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Italian Cooking Holiday , Italian wine classifications - a guide

 

DOCG: Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin

Wines in this category have been made under the highest level of restrictions. Everything from the way the grapes are transported from the vineyard to the cellar to the refinements and bottling is heavily controlled. Only a handful of wines achieve DOCG status.

• Created to bring out the common characteristics of a small territory

• Grapes and wine must be produced within the "area of origin"

• The wines are subject to stringent checks via chemical and physical analysis and go through two expert tasting panels before being deemed good enough

• This type of wine is usually made to be as traditional as possible


DOC: Denomination of Controlled Origin

There is still a very high level of restriction for DOC wines, but the regulations aren’t quite as intense as DOCG.

• Created to bring out the common characteristics of an area slightly larger than a DOCG wine

• Grapes and wine must be produced within the "area of origin"

• Wines are subject to a single control with chemical and physical analysis and only one tasting panel

• You often find both red and white varieties of the same DOC

• This type of wine is usually made in the territory’s traditional way


IGT: Indicazione Geografica Tipica

IGT is a new classification that falls just under DOC. The wines are usually made in a larger production area and there’s more leeway for the producer to put their own ideas or quirks into the process. This is why IGT wines are often linked to the so-called "new wave" organic, biodynamic, and natural varieties being created across Italy. It’s important to remember that while it is technically classed as below DOC, some of the best Italian wine is labelled as IGT.

• Grapes and wine still need to be produced within the "area of origin"

• The wines are subject to analysis but there is not an actual tasting due to the fact that the flavor can differ from bottle to bottle

• Reds, whites and rosés can all be IGT wines

 

 

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On both the long weekends and weeks Taste Trails Rome | Italian cooking holiday , we will go to stunning Orvieto for the day and we will have a dedicated wine tasting on the ' Strada dei Vini ' Umbria's wine route.

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Dear Mark , I feel that I have one foot back in Dublin and the other in Sabina. It really was one of the best holidays that I have ever been on. I loved everything about my, Italian cooking holiday - except coming home! Every day surpassed the previous one and each day individually was so unique: the location, the locals, the sunshine, the food, the wine. We didn't have a dull moment - of course, with Pauline (Delisha !) that would have been impossible!! We were also so fortunate in the company we had - a motley crew - that gelled from the first night over our Welcome Dinner.

So thank you for such brilliant organisation and for ferrying us - without complaint - here, there and everywhere. We were very well looked after. 

Bernie - Dublin

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