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Giorgio Giovanni

Goria law (GB)
Legge Goria (I)
The Italian politician Giovanni Goria (1943-1994) as Minister of Agriculture issued the named after him "Goria Law", which came into force in February 1992. Main objective was the geographical origin to emphasize by introducing a new level of quality. This was to solve the problem that many wines were denied the DOC status because the grape varieties and vinification methods used in the Vino da Tavolas were not included in the DOC regulations. According to French model Vin de Pays became the new country wine category IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), but no more precise designation of origin than Italy allowed. This level was between the Vino da Tavola (table wine) and the wines classified as DOC or DOCG.

After an initial great euphoria, the disillusionment came, because for the next five years only a few wines were registered for the IGT status. Without right to indicate the origin and strict DOC-like specifications for the IGT, the winemakers continued to prefer Vino da Tavola. But from the harvest in 1996, a flood of registrations began with hundreds of IGT wines. Some of them established the fame of Super-Tuscans, With the valid in August 2009 EU wine market regulations IGT was through IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) replaced.

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