Understanding Italian wine labelling terms and mandatory labelling requirements.
EU wine law requires the following information on wine labels.
- Name of the appellation. It could be a place (Barolo) or a combination of grape and place (Barbera d'Alba) or a region/sub-region (Grechetto Umbria IGT).
- Name of the quality designation (DOCG, DOC, IGT). DOP can replace the DOCG and DOC category; IGP can replace the IGT category.
- Country of origin.
- The year of the vintage. This is mandatory for all DOCG and DOC (DOP) wines. Sparkling and fortified versions do not need to show the vintage.
- Name and location of