IGT stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica which is the third category of denomiate wines in Italy. The IGT category was created in January, 1992, as part of a major reform of the laws governing Italian wine. The IGT denomination is given to wines of “large areas where natural conditions favor uniformity of style.” IGT or “typical wines” constitute what one could regard as a broad base of a pyramid of quality where DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wines are the middle level and DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines are at the top.
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