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DOCG        DOC        IGT/Super Tuscans

The designation/appellation/classification system applies to all the wines in all of the regions in Italy, including Tuscany. DOC and DOCG stand for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (e Garantita) which translates to Designation of Controlled Origin (and Guaranteed).
An area can be granted a DOC by a government commission, and the DOC normally has to do with an area's tradition or if it is particularly suitable for a specific wine. When the DOC is given, it is usually given a trial of 10-20 yrs after which it might be given the extra classy "Garantita".
Once a wine region is DOCG it practically cannot be declassified. The DOCGs are therefore the types of wine that have been around for a longer time, are better known and give that extra "Quality" guarantee to us wine drinkers. Sometimes the classification system is a little misleading as it is different from the French.
It is to be noted that a wine with a DOCG status has to be made according to a restrictive recipe, it must pass the chemical exam and a tasting by an expert panel, and what is guaranteed is that the wine meets the minimal expectations. In fact, a DOCG wine is not necessarily better than a DOC or IGT wine. The real quality or should we say greatness of the wine is really up to each individual producer.
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DOCG:
1.        Aleatico passito dell’Elba DOCG 

2.        Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 

3.        Carmignano DOCG 

4.        Chianti DOCG 

5.        Chianti Classico DOCG
 
 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 
6.        Morellino di Scansano DOCG
 
7.       Suvereto DOCG
  
8.       Val di Cornia Rosso DOCG
 
9.        Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 

10.        Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
 
11.        Suvereto DOCG
 
  
DOC:
1.         Ansonica Costa dell’Argentario DOC 
2.          Barco Reale di Carmignano
 
3.          Bianco dell’Empolese DOC
 
4.          Bianco di Pitigliano DOC
 
5.          Bolgheri DOC
 
6.          Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC 

7.          Capalbio DOC
 
8.          Colli dell’Etruria Centrale DOC
 
9.          Colli di Luni DOC
 
10.          Colline Lucchesi DOC
 
11.          Cortona DOC
 
12.          Elba DOC 

13.          Grance Senesi DOC 

14.          Maremma Toscana DOC 

15.          Montecarlo DOC 

16.          Montecucco DOC
 
17.          Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC
 
18.          Montescudaio DOC 

19.          Moscadello di Montalcino DOC
 
20.          Orcia DOC
 
21.          Parrina DOC 

21.          Pietraviva DOC
 
22.          Pomino DOC
 
23.          Rosso di Montalcino DOC
 
24.          Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
 
25.          San Gimignano DOC
 
26.          San Torpè DOC
 
27.          Sant’Antimo DOC
 
28.          Sassicaia DOC
 
29.          Sovana DOC
 
30.          Terratico di Bibbona DOC 

31.          Terre di Casole DOC
 
32.          Terre di Pisa DOC
 
33.          Val d’Arbia DOC 

34.          Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC 

35.          Valdichiana DOC
 
36.          Val di Cornia DOC
 
37.          Valdinievole DOC
 
38.          Vin Ruspo DOC
 
39.          Vin Santo del Chianti DOC
 
40.          Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
 
41.          Vin Santo di Carmignano DOC
 
42.          Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
 

IGT:
1.          Alta Valle della Greve
2.         Colli della Toscana Centrale
3.          Costa Etrusca
4.          Montecastelli
5.          Toscano o Toscana
6.         Val di Magra