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Vino Santo & Co
From Vine to Glass

Trentino DOC Vino Santo and Beyond

Mountain Wines with Character 

Trentino DOC Vino Santo is undeniably the most exquisite product from Garda Trentino's vineyards. This wine owes its special name to its production process, with the grapes made into wine during Holy Week (“Settimana Santa”). After the harvest in October, the grapes from the indigenous Nosiola vine are laid out on a special wooden grille (“aréla”) and exposed to the Ora wind to dry.

The grapes then lose around 80% of their volume, with every 100 kilos of raw fruit producing some 16 litres of grape must following drying. The grapes are pressed shortly before Easter during a festival to celebrate the process, with the fine juice then stored in oak barrels for at least six years. This protracted manufacturing process allows Vino Santo to be kept for 50 years and more.

Its dark gold colour and the almost oily character of Vino Santo Trentino DOC make this wine a noble accompaniment for high-quality cheeses and elegant desserts. But the Vino Santo can develop its full strength even in its purest form, as a wine for a meditative mood. It is a masterpiece that also meets the strict quality criteria of the “Presidio Slow Food” and regarded by experts as the “nectar of nectars”.

Yet, the vineyards of Garda Trentino, sheltered by mountains and blessed with a mild climate, produce many other outstanding wines, perfect for complementing local dishes. Cabernet, Marzemino, Merlot, Schiava, Nosiola... Enthusiasts can embark on a true journey of exploration into mountain wines!

An absolute must on this path is tasting Trentodoc, the flagship of Trentino's winemaking culture, earning its distinguished place among international sparkling wines, thanks to its delicate and intense bubbles.

WINERIES
 
Comano
Azienda Agricola Maso alle Rose
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regional produce
Valle dei Laghi
Azienda Agricola Gino Pedrotti
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regional produce
Valle dei Laghi
Casimiro Grappa e Vino
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regional produce
Valle dei Laghi
Azienda Agricola Pravis
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regional produce
Valle dei Laghi
Cantina Toblino
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regional produce
Arco
Azienda Agricola Biologica Maso Giare Bottega Hofladen
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regional produce
Arco, Surroundings
Cantina Mezzacorona
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regional produce
Arco
Madonna delle Vittorie
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regional produce
Ledro
Sartori Organic Farm
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regional produce
nosiola trails
A walk through the cultivations of Nosiola, an indigenous grape variety of the Valle dei Laghi whose grapes are dried on special racks (called arèles) to produce Vino Santo Trentino.
Nosiola vineyards | © Archivio Garda Trentino (ph. Watchsome), Garda Trentino
Easy
Valle dei Laghi
Nosiola Trail 2
Distance 7,2 km
Duration 2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 266 m
Altitude difference (-) 267 m
Status
open
Coltivi della Nosiola | © Armin Huber, Garda Trentino
Easy
Valle dei Laghi
Nosiola Trail 3
Distance 10,3 km
Duration 3 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+) 337 m
Altitude difference (-) 337 m
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Lake Toblino | © Armin Huber, Garda Trentino
Easy
Valle dei Laghi
Nosiola Trail 1
Distance 12,1 km
Duration 3 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+) 140 m
Altitude difference (-) 146 m
Status
closed