I.G.T. (Indicazione geografica tipica) is the second of four classifications of wine recognized by the government of Italy. Created to recognize the unusually high quality of the class of wines known as Super Tuscans, I.G.T. wines are labeled with the locality of their creation, but do not meet the requirements of the stricter D.O.C. or D.O.C.G. designations, which are generally intended to protect traditional wine formulations such as Chianti or Barolo. In wine terms, it is considered the rough Italian equivalent of the French "vin de pays" designation.

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