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DOC area for red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Umbria. The name derives from "Torre di Giano" (Tower of Janus - Janus is the two-faced ancient Roman deity). The foundation stone for the DOC classification was laid in the 1970s by the wine legend Giorgio Lungarotti (+1999). The zone includes parts of the eponymous municipality of Torgiano in the province of Perugia. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, the bottle label may state Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard.

The Bianco is made from Trebbiano Toscano (50-70%), as well as other authorised varieties (max. 30%). The wine types Rosso and Rosato are produced from Sangiovese (to. 50%). The Spumante is blended from Pinot Nero = Pinot Noir (max. 50%), Chardonnay (max. 50%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 15%). The Vendemmia tardiva(late harvest) is produced from Chardonnay (zum. 50%). The Vin Santo is produced from Trebbiano Toscano (50-70%) The pure variety wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% can be other approved varieties. These are the three white wines Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio(Pinot Gris) and Riesling Italico(Welschriesling), and the three red wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir. The Torgiano Rosso Riserva obtained the DOCG status in 1991.

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