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. We 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
Translation: lightly sparkling wine
Translation: more effervescent or fully sparkling wine
Translation: black (fem.)
Translation: black (mas.)