Italian wine isn’t like other drinks

As a longstanding wine producing nation, all the typologies of wine produced in Italy are subject to severe regulations that determine their production, which is controlled in every aspect to safeguard tradition and consumer alike, and the higher in the quality pyramid the stricter the rules.

At the base we find the “Vini da Tavola” or table wines.

Then there are the IGT (Indicazione Geographica Tipica) which carry an indication of the geographical area where they are produced.

Above these come the DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) whose origins are carefully controlled, and finally at the top we find the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita).

All the wines selected for Italian Wine Club belong to the DOC and DOCG categories and so to the elite in Italian wine. Bottles of rare, fine wine able to represent the tradition and enological quality of this country at its best.

EU Organic Certification | From the 2012 harvest, organic wine growers are allowed to use the term “organic wine” on their labels. The labels must also show the EU-organic-logo and the code number of their certifier, and must respect other wine labelling rules.