Terre del Conero

In this section you will find many interesting facts and insights about our area, its food and traditions. You will also come across many tips about healthy eating, and there are some simple recipes that you can use to enjoy our products.


DOC - Controlled Denomination of Origin
The DOC label indicates that the wine comes from a precise area where production has to comply with specific criteria in order to establish its origin (hence the name DOC). These criteria involve the area in which the grapes are produced, the maximum yield per hectare (grape and wine), the chemical, physical and organoleptic properties of the wine, including the minimum alcoholic strength, the characteristics of the area (from climate to soil type, etc..), the composition of the vineyards, the management techniques in the vineyard and wine production, the manner in which the organoleptic tests are carried out (carried out by special committees), the minimum period of aging in wood and/or bottle aging and possible bottling in demarcated areas.

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DOCG - Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin
This is generally a restricted version of DOC, for example by referring to a portion of land more restricted compared to the DOC and /or regulated by more strict rules. It is therefore a recognition of a particular value attributed to some quality DOC wines, which will be subject to stricter controls, sold in containers of less than five liters and equipped with a specific State certificate which guarantees the origin, the quality, enabling the numbering of the bottles produced and it certifies that the bottles have not been altered in any way. In addition to the conditions laid down by the DOC certification, bottling in the production area is compulsory and this DOCG denomination can only be attributed to a DOC wine certification for at least five years. Furthermore a second examination is conducted, during the bottling phase, and it is compulsory to indicate the year on the label (except in the case of sparkling wines).


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IGT - Typical Geographical Indication
The IGT is an abbreviation for wines produced in specific regions or geographical areas that are generally large and are defined by a code of production that is not so restrictive. It is useful to get information about the production area of wine, obtained from grapes from a certain well-defined territory. This qualification, however, does not oblige growers to write more detailed information on the label, such as the vineyard of origin. It is therefore a classification that is placed at a lower level than the DOC and DOCG wines, but it is a mark that separates wines without any indication of geographical origin from those that have such an indication.

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