Trentodoc - Spumante Metodo Classico
The history of Trentino’s “bubbly” began thanks to the passion and tenacity of Giulio Ferrari, the “father” of Italian sparkling wine.
A student at the Imperial Regia Scuola Agraria in S. Michele, after gaining experience in the Champagne region he decided to return home to exploit the secrets of the French producers to prove that the Trentino area could become a top producer of sparkling wine at a national level. It was 1902 and in a small winery in the heart of Trento, Ferrari started a small production of high quality sparkling wine, revolutionising winemaking in the area. Over the years, new companies were born which gave birth to the Institute Trento Doc Metodo Classico. In 1993, there was the official recognition of D.O.C. “TRENTO”, the first in the world reserved for a classic method after Champagne.
The specification dictates strict production rules that follow the method of second fermentation in the bottle, requiring high quality grapes exclusively from Trentino, an extended contact with lees, an aging process in the bottle and a professionalism in the cultivation and production processes. To the base wine, which consistsmainly of Chardonnay grapes, sugars and yeasts are added. The wine starts the second fermentation followed by contact with the lees for at least 15 months, the disposal of waste products, dosing and final bottling. The colour is straw yellow, more intense in the reserve range. The perlage is dense and persistent while the scent is delicate, elegant, fruity and fragrant with a delicate hint of yeast and freshly baked bread.