The letters DOC or DOCG on an Italian wine label mean Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, the latter superior to the first. They refer to government guarantees of the wines’ origins.
About 300 wine growing regions in Italy have the DOC designation, while only 21 have a DOCG label. The DOCG wines conform to DOC laws and in addition are quality tested by government-appointed inspectors.
An Introduction to Tuscan Wine
Italian wines are some of the most famous in the world, and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. The aim of this article is to provide a simple guide to Tuscan wines. I would like to provide readers with an outline of the different wines available in Tuscany, the grape varieties indigenous to Tuscany, and the ‘wine roads’ (Strade del Vino) around the many Tuscan vineyards.
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