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Goria Giovanni

As Minister of Agriculture, the Italian politician Giovanni Goria (1943-1994) enacted the "Goria Law" named after him, which came into force in February 1992. The main aim was to emphasize the geographical origin by introducing a new quality level. This was intended to solve the problem that many wines were denied DOC status because the grape varieties and vinification methods used in Vino da Tavolas were not included in the DOC regulations. Following the French example of Vin de Pays, the new IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) category of local wines was created, but it did not allow a more precise designation of origin than Italy. This stage lay between the Vino da Tavola (table wine) and wines classified as DOC or DOCG.

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