Wine Lexicon



 

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Denominazione di Origine Controllata - (Day-nom-ee-nah-tzee-OH-nay dee Oh-ree-GEE-nay Con-)

Usually abbreviated DOC, the Italian equivalent of "Appellation Controlée." Certain wines, including Chianti, add "Garantita" (Gah-rahn-TEE-tah) to the phrase as an additional assurance of quality.



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