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Trentino DOC

Description to Trentino DOC

DOC area in the Trentino area (southern part of the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige) for red wines, rosé wines and white wines. It covers almost the entire province of Trento and includes the slopes and plains in the river valleys of the Adige (Adige) and its tributaries, the Sarca and areas around the lakes of Caldonazzo and Levico in 72 municipalities. There are four subzones: Sorni (Giovo, Lavis and San Michele all'Adige), Superiore Marzemino Isera (Nogaredo and Villa Lagarina), Superiore Marzemino Ziresi (Volano) and Superiore Castel Beseno (Besenello and Calliano). There are also production zones for certain wines.

The pure variety wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, up to a maximum of 15% other approved varieties can be used. The red wines are Cabernet (Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein - also available as Rosato or Kretzer, Marzemino, Merlot, Moscato Rosa(Muscat Rose), Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir) and Rebo. The white wines are Chardonnay, Moscato Giallo(Gold Muscatel), Müller-Thurgau, Nosiola, Pinot Bianco(Pinot Blanc), Pinot Grigio(Pinot Gris), Riesling Renano(Riesling), Riesling Italico), Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc) and Traminer Aromatico(Gewürztraminer).

The Bianco is pressed from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco (to 80%). The Rosso is blended from Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Carmenère and/or Merlot. The Kretzer or Rosato is produced from Enantio and/or Schiava Grossa and/or Teroldego and/or Lagrein (on the one hand two, each max. 70%). The Vin Santo must contain 85% nosiola.

Subzone Sorni: The Bianco is blended in any use of Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Nosiola, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Sylvaner. The Rosso is produced in any use of Schiava Grigia, Schiava Grossa, Schiava Gentile, Lagrein and Teroldego.

Subzones Marzemino Isera and Marzemino Ziresi: the red wine is produced from at least 85% Marzemino Gentile. Subzone Castel Beseno: the white wines Moscato Giallo, Moscato Giallo Passito and Vendemmia tardiva(late harvest) are produced from at least 85% Moscato Giallo.

Longer matured Riserva from Bianco, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon, Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Marzemino, Merlot and Pinot Nero.

Well known producers are Bolognani, Cantine Monfort, Endrizzi, Foradori, Gaierhof, Grigoletti, Letrari, Longariva, Maso Bastie, Maso Bergamini, Maso Furli, Maso Poli, Molino dei Lessi, Pojer & Sandri, Sandri, Simoncelli, Spagnolli, de Tarczal, Vallarom, Villa Cornioli and Zanotelli.


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