D.O.C. (Denominazione di origine controllata)

D.O.C. is an Italian quality assurance label for food products and especially wines (an appellation). It is modelled after the French AOC. It was instituted in 1963 and overhauled in 1992 for compliance with the equivalent EU law on Protected Designation of Origin, which came into effect that year.

Also see D.O.C.G.

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