Vini D’Italia


Colorful poster map of the federally controlled wine regions of Italy.

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Despite the informal tone of this pictorial map of Italy, the content is taken quite seriously. The Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) is a classification of wine regulated by Italian law. DOC wines (there is over 300 total) must follow certain parameters regarding production area, color, grape varieties, alcohol content, and growing techniques.

There are dozens of different DOC wines listed in the scrollwork labels of this map, issued by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade. Bright colors are used to differentiate the various growing regions, which are also strictly enforced. That’s where the seriousness ends. Humorous elements in the form of a tipsy mermaid, a desperate swimmer and funny blue characters engaged in a variety of shenanigans show that Italian wine isn’t to be taken too seriously.

Published in Rome by the Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero (Italian Trade Agency) in 1976.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1976

Author: Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero

Sheet Width (in): 27.5

Sheet Height (in): 39.5

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Light wear along the outer edges of the sheet, including a bit of light wrinkling and a few small tears (confined to the margins). One damp stain in the lower left just touches the printed border. Very good overall.


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