The territory of the Strada dei Vini del Cantico offers the possibility of choosing from among a diversified range of quality wines: there is a wine classified as DOCG (Denominazione d’ Origine Controllata e Garantita), recognition of the particular excellence attributed to some DOC wines of national and international renown and e 4 wines classified as DOC (Denominazione d’Origine Controllata), which indicates quality wines, originating from limited areas (usually of small to medium dimensions), whose oeno-chemical (dry extract, total acidity, etc.) and organolectic (colour, odour, taste) characteristics must respect the parameters dictated by the so-called “Production rules”.
The Torgiano rosso riserva DOCG production area includes the entire territory of the Town of Torgiano, with the exclusion of the alluvial land along the course of the Tiber and Chiascio rivers, as well as the lands at the bottom of the valley and along the hollows that descend on the Northern side of the hill of Brufa. This territory, the first to be awarded the DOC in Umbria in 1968, was also the first to obtain a DOCG in 1990.
The Torgiano DOC production area is that of the entire territory of the township of Torgiano, in the province of Perugia. Situated to the south-east of Perugia, it is characterised by rather low hills, between 180 and 300 meters above sea level. The soil is composed of sandy and calcareous clay on a tufaceous base. This denomination, which counted on a White and a Red wine, has been considerably enlarged and today includes a solid series of “varietal” wines, made almost exclusively from individual vine types, and a sparkling wine.