Piemonte Dop
Piemonte DOP (or DOC) is a catchall appellation for the region of Piemonte (Piedmont) in northwestern Italy. As there are more than 40 DOCs in Piemonte (as well as 17 DOCG designations), many of the region’s wines are covered under these regulations. Thus as there are no IGT wines in Piemonte (IGT being a term that describes a wine made in a different fashion than the approved DOC or DOCG regulations), the Piemonte DOP was created to identify a wine from the region that is not covered by the various DOC or DOCG regulations. Wines labeled as Piemonte DOP are not seen much; the DOP covers white, red and sparkling wines. (Wine/Appellations)