Stars in the Sky Prosecco Gift Basket
Stars in the Sky Prosecco Gift Basket brings Gemma di Luna Prosecco with gourmet chocolates and two champagne flutes on a silver tray!
The Italian wine classification system is known as DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata or Controlled Designation of Origin) and DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita or Controlled Designation of Origin Guaranteed). They are based on the ancient Roman concept of “genius loci”, which means local identity. Unfortunately, the system has not always been effectively enforced. For example, while quality standards have been communicated, strict inspections have been lacking. Within each DOC designation, non-indigenous non-Italian varietals have been admitted. Because of this, wines such as Merlot and Chardonnay were admitted, and this has resulted in the annihilation of local varietals and subsequently the local identity.
This has not happened in the rigorously enforced French AOC system, where Italian varietals are non-existent within their appellations. Since its inception, the number of DOC designations has almost doubled to over 400 in total creating and this, along with the former, has resulted in some of the best Italian producers abandoning DOCG designations over the last decade. The Farmers of Wine project is focused on preserving the original winemaking heritage in Puglia. We have carefully selected a group of Puglian farmers who have made local winegrowing traditions their life, and provide tools and support to help preserve the methods they employ, such as the alberello, or small tree, vine training system typical of the area.
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