DOC or DOP:
DOC or DOP means Denominazione di Origine Controllata/Protetta and stands for the controlled designation of origin of foods and beverages, in particular quality wines from Italy. The strict legal protection of DOC classification has since 1975 regulated important aspects of the growing, production and marketing of wine in South Tyrol. Table wines have a geographical indication of origin or IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica). The new South Tyrol signet gives an interpretation of the South Tyrol umbrella brand on the bottle cap. It is the common distinguishing feature of all South Tyrolean of DOC wines, guaranteeing that the wine’s origin and quality have been controlled.