area can coexist different wines having Denominations of Origin: D.O.C., D.O.C.G., I.G.T., but producers have to choose every year a “Vintage Option”.
The new law, controlling the denominations of Origin, is more important than the previous one, the D.P.R. 12 July 1963 no.930.
The reasons for this new Law have been explained in the section “D.O.C. Castelli Romani”.

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