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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, which often challenge the narrow DOC boundaries 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. The Italian Minister of Agriculture Giovanni Goria (1943-1994) introduced the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) designation in 1992 as part of the Goria Law, which was subsequently named after him. This made it possible, as it had been for a long time in France, Spain or Germany, to market excellent table wines with a 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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