Located in north east Italy and the southern part of Trentino-Alto Adige / South Tyrol, an hour north of Verona and 2hrs south Innsbruck, TrentoDOC is one of the least known world class high altitude cool climate sparkling wine destination. Not only that, the magnificent crisp pure air of the Dolomite Mountains, Alpine food, and spectacular scenery makes this an amazing destination to unwind and relax all year round.
“TrentoDOC never disappoints. It is undoubtedly among the three best regions in the world in the production of sparkling wine,” states wine writer Tom Stevenson.
The area accounts for only 2% of Italian vineyards, with only 10% grown with grapes for sparkling wines producing 9 million bottles per year of sparkling wine. The terrain and climate is especially suited for producing double bottle fermented Methodo Classico wines. A DOC-regulated wine since 1993 there are 57 methodo classico producers. 90% of TrentoDOC sparkling wine is consumed in Italy.
TrentoDOC has more rigorous requirements than the Classic Method and defines a higher quality and specific location. The wine has to be made using techniques characteristic of the region, including how the vines are planted, cultivated, pruned, harvesting, irrigation and maximum vine and grape yield.
The wines age so well because the diurnal temperature variations of the Trentino territory give the grapes a high acidity, guaranteeing the wines’ capacity to evolve on their lees with a minimum of 15 months for non-vintage, 24 months for vintage, and 36 for riserva. Minimum alcohol content is 11.5%, or 12% for reserva.
The white type is straw-yellow in color, sometimes with greenish reflections. The scent is delicate and elegant, with clear hints of yeast and fresh fruit. The taste goes from dry to sweet depending on the residual sugar, always lively and characterized by a good acidity.
The rosé type ranges from pale pink to cherry pink; the scent is delicate, with intense fruity notes of strawberries, currants, raspberries; the hint of yeast is pleasantly present. The taste goes from dry to sweet depending on the residual sugar, lively, very velvety and elegant on the palate.
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