Italy is known throughout the world for its gastronomy, where typical products like burrata and bolognese sauce can be found. Why not accompany these dishes with a good wine from the same Mediterranean country? Let's take a look at some Italian wines.
Italy has a large variety of grapes, so many different denominations and types of wines can be found throughout the various regions of the country, particularly in Tuscany and Piedmont.
Chianti, Barolo and Lambrusco are some of the most famous Italian wines and form a fundamental part of the Italian culture.
Here are some of the possible denominations of Italian wines to help you to better distinguish between them:
• DOCG. This refers to Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, a denomination to which a variety of the finest wines with the most unique characteristics belong.
• DOC. Denomination of Controlled Origin is given to wine or any other product that comes from a particular region that isn't very large , as is the case for many of Italy's best known wines.
• IGT. This denomination indicates Typical Geographical Indication through which the specific origin of the wine is indicated, along with other indications.
• Vino da Tavola (table wine). This group includes the most basic wines, in which neither the make nor variety is specified and only the name of the winery is listed.
Whether white, red or pink, Italian wines have strong and very special characteristics. Would you like to try some?