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Small label school

Enclosed a translation assistance of the most important terms of a label, as well as for handling wine from and in Italy:

  • Abboccato: lovely, centralsweetly (see also Amabile)
  • Amabile: lovely, centralsweetly (see also Abboccato)
  • Amaro: bitterly or very much drying
  • Annata: Class
  • Asciutto: very much drying, harsh
  • Aspro: harsh
  • Bianco: White, Vino bianco: Weisswein
  • Bicchiere: Drinking glass or Weinglas of comparisons: un bicchiere di vino: a glass wine, un bicchiere there vino: a Weinglas
  • Bordolese: The typical bottle form of the wines from Bordeaux
  • Botte: Barrel
  • Cantina: Winery, also bar
  • Cantina sociale: Winegrowers' co-operative
  • Cacina: Weingut or yard, mainly in north Italy common
  • Classico: The wine originates from the best suitable area of a Weinbaugebiets, for example Chianti Classico,"…
  • Cerasuolo: kirschrot, description of the wine color
  • Consorzio: regional winegrower combination
  • Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita: see the article DOCG
  • Dolce: very sweetly, also as name for sweet refeeding one uses.
  • Etichetta: Label
  • Ettaro: Hectare
  • Enologo: Wine specialist, wine connoisseur
  • Fattoria: Weingut, expression is very common in central Italy
  • Fiasca (majority Fia): thick-bulgy, straw-coated bottle
  • Frizzante: Perl-end, halffoaming (see also Spumante), Perl wine max.3 at pressure
  • Imbottigliato there: filled up of"… (thus a dealer filling can be)
  • Imbottigliato all'origine there: Producer filling of"…
  • Ombra: in the Veneto common expression for a glass wine; giro depression ombre: Food round course
  • Passito: from dried grapes/clusters prepared wine
  • Podere: small Weingut
  • Profumo: Smell or smell, during description of wine
  • Riserva: longer stored wine. The minimum period is fixed in the sets of rules of the wine laws. Usually the duration amounts to approx. 3 years.
  • Rosato:
  • Rosso: red, Vino rosso: Red wine
  • Sapore: Taste
  • Secco: drying
  • Spumante: foaming, foam wine over 3 at pressure
  • Stravecchio: very long matured wine, e.g. common with Marsala
  • Tappo: Cork (IL vino SA di tappo: the wine corks)
  • Tappo fungo: Cork in mushroom form, particularly for the foam wines common
  • Tappo raso: normal cork, common in connection with Prosecco
  • Tenuta or Tenementi: Weingut or possession
  • Taglietto: in Friaul common expression for a glass wine, friulanisch: tajut
  • Uva: Grape/cluster
  • Vecchio: old, designation of wines with long storage time; see also Stravecchio
  • Vendemmia: Class or wine vintage
  • Vendemmia tardiva: Late vintage
  • Vigna, Vigneto: Vineyard
  • Vinicolo: Adjective: Wine"…. casa vinicola, consorzio vinicolo, produzione vinicola, regione vinicola
  • Viticoltore: Wine farmer, winegrower
  • Vino d"´annata: Class wine
  • Vino battezzato: more watered (more baptized) wine
  • Vino there banco or Vino ordinario: simple wine, frequently barrel commodity (thus not filled up)
  • Vino locale: Landwein
  • Vino novello: new wine
  • Vino selezionato: Selection
  • Vino di Quality wine
  • Vino tagliato: Blend
  • Vino there pasto: Board wine
  • Vino there tavola: Tischwein
  • Vino sfuso: open wine
  • Vino tinto: with cover wine colorstrengthened wine
  • Vino liquoroso: aufgespriteter wine
  • Vite: Vine
  • Vitigno: Rebsorte



