Trentodoc is a metodo classico sparkling wine. A “special wine” because it is produced with the fascinating “metodo classico”, which requires a generous dose of skill, a lot of passion and much waiting. If just a few months are needed to produce a still wine, Trentodoc – metodo classico sparkling wine – requires a much longer period, from the minimum of 15 months set out by the regulations up to 10 years, for a great Riserva.
The uniqueness of Trentodoc metodo classico originates from the distinctive traits of the Trentino region: a land with very peculiar characteristics that you will find and appreciate every time you'll pop the cork of a Trentodoc bottle.
We’ll briefly outline the main production phases for trentodoc metodo classico sparkling wine, a method that requires commitment, patience and a lot of hands-on work. The still base wine is obtained from the harvest of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc or Pinot Meunier grapes. Once bottled, sugars and yeast are added.
The in-bottle ageing and the action of the yeast lead to second fermentation. This is the reason why metodo classico sparkling wines are referred to as “wine with in-bottle refermentation”. The first fermentation occurs beforehand, during the process of transforming the grapes into wine. This is the first step in the making of Trentodoc Italian wine.
After disgorgement of wine, the bottle is topped up with quality wine and sugars, every sparkling wine producer having its own secret recipe. This is an extremely important finishing touch that gives each bottle of Trentodoc its special personality.
Trentodoc is available as White and Rosé in Brut, Millesimato and Riserva. Choose your favourite by tasting the sparkling wine varieties.
It certainly is a complete wine that can be paired with local, traditional delicacies, but it also pairs well with International dishes.
Perfect for celebrations, Trentodoc also lends itself impeccably to daily toasts or simple dinners among friends.
In regards of pairings, taking a risk is not only allowed, it’s strongly recommended… From pasta, to rice, fish, cheese, cured meats and even savoury pastries. Like a great red wine, it is also ideal with full flavoured meals including red meat, especially in its richer and more structured varieties.
But make sure you don't get fooled: only demi-sec, sec and extra-dry wines are recommended with desserts; so never pair a dry Trentodoc, such as a Brut, with a dessert!
Summer or Winter, Trentodoc truly is for every season. A sensory experience repeated like a game: that of searching in a wine glass for all the fragrances that express an entire territory and make this wine unique.
In 1902 the young Giulio Ferrari was an oenologist of the San Michele all’Adige Agrarian Institute. During a study trip to France, demonstrating great intuition, he identified a certain similarity between the Champagne and Trentino regions. Why not, then, try to produce a Trentino sparkling wine? This was to be the origin of Trentodoc sparkling wine from the mountains.
Thus the tradition of metodo classico sparkling wine began in Trento. It achieved D.O.C. certification in 1993, one of the first worldwide after Champagne.
Since then the number of Trentodoc producers has grown continuously, benefiting from the essential support of the San Michele all’Adige Agrarian Institute, today the Mach Foundation, a vital hub of research and development for Trentino wine cultivation.
Yet the history of Trentodoc has more ancient roots. Italian winemakers have been producing wines in Trentino since a very long time ago, being first mentioned as far back as 3000 B.C. The practice of winemaking has subsequently been developed to the highest levels, finding an excellent ally in the San Michele all'Adige Agrarian Institute, today the Mach Foundation, some of whose students have gone on to become renowned oenologists all around the world.
Here is the Trentodoc history and most important milestones:
The Trentino climate varies and is distinguished by vast temperature variations, which are fully reflected in the organoleptic qualities of our Trentodoc sparkling wines, spumante from the mountains.
The geographical and climatic conditions produce the temperature variations typical of an alpine environment, which is especially important in lending quality and a variety of aromas to our metodo classico Trentodoc, as well as making it particularly intriguing.
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