"As if handmade remuage was a direct bridge to the past - a way to prevent us from forgetting where we come from - and thus redefining our identity, each time we shake the bottles, so we can face the future with greater serenity".
TRENTODOC is the “Metodo Classico” spumante from Trentino.
It is a special wine, because it is subject to the fascinating "Metodo Classico" production process, which requires lots of skill, plenty of passion, and a long wait.
PISONI E TRENTODOC
Production of PISONI TRENTODOC is cared for like a precious family treasure.
The Pisoni family, among the top winemakers in Trentino and among the founding members of the Istituto Trento Doc, can boast a long history in the art of the “Metodo Classico” spumante - an ancient tradition with roots in the early Seventies, when only a few companies in Trentino were producing TRENTODOC.
IL PISONI TRENTODOC
The unique nature of PISONI TRENTODOC is derived from the unique nature of the Valle dei Laghi [Valley of the Lakes], located between Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites, a territory with truly unique characteristics, which are reflected in the refinement of every single bottle.
THE PISONI PRODUCTION SYSTEM
By hand collecting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, cultivated partially in the bottom of the valley and partially on the terraced hillsides of the Valle dei Laghi, we obtain the BASE WINE, to which, in the Spring following the harvest, we add sugar and yeast, before bottling it (tirage).
Rest inside the bottle and the work of the yeast are the cause of the second fermentation. This is why TRENTODOC is also defined as a "wine that is refermented in the bottle".
PRISE DE MOUSSE
The PRISE DE MOUSSE is the process through which carbon dioxide is developed, which can be seen in the glass by its classic perlage. It is the result of refermentation and rest in the bottle, which takes place in our cool cellar carved out of the rock. The cellar is a tunnel obtained from an old air raid shelter built in the mountainside during the Second World War. It is entirely unique, as it guarantees a naturally constant temperature of 12 °C all year round.
The maturing period for PISONI TRENTODOC varies from a minimum of 24 months, to an average of 3 years, to 80-90 months for the RISERVA PISONI, which are fundamental in reaching significant sensory complexity.
This is another phase in the “Metodo Classico” spumante-making process.
PISONI TRENTODOC bottles are set out on special wooden stands, also called pupitres, which help to correctly perform the daily remuage: bottles are carefully turned and shaken for 22-24 days, so that the yeast will collect in the neck, just beneath the temporary crown cap. In order to facilitate the gradual rotation, each bottle is marked on the bottom with a white pain mark, which can even be seen on the finished product: a mark that uniquely distinguishes each bottle of PISONI TRENTODOC.
Also referred to as dégorgement, this operation makes it possible to remove the yeast deposit which, as a result of the remuage phase, has formed in the neck of the bottle, allowing us to obtain a clear finished product.
Each bottle, after the neck is frozen - allowing us to block the yeast deposit in place - is opened. Thanks to the internal pressure developed during refermentation, this allows the deposit itself to be expelled from the bottle.
At this point, before being closed with a cork and safety cage, the bottles are topped up with fine wine and a few drops of the precious and secret liqueur d'expédition - the finishing touches to the personality of each PISONI TRENTODOC.