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Tiamo Wines

About Tiamo Wines

Tiamo is a line of excellent moderately priced Italian wines made from organic grapes. They all represent top quality wines from the best growers in their respective regions.

The selection includes a delicious Prosecco that is sourced from vineyards in the village of Valdobbiadene, a crisp but fruit forward Pinot Grigio that comes from vineyards near Treviso in the Veneto region and a beautifully soft Chianti from Montespertoli which lies in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

All of the Tiamo wines are blended by the owners of Tiamo, Melvyn & Jane Master, their son Charlie Master and the Sager family.

Italian Wine Classification

Italy's classification system has four classes of wine, with two falling under the EU category Quality Wine Produced in a Specific Region (QWPSR) and two falling under the category of Table Wine. The four classes are:

Table Wine

Vino da Tavola (VDT): Denotes simply that the wine is made in Italy.
Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT): Denotes wine from a more specific region within Italy.

QWPSR

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)

Both DOC and DOCG wines refer to zones which are more specific than an IGT, and the permitted grapes are also more specifically defined. The main difference between a DOC and a DOCG is that the latter must pass a blind taste test for quality in addition to conforming to the strict legal requirements to be designated as a wine from the area in question.

The overall goal of the system is to encourage producers to focus on quality wine making. Presently, there are about 120 IGT zones, plus 311 DOC and 32 DOCG appellations.