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Trentodoc becomes Institute Supporter

Trentodoc becomes Institute Supporter

The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that Trentodoc, the organisation representing the appellation (Denominazione di origine controllata) for white and rosé sparkling wine in Trentino, Italy, has become a Supporter of the Institute.

Istituto Trento DOC was founded by producers in 1984. Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) status was awarded to the Trentino region in 1993, and 2007 saw the creation of the Trentodoc regional trademark. 41 sparkling wine producers, all using the classic method, are currently members of the Istituto.

Trentino is situated between the Dolomites and Lake Garda. The region’s alpine setting ensures pure, clean air and water, excellent soil, and a wide temperature variation between day and night, which aids flavour development. The grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Blanc are permitted, and they must be grown in a well-defined area within the Province of Trento.

Enrico Zanoni, President of Istituto Trento DOC, said “We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with an organisation of the prestige and authority of the Institute of Masters of Wine. This synergy is a source of pride for our forty-one associated sparkling wine producers, and the entire Trentino region. We see this relationship as an acknowledgement of the quality of our wine, which is an example of Italian-made excellence, and an expression of the uniqueness of the mountain territory of Trentino.”

Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine, Sarah Jane Evans MW, said “I am delighted that we are going to be working with Trentodoc. It develops and deepens our relationship with Italy, already established through the Istituto Grandi Marchi, and our Symposium in Florence 2014.”

Trentodoc becomes the Institute’s second Italian Supporter after Istituto Grandi Marchi. The Institute now has 25 Supporters from eleven countries.

Ends (18 Mar 2015)

Ben McKeown
Communications Manager, Institute of Masters of Wine
T: +44 (0)207 383 9131