Wine Midterm: Italy

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  1. Italy is the _______ ___________ wine producer, exporter and consumer.
    world's largest
  2. What is the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)?
    guarantees the place of origin of any wine bearing the name of a region; establish basic standards of quality
  3. What is the top category of classified wines? (high quality wines)
    • Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
    • only 24 kinds of wine with this status (not winery)
  4. What do DOC and DOCG laws specify?
    • which varietals could be grown
    • what yields could be
    • min. alcohol levels
    • acidity levels
  5. What are the four levels of quality wine?
    • Vino da Tavola
    • Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
    • DOC
    • DOCG
  6. What does IGT status mean?
    wines made in a DOC region but not according to the laws of that region (past good wines have designation higher than vino da tavola)
  7. What is Vino da Tavola?
    "table wine"; no geographic place of origin can be named
  8. What are the four ways to name an Italian wine?
    • name of place where grapes are grown
    • name of the grape used to make the wine
    • combination of the name of the grap and the place (may indicate better quality) --> i.e. di, d'
    • proproetory or fantasy name
  9. Classico
    region traditionally produced more and better distinctive grapes; heartland of region
  10. Riserva
    extra aging time/additional aging
  11. Secco
    dry version of the wine
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Wine Midterm: Italy
Wine Midterm: Italy (Tuscany and Piedmonte)
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