The Valle d'Aosta is the smallest administrative unit of Italy. By the gebirgige situation in the proximity of the Mont Blanc the wine economy is possible only in plots lain very favorably. From that altogether 40000 hl Aostawein from a of 635 hectars straight once 10% correspond to the conditions of a DOC, the DOC Valle d'Aosta; the remainder is favoured set off as simple Landwein locally by the flowering tourism. There are 7 recognized zones: Morgex et La Salle, Enfer more d'Arvier, Torette, Nus, Chambave, Arnad Montjovet and Donnas. In the top of the valley, at the municipalities Morgex and La Salle the high-altitude vineyards of Europe are on a height of 900 - 1300 M. are cultivated there dry, lively weissweine to the fast benefit in the summer. In the middle part of the valley red wines are made as blend of the native Rebsorten Petit Rouge and Vien de Nus. Into particularly situations meanwhile internationally well-known Rebsorten is used like the Chardonnay, Gamay or the Nebbiolo; they do not come to the full development, have their own and interesting character under the difficult cultivation are generally quite expensive however quite the wines and therefore to an export hit to never develop will be able themselves. Most well-known wine houses: Les in Aymavilles, Lo Triolet in Introd and La Crotta di Vegneron in Chambave

DOC of wines in the Aostatal

Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle, Enfer d'Arvier, Torette, Nus, Chambave, Arnad Montjovet and Donnaz (or Donnas)


Piemont is of Italy largest administrative unit and lies in the northwest of Italy. Capital of the country at the foot of the mountains (= translation of the name Piemont or Piedmont) is Turin. In the provinces Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Torino and cellos are located 54,800 hectar to for order on those 3.267.000 hl wine are produced. The average portion of quality wines amounts to approx. 35%. Piemont has ranges 52 DOC (G).

Emphasis of the Weinanbbaus is the region of the Langhe, a hill landscape in the proximity of the city Alba, likewise homeland of the white Here the Barolo as well as the Barbaresco, 2 of the large wines of Italy are produced. Both wine types went through large changes in the last years. The progressive producers prepare further great wines, which are however more accessible and more balanced than in former times.

The uncomplicated Dolcetto is further much likes, wins however constantly at profile and quality. Coronation/culmination of the work is surely the acknowledgment of the Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore to the DOCG - wine in July 2005.

Piemont is the most important Vermouth - manufacturers of the world. The beverage consists to at least 70% of wine. The most well-known manufacturers are Martini&Rossi, Cinzano, Carpanoo, Gancia, Riccadonna and Cora.

DOCG of wines in the Piemont

Asti, Barbaresco, Barolo, Brachetto D' Acqui, Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore, Gattinara, Gavi, Ghemme, Roero.

DOC of wines in the Piemont

Albugnano, Alta Langa, Barbera D' Alba, Barbera D' Asti, Barbera del Monferrato, Boca, Bramaterra, Caluso Passito, Canavese, Carema, Cisterna d'Asti, Colli Tortonesi, Collina Torinese, Colline Novaresi, Colline Saluzzesi, Cortese dell' Alto Monferrato, Coste della Sesia, Dolcetto d'Acqui, Dolcetto d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Asti, Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Dolcetto d'Ovada, Erbaluce di Caluso, Fara, Freisa D' Asti, Freisa di Chieri, Gabiano, Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Grignolino d'Asti, Langhe, Lessona, Loazzolo, Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Monferrato, Moscato d'Asti, Nebbiolo D' Alba, Piemonte, Pinerolese, Rubino di Cantavenna, di Castagnole Monferrato, Sizzano, Verduno.


Despite the viticulture approximately does not play rather impression in this most densely populated region of Italy around Milan by any means a subordinated role. With approx. 1.6 millions hl more well-known regions are placed to quantity from 26.951 hectars of clearly such as Friaul or Umbrien into the shade. Due to its size and diversification the region does not succeed in however, a quality image as to be developed e.g. in the Toskana or in the Piemont. The most important viticulture regions in the Lombardei are the Valtellina, Pavese as well as Franciacorta

DOCG of wines in the Lombardei

Franciacorta only for foam wine

DOC of wines in the Lombardei

Botticino, Capriano del Colle, Cellatica, Franciacorta, Garda, Garda Bresciano, Garda dei Colli Mantovani, Lambrusco Mantovano, Lugana, Pavese, Riviera del Garda Bresciano, San Colombano aluminium Lambro, San Martino della Battaglia, Valcalepio, Valtellina

IGT of wines in the Lombardei

Alto Mincio, Benaco Bresciano, Bergamasca, Collina del Milanese, Montenetto di Brescia, Provincia di Mantova or Mantova, Provincia di Pavia or Pavia, Quistello, Ronchi di Brescia, Sabbioneta, Sebino, Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio, Valcamonica

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