DOCG, broken down

How do you determine whether an Italian wine is really worth drinking? You’ll want to look for quality assurance labels: three key ones to know are IGT, DOC and DOCG. Here are some details on the DOCG designation.

DOCG” stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin). Similar to the DOC label, attaining this stamp of quality assurance requires very specific production methods and standards, and production must take place within a designated geographical area (such as the Chianti or Bolgheri regions). DOCG wines are only a slight step up from DOC wines in terms of prestige and production standards: think of them as the ultimate in top-shelf taste. Six of the wines currently served at Mi Garba hold this important designation.


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