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Torgiano

DOC area for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Umbria, The name derives from "Torre di Giano" (Tower of Janus - Janus is the two-faced ancient Roman deity). The foundation stone for the DOC classification was in the 1970s by the wine legend Giorgio Lungarotti (+1999). The zone includes parts of the eponymous municipality Torgiano in the province of Perugia. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, may be on the bottle label Vigna followed by the layer name.

The Bianco is going out Trebbiano Toscano (50-70%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 30%) pressed. The wine types Rosso and Rosato are out Sangiovese (to 50%) generated. The spumante is made from Pinot Nero = Pinot Noir (max 50%), Chardonnay (max 50%) and other approved varieties (max 15%). The vendemmia tardiva ( late vintage ) is produced from Chardonnay (to 50%). The Vin Santo is made from Trebbiano Toscano (50-70%). The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% may be other approved varieties. These are the three white wines Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) and Riesling Italico ( Riesling ), as well as the three red wines Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir, The Torgiano Rosso Riserva got in 1991 the DOCG status.

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