By Kori ~ November 8th, 2011.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is DOC.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™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 countriesâ€™ 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.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
DOC is a quality classification for wine in Italy and Portugal. Wines at the DOC level form the core of Italyâ€™s wine classification system while DOC is the highest wine quality classification in Portugal.
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