PRONUNCIATION: Italian Wine Words

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PLEASE NOTE: The phonetic spelling is written for an American English speaker. The emphasized syllable in each word has been underlined. I purposely did not use traditional phonetic spellings because most people do not know these.

IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)
Translation: Typical Geographical Indication

DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)
Translation: Denomination of Controlled Origin

DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)
Translation: Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin

Frizzante
Translation: lightly sparkling wine

Spumante
Translation: more effervescent or fully sparkling wine

Bianco
Translation: white

Rosato
Translation: rosé

Nera
Translation: black (fem.)

Nero
Translation: black (mas.)