The best 10 Trentodocs of the 2022-23 season
In the mood for sparkling wine? Today and over the next few days we're highlighting the best Italian sparkling wines divided by area of production. Let's start with Trentino.
The Trento area is recognized as one of the most vocated for the production of Italian sparkling wines, and it is from here that some of the absolute champions of our sparkling wines come from. Here are our top 10 Trentodocs, as they emerged from tastings conducted over the course of this year.
This of Trento Doc sparkling wines is the only denomination where the acronym DOC has become part of the name, thanks to the communication work done by the producers' consortium. A unique word that is easy to memorize and sounds good. It indicates classic method sparkling wines that come from hillside vineyards (the vineyard plots designated for Trentodoc production reach up to 800 meters above sea level), vineyards that are really very beautiful and offer remarkable widespread quality.
We are in the Italian homeland of Chardonnay, which is present-alone or combined with Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir-in practically all the sparkling wines of the area, with the obvious exception of the Blanc de Noirs. We are dealing with balanced sparkling wines, with organoleptic characteristics clearly traceable to the grape varieties of origin. These characteristics are positively influenced by the significant temperature range between day and night, to which the grapes are subjected in the last stage of ripening and which gives the wines that finesse of aromas that characterizes them.
But cut the chatter, here are our rankings, the wines with the same score are in alphabetical order according to producers. To read the organoleptic description of the wines, click on the names.
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