The Trento PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White Spumante and Rosé Spumante (incl. Reserve).
The production area of Trento PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the Autonomous Province of Trento.
White Spumante (incl. Riserva), Rosé Spumante (incl. Reserve): Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco and/or Pinot Nero and/or Meunier.
Description of product typologies
Trento PDO Spumante Bianco has a straw yellow colour, varying in intensity and a fine and persistent perlage; the nose reveals fruity fragrances of apple, citrus and tropical fruit, with hints of white flowers, bread crust and biscuity notes; it is fresh and sapid on the palate, with light roasted aromas and a slightly almondy sensation. It can display Riserva on the label if the wine has remained on the lees for a minimum period of 36 months.Trento PDO Spumante Rosé is pink in colour, varying in depth, and has a thin perlage; the nose opens with hints of almond which immediately give way to notes of grapefruit, strawberry and orange, with traces of peony; it is fresh, smooth and creamy on the palate, with aromas of fruit and pastries. It can display Riserva on the label if the wine has remained on the lees for a minimum period of 36 months. Grapes destined for the production of Trento PDO wines must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 9%, and 10% for Riserva wines. Only the Classico method of secondary fermentation in bottles is permitted for the production of Trento PDO sparkling wines, including shaking and disgorgement.The elaboration process involves a minimum period of 15 months on the lees, 36 months for Riserva wines. This period commences from the bottling date and, in any case, not before January 1st of the year following that of the grape harvest. Trento PDO Spumante and Trento PDO Spumante Rosé wines that have remained on the lees for at least 24 months can indicate the year in which the grapes were produced on the label.