DOCG - Designation of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin
The Designation of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin – DOCG - is given to wines that have particular organoleptic qualities and that have had the Designation of Origin – DOC (today PDO) - for at least 10 years.
The analysis of the wine DOCG are carried out during production and bottling phases. During these stages a special commission carries out a sensory evaluation of the wine.
There are 3 sub categories:
The "Classico" label indicates that the wine has been produced in a sub area that can boast the oldest and most prestigious history compared to the rest of the territory to which the name refers.
The "Riserva" label is reserved for aged wines: at least two years for red wines, one year for white wines, three years for sparkling wines.
The "Superiore" label indicates wines produced with a yield per hectare lower by at least 10% compared to the provisions of the specification with the aim to improve the organoleptic quality and raise the alcohol content of at least 0.5% above of the standard.
Products with DOCG denominationCastel del Monte - Nero di Troia Riserva - (Wine) Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva - (Wine) Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale - (Wine)