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Superiore

Italian quality name for a DOC / DOCG wine with different stricter quality requirements. That can be higher Mostgewicht (potential alcoholic strength), higher alcohol content of mostly 0.5 to 1% vol more, limitations regarding acidity as well as a longer one Maturing time such as B. 18 instead of 12 months. Less often, it also defines a delimited smaller area within a DOC / DOCG area (such as the Rosso Piceno Superiore ). There are certain overlaps with the term Riserva,

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