Trentodoc, the only Metodo Classico sparkling wine from the mountains

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26 March, 2015 Thanks to highly important and innovative research that has enabled us to unequivocally ascertain a link between Trentodoc wine and its territory of origin, highlighting its “mountain” character, today, Metodo Classico sparkling wine of Trentino can proudly boast its genuine distinctive features.
The three-year research project was implemented under the title of ”New analytical methods for the geographical and varietal traceability of oenological products”. It involved the co-operation of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, a partnership with the Edmund Mach Foundation and with the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
The results are to be published by the end of 2015. Using innovative analytical tools (two-dimensional gas chromatography and mass spectrometry) applied for the first time to an Italian sparkling wine, 43 samples of Trentodoc were analysed. The results revealed up to 1,700 volatile compounds (ten times more than those known to date and in amounts similar to more complex prestigious red wines).
 It was demonstrated that 200 of these compounds have concentrations characteristic of Trentodoc: in particular, about one hundred aromas (included in the volatile compound category) are synthesized in the grapes due to significant fluctuations in temperature (and not, for example, due to production processes), with a high concentration range that is specific to the area.
Such data indicates a strong link with the mountain territory. If a Metodo Classico sparkling wine contains significant amounts of these compounds, this means that specific grapes are used and that the wine can only be a Trentodoc. The research also analysed and examined other Italian sparkling wines, however, none of these were found to have a high number of concentrations linked to the grapes or temperature fluctuations.