One of Maestro Martino Association goal is to highlight Lombard Author's Cuisine, emphasizing its excellence, typicalness and enogastronomy traditions in a wider historical and cultural context.
Therefore, the Association undertakes to look for and highlight, through Author's Cuisine, all quality foodstuffs from the territory.
All major DOP, IGP, DOC and DOCG products that made Lombardy famous are on this map.
DOP (Protected Designation of Origin)
defines a product genuinely originating in a given area or country, whose properties are essentially or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors,and whose production, processing and preparation take place within the determined geographical area.
IGP (Protected Geographical Indication )
is used as a description of a food product whose characteristics are attributable to its geographical origin. At least one stage of production must take place in the defined area.
DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)
defines the origin of a wine, within the determined region of its production and vintage, usually it concerns wines produced in lower vineyard yields, that satisfy a defined quality standard.
A special production legislation controls any step from grape production to wine processing. Besides, wines undergo an administrative control and scientific analyses, even an organoletic test before being bottled.
DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin)
is a label granted to wines that have been recognized DOC for at least 5 years, with a particular quality value compared to the previous ones.
DOCG wines are commercialized only after undergoing through severe chemical and sensorial analyses and organoletic tests, even during the bottling stage.
A specially set up government commission determines which wines will be awarded the DOCG label.
Traditional culinary products from Lombardy have food-processing, preservation and seasoning methods that have been consolidated for at least 25 years, they practiced in a homogeneous way, according to traditional rules.
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