DOCG Wines: complete and updated list


DOCG Wines: complete and updated list

THE COMPLETE, UPDATED AND PRINTABLE LIST OF THE ITALIAN DOCG WINES DIVIDED BY REGION. WHAT IS A ‘DOCG’? INFO, INTERESTING FACTS AND MUCH MORE!

Some bottles of Italian wine have a label around their neck, also known as ‘fascetta’, marked with the acronym ‘DOCG’: this label is meant to certify that, after many tests and controls, the State guarantees the origin and the quality of the product.


DOCG wines: The Italian DOCG wines.

point

The updated list of Italian DOCG wines (2021).

The Italian DOCG wines are at the moment 78 (Upd. 2021), a number expected to grow in the next few years. Here follows a complete list of them, divided by region of origin (click here for the printable version in .pdf format):


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Northern Italy.

NORTHERN ITALY
North of Italy plays a fundamental role in the production of DOCG wines. Thirty-one of them are produced in just two regions, Piedmont and Veneto: this gives a good idea about the variety and the quality of the grapes from these zones.


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Piedmont.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 19

  • Alta Langa;
  • Asti (Spumante and Moscato);
  • Canelli or Moscato Canelli;
  • Cortese di Gavi or Gavi;
  • Erbaluce di Caluso;
  • Barbaresco;
  • Barbera d’Asti;
  • Barbera del Monferrato sup.;
  • Barolo;
  • Brachetto d’Acqui;
  • Dolcetto di Dogliani sup.;
  • Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba;
  • Dolcetto di Ovada sup.;
  • Gattinara;
  • Ghemme;
  • Nizza;
  • Roero;
  • Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato;
  • Terre Alfieri (Nebbiolo and Arneis);


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Veneto.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 14

    • Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio;
    • Lison;
    • Prosecco dei Colli Asolani;
    • Prosecco di Conegliano / Valdobbiadene;
    • Recioto di Gambellara;
    • Recioto di Soave;
    • Soave superiore;
    • Amarone della Valpolicella;
    • Friularo di Bagnoli;
    • Bardolino superiore;
    • Colli di Conegliano;
    • Montello Rosso;
    • Piave Malanotte;
    • Recioto della Valpolicella;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Lombardy.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 5

  • Franciacorta;
  • Oltrepò Pavese metodo classico;
  • Scanzo o Moscato di Scanzo;
  • Sforzato di Valtellina;
  • Valtellina superiore;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 4

  • Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit;
  • Lison;
  • Ramandolo;
  • Rosazzo;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Emilia Romagna.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 2

    • Colli Bolognesi Classico Pignoletto;
    • Romagna Albana;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Central Italy.

CENTRAL ITALY
Central Italy is famous worldwide for the quality of its wines. Two of them, in particular, have a very high reputation: ‘Chianti Classico’ and ‘Brunello di Montalcino’, both from Tuscany.


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Tuscany.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 11

  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano;
  • Aleatico Passito dell’Elba;
  • Brunello di Montalcino;
  • Carmignano;
  • Chianti Classico;
  • Chianti;
  • Montecucco Sangiovese;
  • Morellino di Scansano;
  • Val di Cornia Rosso;
  • Suvereto;
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Marche.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 5

    • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi riserva;
    • Verdicchio di Matelica riserva;
    • Conero:
    • Offida;
    • Vernaccia di Serrapetrona;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Lazio.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 3

  • Cannellino di Frascati;
  • Frascati Superiore;
  • Cesanese del Piglio o Piglio;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Umbria.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 2

  • Montefalco Sagrantino;
  • Torgiano Rosso riserva;


DOCG wines: Southern Italy.

SOUTHERN ITALY
The taste and the smell of the wines from the south of Italy are greatly improved by the sun kissing its regions.


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Campania.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 4

  • Fiano di Avellino;
  • Greco di Tufo;
  • Aglianico del Taburno;
  • Taurasi;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Apulia.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 4

    • Castel del Monte Bombino Nero;
    • Castel del Monte Nero di Troia riserva;
    • Castel del Monte Rosso riserva;
    • Primitivo di Manduria dolce naturale;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Basilicata.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 1

  • Aglianico del Vulture superiore;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Abruzzo.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 2

  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane;
  • Tullum;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from the Italian islands.

THE ISLANDS
The huge potential of the Italian islands is still to be unlocked: there are no doubts that the future holds great surprises.


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Sicily.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 1

  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria;


DOCG wines: DOCG wines from Sardinia.

