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DOP (PDO) products and acronyms

DO Denominazione di Origine (Appellation of Origin)

DOC Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Controlled Designation of Origin)

DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Controlled Designation of Origin Guaranteed). Some 73 Italian wines are given this lofty mark of quality.

DOP Denominazione di Origine Protetta (PDO, or Protected Designation of Origin)

DPR Decreto del Presidente della Repubblica (Presidential Decree)

DPCM Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio (Prime-ministerial Decree)

IGP Indicazione Geografica Protetta (Certification of region of origin, an EU designation)

IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica (Certification of regional character, invented for the Super Tuscan wines in the 1990s)

PAT Prodotti Agro-alimentari Tradizionali (Traditional Agricultural Product)

PDO Protected Designation of Origin

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