46° 4' 0" N


11° 7' 60" E




about this subregion

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of northern Italy, Trento DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is a sparkling wine region that exudes charm and elegance. This enchanting viticultural area, located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, boasts a unique and pristine environment that is ideal for producing some of Italy's most celebrated sparkling wines.

Trento DOC is characterized by its stunning setting, where vineyards thrive in the embrace of the majestic Dolomite Mountains. The region's vineyards are strategically positioned on steep slopes and terraces, ensuring optimal sun exposure and excellent drainage. This dramatic terrain not only contributes to the wines' distinctive flavors but also creates a visual spectacle that captivates visitors.

One of the defining features of Trento DOC wines is their use of the classic méthode champenoise, a time-honored winemaking technique that imparts finesse and effervescence. Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco, among the most planted white grape varieties, lend their crispness and fruitiness to the sparkling wines. These grapes thrive in the region's temperate climate, with warm summers and cool nights, allowing them to develop the perfect balance of acidity and ripeness.

Among the red grape varieties, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Nero take center stage, adding depth and complexity to Trento DOC's sparkling red wines. The Pinot Nero, in particular, offers notes of red berries and subtle earthiness, while the Pinot Meunier contributes a unique character with its aromatic profile.

Trento DOC wines are a true reflection of the region's commitment to excellence. The winemakers here combine tradition and innovation to craft sparkling wines that exemplify the terroir's distinctiveness. Whether enjoyed as an aperitif, toasting a special occasion, or paired with exquisite cuisine, Trento DOC wines offer a delightful sensory journey that transports you to the heart of this enchanting Italian wine region. With its breathtaking environment and a rich tapestry of grape varieties, Trento DOC is undoubtedly a treasure trove for wine enthusiasts seeking a taste of Italian elegance and craftsmanship.


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Discover Terroir

The Trento DOC, located in the Trentino-Alto Adige wine region, covers the same 74 municipalities as the Trentino DOC, in the valleys of Adige, Cembra, Vallagarina, Sarca, Valsugana and Giudicarie. However, the big difference between this DOC and Trentino is that Trento only covers sparkling wines, while Trentino only covers still wines.

The region experiences a continental climate with mountain influences with big temperature variations between day and night. Warm winds coming from Lake Garda protect grapes from diseases like rot or mildew. Here are some key characteristics of the climate in the DOC Trento area:

  1. Temperature: Summers in DOC Trento are generally warm and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Winters can be cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing, especially in higher elevation areas. The region benefits from the moderating influence of the surrounding mountains, which helps to regulate temperature fluctuations.
  2. Precipitation: The Trentino region, including the DOC Trento area, receives a moderate amount of rainfall throughout the year. Summers tend to be relatively drier, while autumn and spring may see more precipitation. The average annual rainfall in Trento, the main city in the region, is around 950 millimeters (37.4 inches). However, rainfall patterns can vary across the region.
  3. Sunshine: The DOC Trento area enjoys a good amount of sunshine, particularly during the summer months. This helps with grape ripening and contributes to the quality of the wines produced in the region.
  4. Altitude: The Trento region is characterized by its mountainous terrain, with vineyards located at varying elevations. The altitude plays a significant role in the climate, with higher elevation vineyards experiencing cooler temperatures and more significant diurnal temperature variations, which can benefit grape development and flavor complexity.

These general climate characteristics provide a favourable environment for wine production in the DOC Trento area. However, local variations in climate and microclimates within the region can impact specific vineyard sites and grape-growing conditions.

On the other hand, the soils of this DOC are rich in limestone and silica. They also have excellent drainage and aeration.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Pinot Meunier, Pinot Nero

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco

In the prestigious realm of Trento DOC, effervescent artistry takes center stage through a quartet of extraordinary expressions: Spumante, Rosato Spumante, Millesimato, and Riserva.

Spumante and Rosato Spumante, embodying elegance and craftsmanship, blend Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Nero in captivating proportions. With a minimum alcohol level of 11.5%, these sparkling wonders range in sweetness, from the ethereal Brut Nature to the indulgent Dolce. Each sip unfurls a symphony of bubbles, a dance of citrus, orchard fruits, and florals that linger on the palate. A minimum of 15 months on the lees for nonvintage Spumante and Rosato Spumante ensures depth and complexity, offering a harmonious tribute to Trento's terroir.

Millesimato, the vintage-dated sparkling wine, takes transformation to new heights. Crafted from the same varietals, it experiences a metamorphosis within the bottle, undergoing second fermentation to create a symphony of bubbles that delight the senses. With a minimum of 24 months on the lees, Millesimato captures the essence of a specific year, offering a unique glimpse into the nuances of time.

Riserva, the pinnacle of dedication, unveils the true mastery of Trento DOC. Aged for a minimum of 36 months on the lees, it marries the same grape quartet, emerging as a bold and refined creation. With a minimum alcohol level of 12.0%, Riserva is restricted to the realms of Brut Nature to Brut, a range that showcases the winemaker's precision and the region's excellence.

In the Trento DOC, Spumante, Rosato Spumante, Millesimato, and Riserva encapsulate the allure of traditional Metodo Classico sparkling wines. From the artistry of the bubbles to the finesse of the aging process, each bottle offers an enchanting invitation to explore the depths of Trento's terroir and the passion of its winemaking heritage.