By Kori ~ November 8th, 2011.
This week’s Wine Word of the Week is DOC.
Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
DOC, initials which stand for Denominacao de Origem Controlada in Portugal and Denominazione di Origine Controllata in Italy, those countries’ counterparts of the French Appellation Controlee system of controlled appellations. In both countries, DOC wines represent those regarded as quality wines by European wine law.
Layman’s terms from Kori:
DOC is a quality classification for wine in Italy and Portugal. Wines at the DOC level form the core of Italy’s wine classification system while DOC is the highest wine quality classification in Portugal.
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