Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)

Definition - What does Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) mean?

Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) is one of the official wine classifications for Italian wines. This rank of classification for IGT began in 1992 in order for winemakers to gain classification and allow freedom in the manner in which they made their wines. The wines indicated as Indicazione Geografica Tipica are those wines made outside of traditional DOC and DOCG laws.

WineFrog explains Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)

Indicazione Geografica Tipica is the third of the overall four classifications of Italian wines. They are in the following order from the highest to lowest:

  1. Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG
  2. Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
  3. Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
  4. Vino da Tavola (VdT)

*IGT focuses on origin, not varieties or other traditional wine styles. Indicazione Geografica Tipica wines are slightly more flexible in the way the wines are made in comparison to higher ranking wines. These wines differ as they are, more often than not, blends and offer a different style.

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