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Trento

DOC range for bottle-fermented spumante(sparkling wine) in the Italian region of Trentino. The zone comprises selected sites from 60 municipalities in the province of Trento (Trento). These are Ala, Albiano, Aldeno, Arco, Avio, Besenello, Bleggio inferiore, Bleggio superiore, Borgo Valsugana, Brentonico, Calavino, Caldonazzo, Calliano, Carzano, Castelnuovo, Cavedine, Cembra, Cimone, Civezzano, Dorsino, Drena, Dro, Faedo, Faver, Garniga, Giovo, Grumes, Isera, Ivano-Fracena, Lasino, Lavis, Levico, Lisignago, Mezzocorona, Mezzolombardo, Mori, Nago-Torbole, Nave San Rocco, Nogaredo, Nomi, Novaledo, Ospedaletto, Padergnone, Pergine Valsugana, Pomarolo, Riva del Garda, Roncegno, Roverè della Luna, Rovereto, San Michele all'Adige, Scurelle, Segonzano, Spera, Spormaggiore, Stenico, Storo, Strigno, Telve, Telve di sopra, Tenna, Tenno, Terlago, Terragnolo, Ton, Trambileno, Trento, Valda, Vallarsa, Vezzano, Vigolo Vattaro, Villa Agnedo, Villa Lagarina, Volano and Zambana The mostly terraced hillsides and steep slopes from Vallagarina (Lagarina Valley) to Valle di Cembra (Zimmer Valley) with calcareous soils are optimally oriented towards the south and are subject to strong fluctuations between day and night temperatures. This has a very positive effect on the formation of acidity in the base wines, which is important for sparkling wines

The Bianco and Rosato types of wine are produced in any blend or use of the varieties Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco(Pinot Blanc) and/or Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir) and/or Meunier(Pinot Meunier). As one of the few DOC/DOCG areas, the Metodo classico, i.e. bottle fermentation, is mandatory here. The sparkling wines must be aged on yeast for at least 15 months (su lieviti), the vintage sparkling wines (Annata or Millesimato) must mature for 24 months. With 36 months of yeast aging and at least 12% vol. alcohol content, the Bianco may also be called Riserva. The sparkling wines have been called Talento since 2003 to distinguish them from the sometimes negative image of a Spumante.

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