About 10,000 hectares (about 2% in Italy) of Trentino are cultivated with vineyards, with about 10% grown with grapes for sparking wines and a production of 9 million bottles per year of Trentodoc. The terrain and climate make Trentino a unique territory, one that is especially suited for producing Classic Method wines.
THE MOUNTAINS, A PRIMARY RESOURCE OF TRENTODOC
Trentodoc comes from vineyards grown between 200 and 900 meters (656 to 2952 feet) above sea level, in an environment characterized by significant diurnal temperature variations, giving the grapes aromatic complexity, elegance, and acidity. In addition, the soils have excellent drainage and aeration, as they are rich in limestone and have a high amount of silica. This lends to great nuances in aroma. The high altitudes and mountains are a great resource for Trentodoc.
A UNIQUE AND FAVORABLE CLIMATE
The climate is Alpine, Continental, and Mediterranean: this variable Trentino climate contributes to defining the Trentodoc character, together with other unique aspects of the territory. The cool temperatures from the Dolomites combined with the mild temperature of nearby Lake Garda form distinct characteristics; and the significant diurnal temperature variations, typical of the Trentino territory, allow the grapes to develop acidity and great aromatic complexity.
Trentodoc possesses an I.D. card! Significant data emerged from research done by the Fondazione Mach (Edmund Mach Foundation) and the Ministry of Agriculture: if a classic method sparkling wine contains a consistent number of certain volatile compounds, generated from the diurnal temperature changes typical in mountain environments, it means that the wine is none other than a Trentodoc. The mountains have a true signature on the wines made from them.