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Italian quality denomination for a DOC/DOCG wine with quality requirements that are stricter in each area. These can be a higher must weight (potential alcohol content), higher alcohol content of mostly 0.5 to 1% vol. more, limitations regarding acidity as well as a longer maturation period such as 18 instead of 12 months. Less frequently, a smaller area is defined within a DOC/DOCG area (as for example with Rosso Piceno Superiore). There is some overlap with the term Riserva.

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