The unique characteristics of the Trentino territory meet a centuries-old history in the art of the Trentodoc classic method, or metodo classico. Ingredients for success? High quality grapes, precision, experience, work, and time.
OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
In Trentino, wine has been made for millennia, with the first documentation coming from 3000 BC. The history of classic method sparkling wine begins in the mid-1800s, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s that one Trentino man began the tradition that would bring the Trentino classic method to worldwide recognition.
This man was Giulio Ferrari, an enologist from the San Michele Agrarian Institute of Alto Adige, today Fondazione Mach. During a trip over the Alps, Ferrari noticed orographic and climatic similarities between Champagne in France and Trentino. In 1902, he returned home to try his hand at producing a sparkling Trentino wine.
From that moment on, the process of making sparkling wine was utilized by a growing number of winemakers who are today the proud producers of Trentodoc. With the continued support of Fondazione Mach and regular developments in Trentino viticulture, in 1993 the classic method wine earned D.O.C. status (Denomination of Controlled Origins), an important certification that guarantees the quality of the production process and origins of the product. Trentodoc was the first wine to be classified as classic method in Italy, and one of the first in the world.
TRENTODOC CLASSIC METHOD
One of the most distinctive elements of Trentodoc sparkling wines is the method of production, called “classic.” Its phases of production are:
A Trentodoc can only be made by following these steps.