The DOC brand defines the geographical name of a vine-growing area used to designate a quality and renowned product whose characteristics are connected to the natural environment and to human factors: the DOC ensures the origin of the wine. The recognition of the Denominations of Origin and of the Typical Geographical Indications and delimitation of the respective production areas are carried out together with the approval of the relative production regulations by decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
In the DOC wine production specifications must be established: the designation of origin; the delimitation of the zone of production of the grapes; the maximum yield of grapes and wine per hectare; the minimum alcoholimetric volume; the physico-chemical and organoleptic characteristics of the wine; the natural characteristics of the environment; the methods of the chemical-organoleptic examination; any minimum period of aging; any bottling in demarcated areas. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry establishes the content of the applications and the procedures for the recognition of the denominations of origin and of the typical geographical indications and the methods and times of presentation.
For wines that require DOC and DOCG during the production phase, they must undergo a preliminary chemical-physical analysis and an organoleptic examination that must be repeated for the DOCG during the bottling phase, batch by batch. The positive outcome of the analysis and the examination is the condition for the use of DOC and DOCG.
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