The wine estates of Garda Trentino nestle on sunny, south-facing slopes, protected by the high mountains to the north. This is where the mild climate for winegrowing is at its finest: both international and numerous indigenous grape varieties appreciate the excellent location and have flourished in Garda Trentino for centuries.
What better way to accompany a lake trout than a glass of Nosiola white, the symbol par excellence of the Valle dei Laghi? Or how about a full-bodied Cabernet, Marzemino or Merlot paired with tasty carne salada in the evening? These are just a few of the many DOC wines that can be tasted at the local wineries, wine merchants and restaurants.
In addition to these well-known grape varieties, in recent times special attention has been paid to the Schiava and Lagrein varieties, which form the basis for modern, fruity rosé wines, ideal for combining with pasta dishes or other starters. They can also be served chilled as an aperitivo in the warmer months.
A true gem and the pride of the entire local wine industry is Trentodoc, whose fine, vigorous perlage has seen it rise to a leading position among sparkling wines of international standing. Whether for making a toast or served with a superior fish or vegetable dish, Trentodoc always makes a good impression and is a delight for connoisseurs and wine-lovers alike.
And, if the meal is coming to an end, the Vino Santo Trentino DOC is the perfect accompaniment for fine cheese courses and desserts. What the experts call the “passito dei passiti” is a Slow Food choice that pays homage to Trentino tradition and is made from Nosiola grapes from the Valle dei Laghi. Every afternoon, summer and winter, the wind known as the Ora blows up from Lake Garda and across these lakes, providing constant ventilation while drying the grapes.