TORGIANO PROCEDURAL GUIDELINE
The following technical and production aspects, an essential part of the present procedural guideline, are noteworthy:
- Vineyard varietals: the vineyards for Torgiano DOC and DOCG are those traditionally cultivated in the Torgiano area: for the reds Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo, joined in the ‘60s by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; for the whites, besides the native Trebbiano and Grechetto varietals, there are also Vermentino as well as Chardonnay.
- Canopy management, planting distance and pruning systems: besides the traditional guyot, spurred cordon is also allowed, both simple (only on one side) or double (on both sides), in order to have a rational canopy exposure and management, thus allowing growers to contain the yield within the procedural guideline limits.
- Vinification: since the beginning, traditional vinification has been adopted in the area for full-bodied wines, for which a certain period of wood and bottle aging is mandatory.
TORGIANO DOC AND DOCG APPELLATIONS
- DOCG: Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG
- Rosso di Torgiano DOC
- Bianco di Torgiano DOC
- Chardonnay di Torgiano DOC
- Cabernet Sauvignon di Torgiano DOC
- Torgiano Spumante DOC
- Torgiano Vin Santo DOC
- Torgiano Vendemmia Tardiva DOC
Listed above are the denominations that are regularly declared, year after year; in addition to these are several other DOC Torgiano denominations which have never been claimed by local producers (Merlot di Torgiano, Pinot Grigio di Torgiano, Pinot Nero di Torgiano, Riesling Italico di Torgiano).