The quality of grapes that go into Trentodoc is dictated by a combination of the altitude of the vineyards, characteristics of soil and subsoil, and climate. Because of this, it is easy to guarantee and demonstrate the strong ties that Trentodoc has to its land of origin.
70% of the Trentino territory sits above 1,000 meters (3280 feet) above sea level, and land used for producing wines in the D.O.C. territories of Trento can be as high as 900 meters (2952 feet) above sea level. An expression of the environment and cultivation, the significant diurnal temperature variations that affect the vineyards give the grapes the perfect amount of acidity to become a classic method wine.
RESEARCH RESULTS ON THE INFLUENCE OF ALTITUDE ON GRAPEVINES
Trentodoc can proudly boast a real ID card that certifies its origins.
The unequivocal link that Trentodoc has with its territory was proven from an important and innovative research project carried out over a period of three years with the coordination of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and in partnership with the Edmund Mach Foundation and the Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies.
The project, a part of the “New analytical techniques for geographical and vertical tracking of wine products,” showed that if a classic method wine contains a consistent number of certain volatile compounds (determined by fluctuations typical of mountain environments, which were not found in other Italian sparkling wines), this means that the wine cannot be anything but a Trentodoc. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that the mountains have an influence on the entire Trentino area, not only on grapes grown at high altitudes, but those that are grown in the foothills as well.
This research provides scientific evidence of the link between the territory and the sparkling wine of Trentino.
This is why Trentodoc expresses its territory of origin: it speaks of the mountains, and tastes of Trentino.