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: more effervescent or fully sparkling wine