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Sardinia has only one DOCG but 19 DOCs. Sardinia’s only DOCG is _____ and was classified in 1996. These wines are made from 100% Vermentino.

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While Sicily has 23 DOCs, the only DOCG in this region is _____, where wines are made from a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato.

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Italy’s Trentino-Alto Adige has no DOCGs but nine DOCs spanning throughout the region. ____ covers sparkling wines that are made in the traditional (Champagne) method.

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In Puglia, ____ is one of four DOCGs. Classified wine here is made from Uva di Troia, which must comprise of at least 65% of the blend. Before release, the wine must be aged for at least 24 months.

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Veneto has 14 DOCGs and 29 DOC zones and is one of Italy’s largest and most famous quality wine producing regions. While there are many special wines made in Veneto, ____ is made from grapes that have been dried out for several weeks (or even months) after harvest. This wine is made from at least 70% Garganega and up to 30% Verdicchio grapes.

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Molise is one of Italy’s less famous producing regions, home to four DOCs and no DOCGs. In this region, ___ DOC produces red and rosé wines made mostly from Montepulciano and white wines that are predominately composed of Trebbiano Toscano.

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Out of Tuscany’s 11 DOCGs, _____ is world famous for its powerful reds made from a Sangiovese clone called Prugnolo Gentile. 70% of the final wine must be made from Prugnolo Gentile and the remaining 30% can be made with local varieties, including up to 5% of the white grape Malvasia.

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_____ is one of the newest regions, added in 2014 to Piemonte’s collection of 17 DOCGs. Wines made in this appellation are made from 100% Barbera grapes.

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_____ is one of Umbria’s two DOCG zones. The wines from this region are produced from the native Sagrantino grape and are known for their power and deep flavors.

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The smallest wine producing region of Italy is Valle d'Aosta. Because this region borders France and Switzerland, there is a mix of French and Italian grapes grown locally. This region does not have any DOCGs, and its only DOC is ____.

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Gabrielle earned a Level 2 certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and has continued her wine education by becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) in 2020. In addition to writing for Wine365, she also provides creative contributions and research analytics.

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