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Italy’s Trentino Named Wine Region of the Year

By December 26, 2020Top News

Trentino, Italy, was named Wine Region of the Year 2020 by Wine Enthusiast as part of the publication’s annual Wine Star Awards. With 10,000 hectares and representing just 1.6% of the vine-covered area in Italy, Trentino produces internationally acclaimed wines from its 164 wineries and 7,000 winemakers. In the region, 70% of the land can be found at over 3,200 feet, 20% above 6,500 feet and 94 peaks exceeding 9,800 feet in altitude. Given the unique environment, winemakers grow grapes, 77% white and 23% red overall, on small parcels of land amid the mountains. Trentino produces one million hectoliters of wine annually, of which 80% is used to produce DOC wine; this is one of the highest percentages of use on a national scale. The wineries of Trentino continue to play an increasingly prominent role in the conversation of high-quality and sustainability.


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