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Italian Wine Labels

Italian Wine Labels And Their Meanings:

Abboccato

Slightly sweet

Amabile

"Gently" sweet

Amaro

Bitter, very dry

Annata

Vintage year

Asciutto

Bone dry

Barrique

Small 225l oak barrel

Botte

Very large oak vat

Cantina Sociale

Growers' cooperative

Casa Vinicola

Wine firm

Cerasuolo

Cherry pink

Chiaretto

Pale red, almost pink

Classico

Heart of a DOC area

Consorzio

Growers' association

Cru

Vinyard site

DOC

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Dolce

Very sweet

Frizzante

Lightly sparkling

Imbottigliato

Bottled

Liquoroso

Sweet, usually fortified

LocalitÓ

Single vinyard site

Passito

Wine from dried grapes

Riserva

Specially selected wines

Rosato

Pink, rose

Rosso

Red

Secco

Dry

Spumante

Fully sparkling

Superiore

Higher standard

Uvaggio

Wine from mix of grapes

Vecchio

Old

Vigna, Vigneto

Single vinyard site

Vino da Tavola

Table wine category

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