There are four classes of wine in Italy, VdT, IGT, DOC and DOCG.Vino da Tavola (VdT): This is the most basic entry level for Italian wines, usually affordable wines made in large batches without many regulatory restrictions, and usually without appellation or vintage on the label. Regional table wines (Indicazione Geografica Tipica, or IGT): IGT wines are produced from a specific appellation or region and have a local character. A typical example is the famous “Super Tuscan”.
Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC): DOC wines are subject to much stricter laws and are therefore of higher quality, more appellation-specific, and more expensive.Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG): DOCG is the highest level of Italian wine and has the most stringent production regulations. Every DOCG wine that meets the quality standards is subject to official tasting, and its bottles are sealed with the official national code at the neck of the bottle. Warm Tips: Stay tuned to the LuFuture.com app for the latest market updates.