Trento DOC is an appellation for white and rosé sparkling wines made in the province of Trento.
The production of classic method sparkling wine in Trentino is more than secular. In the last hundred years, sparkling wine production has progressed continuously in terms of the number of producers and of bottles obtained. Trento DOC was the first Italian denomination to be reserved exclusively for sparkling wine obtained with refermentation in the bottle.
The harvest of the grapes destined for the production of Trento DOC sparkling wine usually takes place earlier than the grapes destined for the production of still wines to ensure the right balance between sugars and acidity necessary to obtain a quality sparkling wine.
The vinification of the grapes occurs mainly in purity with, if necessary, subsequent assembly of the various components in the phase of the constitution of the batch (cuvèe).
In the elaboration of the Trento DOC sparkling wine, only the “classic method” of refermentation in the bottle is allowed, including the shaking (remuage) and disgorging (dégorgement) operations. The elaboration process foresees a minimum period of stay on the yeasts lasting 15 months, raised to 36 months for the “reserve” type.
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