Meaning "controlled place-name," this is the system used to regulate the Italian wine industry. It's similar to France's Appellation d'Origine Contrô̂lé́e (AOC) in that it's supposed to set winemaking standards and guarantee a certain level of quality, though this hasn't always been the case. DOCG (short for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita or "controlled and guaranteed place-name") wines rank higher than DOC wines and are considered the aristocracy of Italian wines (an example would be Chianti Classico DOCG). Together, DOC and DOCG make up about 20% of Italy's wine production; the remainder are lumped together as vino de tavola ("table wine") or, more recently, IGT (Indicazione di Geografica Tipica, or "table wine of geographic indication").