Indication Geographique Protegee (IGP)

Definition - What does Indication Geographique Protegee (IGP) mean?

Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) falls under the category of French wines between the classifications of Vin de Table (VdT) and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). It was introduced in 1968 allowing producers the choice to use other methods of making wine outside of traditional AOC laws. Higher yields are permitted and a wider list of grape varieties are also allowed.

WineFrog explains Indication Geographique Protegee (IGP)

The Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP) is the classification of a wine indicating a certain quality and authenticity. These are wines which are not ranked according to special vineyards or terrior, as in the other tiers of the French wine classification. It has been adopted for those winemakers who wish to have some autonomy and freedom outside stricter wine-making laws. The IGP classification was created to give these winemakers a quality assurance to promote their innovative and unorthodox wines outside of the higher classifications.

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