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  • Debole - Weak, without character
  • Delicato - Delicate and light
  • Distinto - Distinctive, elegant, and refined
  • DOC - An abbreviation of Denominazione di Origine Controllata, Denomination of Controlled Origin, an upper level Italian wine classification. This defines a given wine's geographical origin, grapes, and production methods but is no guarantee of quality.
  • DOCG - An abbreviation of Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Guarantita, Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, the highest level Italian wine classification. This defines a given wine's geographical origin, grapes, and production methods but is no guarantee of quality, even if it is often stricter than the DOC classification.
  • Dolce - Sweet

 

 


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