Trento Doc Institute

Created in 1984, The Trento Doc Institute protects the quality of the production methods used to make Trentodoc sparkling Italian wine.
The quality, origin, method and distribution of Trentodoc sparkling wine is guaranteed and protected thanks to the institute’s supervision.

Selected base grapes, strictly Trentino terrain, second fermentation in the bottle and extended contact with the lees are the features that make the Trentodoc metodo classico stand out from other sparkling wines.There are 49 Trentodoc producers, all highly qualified and carefully chosen since, in order to produce a special sparkling Italian wine, the vine on its own is not enough.

Trademark 

Calice con logo Trento Doc su sfondo bianco e nero
Bottiglia spumante Trento Doc stappata
Logo Trento Doc
The trademark: a name, a symbol.

The trademark, which is carried by every bottle of produced by Trentodoc winemakers, comes from the combination of the name of its city of origin, Trento, with the suffix DOC, which stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (controlled designation of origin), and indicates the wine’s appellation. The Trentino, from Lake Garda up to the border of the Alto Adige region, is the land of the Trentodoc, a top quality sparkling Italian wine made with the metodo classico.

The Trentodoc trademark features a two “o” design, highlighting one of the most distinctive phases of the metodo classico, the remuage. This is the process, followed by producers of Trentodoc wines, of rotating the bottle by hand on traditional wooden riddling racks, while the wine is resting.

Regulations 

Bottiglia versa spumante in due calici con logo Trento Doc
Bottiglie di spumante nere e vuote in diagonale
Grappolo uva bianca Trento Doc
The “Trento” controlled designation of origin (DOC) is reserved for white and rosé sparkling Italian wines obtained through the second fermentation method while in the bottle, which meet the terms and requirements established by current production regulations.

The regulations are vital as it is through this document that the basic rules for Trento D.O.C. production are regulated.

Signed by all Trentodoc producers, it is a guarantee of the following fundamental principles:
  • The seriousness of the cultivation and attention when selecting grape varieties, 
  • only Trentino grapes, 
  • original grape varieties: Chardonnay and/or Pinot Blanc and/or Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier,
  • use of the process of second fermentation in the bottle, 
  • extended contact with the lees and related maturation times. 
However, the Trentino sparkling wine producers actually apply a much stricter and more severe set of rules than the regulations require. The time the wine rests on its lees, for example, is much longer, which is solely in the interests of improving the end quality of every single bottle of Trentodoc sparkling wine from the mountains.



The provincial enoteca 

Bottiglie spumante piene all'Evento Bollicine 2012
Palazzo Roccabruna, right in the old downtown of Trento, is Trentino’s provincial enoteca where you can try all the Trentodoc labels.

This elegant sixteenth century building provides a permanent base for meetings and educational sessions covering local food and wine traditions, and is an important reference point for both the public and those working in the sector. The enoteca hosts exhibitions of Trentino wine bottles from the last century, as well as a complete collection of Trentodoc sparkling Italian wine from the mountains, including some rare examples and old vintages that are preserved in the building’s wine cellar.

The Mach Foundation 

Vista edificio della Fondazione Edmund Mach
Trentodoc, like the whole of the Trentino wine world, is supported by the Mach Foundation, an important organisation that conducts research and training.

Since 2008, it has continued the activities of the historic San Michele all’Adige Agrarian Institute, which was founded in 1874. It is no less than a citadel of agriculture, extending over 14 hectares. With rooms, greenhouses, laboratories, offices and 70 hectares of arable land in the San Michele all’Adige municipality (16km from Trento), the Mach Foundation has attained important milestones at an international level in training, research and technology transfer in the agricultural, food and environmental sectors.

In its 150 years of existence, it has contributed to the diffusion of knowledge in agricultural engineering, viticulture and enological studies, and has trained the best oenologists from the Trentino region and Italy as a whole.

The foundation is organised in the following way:
  • a Study and Training Centre attended by more than 1,000 students from all over Italy,
  • a Technology Transfer Centre that conducts applied research and experimentation, offering advice and support to businesses in the agricultural, forestry and environmental sectors,
  • a Research and Innovation Centre exclusively dedicated to sustainable agriculture and the conservation of biodiversity.