Casteller DOC is produced in 48 municipalities located in some of the main valleys of the Province of Trento: Valle dell'Adige, Valle di Cembra, Vallagarina, Valle del Sarca and Valsugana. It consists of a blend based mainly on Merlot grapes mixed with other important local vines. Probably due to short-sighted choices, the denomination has almost disappeared: both producers and consumers have therefore focused on other products.
The color is intense and very intense ruby red; the scent is vinous; the flavor is dry, not very structured.
- grapes quintals / hectare: 150
- wine hectoliters / grapes quintal: 70%
- wine hectoliters / hectare: 105
- Casteller DOC: 11,0%
- temperature: 16°C / 61°F
- glass: medium wine glass
- longevity: 2-5 years