Colli del Trasimeno DOC (Trasimeno DOC) | Region in Umbria for wines dry red, rosé and white wines from the hills around Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake. A shallow freshwater lake, Trasimeno is fed by rainfall rather than rivers, Umbria being Italy’s Appennine watershed, near the geographic midpoint of the Italian peninsula. The DOC dates from 1972.
Production zone | This includes the communes of Castiglione del Lago, Citta della Pieve, Corciano, Magione, Paciano, Panicale, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Plegaro and Tuoro sul Trasimeno, all in the province of Perugia.
Terroir | Warm, filtering soils. The surrounding hills to the south and west are soft and rolling. Those to the north and east are moutainous
Colli del Trasimeno DOC Spumante | The Spumante Classico is made from any of the following: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero (70-100%), as well as optionally from other permitted white varieties (up to 30%)
Colli del Trasimeno DOC + named variety | The varietal-labelled wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Grechetto and Merlot (all also available as a Riserva). They must must consist of a minimum of 85% of the stated variety, with the balance made up of permitted varieties of the same colour.
Colli del Trasimeno DOC Bianco | Dry white which can be either still or Frizzante. A blend of Trebbiano Toscano (40-70%), with Grechetto, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio (30-60%), as well as optionally other permitted white varieties (up to 30%). Bianco Scelto is made from any of the following: Chardonnay, Grechetto, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Vermentino (85-100%), as well as optionally from other premitted white varieties (up to 15%).
Colli del Trasimeno DOC Rosato | Same blend as for the Rosso, immediately below
Colli del Trasimeno DOC Rosso | Red wines which can also be made as a Frizzante and a Riserva. Made from Sangiovese (40-70%), which may be combined with Cabernet, Ciliegiolo, Gamay and Merlot (30-60%), as well as optionally from other permitted red varieties. Rosso Scelto is made from any of the following: Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Pinot Nero (70-85%), Sangiovese (15-30%), as well as optionally from other permitted red varieties (up to 15%).
Vin Santo del Trasimeno DOC | Made from the same combination of grapes as Trasimeno Bianco.