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Italian wine labeling: Classico and Superiore

The big thing to remember here is the following:

CLASSICO refers to a place. It’s a geographical designation, indicating the old original spot in that region where grapes were planted. In general it has a higher potential for quality compared to the surrounding ‘normal’ zone.

SUPERIORE is a selection in the winery, and carries more ripeness, alcohol, and age.

More info: Italian Wine Connection, Understanding Italian Wines