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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Mach Riserva del Fondatore Brut Trento DOC

Trentino has a long tradition of sparkling winemaking, dating back to the 19th century. Here, vineyards are surrounded by the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, about 3,000 ft a.s.l. TRENTODOC Metodo Classico (champenoise method) was awarded the DOC appellation in 1993 and in 2007 it became a regional trademark.

Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Sparkling
Varietals: 70 % Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Nero

Vineyard Location: Maso Togn and Telve
Orientation: South West
Elevation: 700 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Simple Trentino pergola and Vertical-trellised with guyot training
Vines/Acre: 2,425
Soil: Maso Togn: morainic deposit with marly-calcareous texture/Telve: pebbly, sandy, well drained, derive

Traditional white wine vinification, fermentation ­partially in stainless steel, partially in oak barriques. ­Second fermentation with Classic (Champenois) method occurs the following spring

Aging Process
Maturing and yeast refermentation for 4 years and subsequent disgorgement. 4-5 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw-yellow with golden highlights
Bouquet: Well-rounded, complex aroma; harmonious blend of yeast and fruitiness
Flavor: Fine perlage makes it silky and lingers on the palate
Pairings: It is the perfect aperitif, but can also accompany the entire meal. Serve chilled, in a broad bowled glass, at a temperature between 8 and 12 °C

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 10,000 bottles