(Click on the image to view the grapes)

Number of wines: 1

    • Vermentino di Gallura;


DOCG wines: Rows in the Euganean Hills.

point

DOCG, DOC and IGT wines.

IGT, DOC and DOCG are quality assurance labels, assigned by the Italian Government to some of the wines produced in the country.

I.G.T.‘Indicazione Geografica Tipica’ (Typical Geographical Indication);
D.O.C.‘Denominazione di Origine Controllata’ (Controlled Designation of Origin);
D.O.C.G.‘Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita’ (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin);
Read more

They have great importance because they certify these products and protect them from many kinds of dangers, such as the risks of imitation and sophistication.
To get (and keep) one these labels, a wine has to meet the requirements of specific production code.

DOCG wines: From generic to DOCG wines.

IGT, DOC and DOCG differ from each other for the complexity of the regulations set by their respective production codes.

The simplest requirements are met by IGT wines, the most strict and detailed by DOCG.

The reliability of these labels is ensured by severe tests and controls during time.

point

The wine production code.

As already mentioned in the previous paragraph, an Italian wine aspiring to get (and keep) a quality assurance label, has to meet all the requirements set by specific production code.
Here follows, for example, some of these requirements:
Read more

Name;
Type of grapes, type of cultivation, number of plants, etc.
Area of production of the grapes;
Type of vinification;
Characteristics of the product (color, alcohol content, acidity, etc.);
Minimum aging period (if needed);
Higher is the importance of the label, more complex and detailed are the parameters to meet.


DOCG wines: IGT, DOC and DOCG wines in Italy.

point

Updated DOCG wine list in .pdf format (2021)

By clicking on this link it’s possible to view, download and print the complete and updated list of the Italian DOCG wines in .PDF format (last update: 2021).

point

DOP and IGP wines.

In May 2019, the Italian Legislative Decree n.61 has transposed the EU directive concerning designations of origin.
This means that in Europe:
DOC and DOCG wines are now considered as DOP (Protected Designation of Origin);
IGT wines are now considered as IGP (Protected Geographical Indication);


WebFoodCulture: only the most typical and traditional food & wine.

ONLY THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL FOOD & WINE

point

The first DOCG wines.

The first wines to receive the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) label, were two great Tuscan products (D.P.R. 01/07/1980):

Brunello di Montalcino.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Both of them were DOC since 1966.

DOCG wines: Hemingway about wine (img-01)

“WINE IS ONE OF THE MOST CIVILIZED THINGS IN THE WORLD”
(E. Hemingway)

point

The first DOC wines.

The first DOC labels (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) were assigned in 1966 to four wines:
Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Ischia.
Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone.
Frascati.

Many claim that since the assignment to Vernaccia di San Gimignano was officialized before the others (Official Gazette of 06.05.1966, n. 110), this wine should be considered the first Italian DOC.

Some other people argue that, in truth, the very first was Marsala. Even if this may seem quite odd, from a certain point of view it could be true. It’s important to remember that, since the beginning of its commercialization, this famous Sicilian wine was the victim of many attempts of imitation: that’s why in 1931, a Ministerial Decree specified its characteristics, designating specifically its zone of production. This decree can be considered an early form of the modern DOC designation.

point

Generic, varietal and vintage wines.

The IGP, DOC and DOCG labels certify the place of origin of Italian wines. In this country many other wines don’t have a specific designation: they’re the ‘generic wines’, once known as ‘table wines’ (‘vini da tavola’).
There are two types of them:
Varietal wines (‘vini varietali’): wines made primarily with a single grape variety (85%).
Vintage wines (‘vini d’annata’): wines made primarily with grapes from the same year (85%).


donate

With this donation you will support WebFoodCulture, ensuring the future publication of new articles.
Thank you!

Click this link to view the complete and updated list of the Italian DOC wines.




COPYRIGHT INFORMATION


Click here.

The images bearing the logo ‘webfoodculture’ are copyrighted.

The following images are public domain:

img-01 (**) – Ernest Hemingway in Kenya, 1954, J.F.Kennedy Pres. Library and Museum (Wikipedia Link)
img-02 (*) – Fruit, A.Mucha, 1897 (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}

The following images are published courtesy of:

crt-01 – Marsala, windmill near the salt flats. Image published courtesy of courtesy of Dr. Antonella Chiara.

(*) The copyright of this image has expired.
(**) Image released in public domain by its author.