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Super Tuscan

Popular designation (also Super Tuscans or Vini da tavola eccellenti = excellent table wines) for excellent Italian table wines from Tuscany, often questioning the narrow DOC limits criticised by these producers. This means that these wines are vinified with other grape varieties contrary to the DOC regulations. Some of them even surpass DOCG wines in terms of quality. In 1992, the Italian Minister of Agriculture Giovanni Goria (1943-1994) introduced the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) denomination for country wines in the framework of the Goria law subsequently named after him. This made it possible, as in France, Spain and Germany, to market excellent table wines with controlled origin. A first attempt in this direction had already been made in Tuscany in the 1980s with the Capitolare classification.

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