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1

What is the Italian for PDO?

Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP)

2

What are the two Italian PDO levels?

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)

3

What are the broad restrictions/rules surrounding DOC wines?

Subject to geographical boundaries as well as limitations on grape varieties and production methods

4

What are the broad restrictions/rules surrounding DOCG wines?

As DOC + must be bottled in the area of production and are subject to a Ministry of Agriculture tasting

5

What are the possible Italian terms for PGI?

Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP)
Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)

6

What does Classico mean on an Italian wine label?

It acknowledges wines that have been made solely from the original classified land

7

What does Riserva indicate on an Italian wine label?

It acknowledges wines with both higher alcohol levels and longer ageing than the minimum stipulated by the appellation laws