Denominazione di Origine Controllata or DOC

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Denomination of Controlled Origin) or DOC is the third tier in Italy’s appellation pyramid, above Indicazione geografica tipica (IGT) and below Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita or DOCG. The bureaucratic and...

EU Regulation no. 823

The 1987 EU Regulation no. 823 states that the protocol regulating wine production contain, among other things, specific instructions regarding: Production area; Ampelographical Base (varietals and their percentages); Standards for viticulture (including an indication...