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”.