The Italian DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita) is a government standard applied to individual producers.

Answer: False.

 The DOCG, a designation first enacted in 1980 for wines of exceptional quality and renown, is applied to an entire wine-producing region, not individual wine producers. Both the greatest wine in that region and the worst get to say they are DOCG. This is unlike the DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) which enacts strict standards for certain types of wines (like the Tuscan white vernaccia di San Gimignano, which was the first to be given DOC status in 1966). The first four DOCGs were brunello di Montalcino and vino nobile di Montepulciano, in Tuscany; and Barolo and Barbaresco, in Piedmont. 

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