Download: Methius, Cantina Dorigati - Wine description
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History of Methius
The Trentino is a land undoubtedly suited to the production of base sparkling wines.
If a hand-crafted production is added, respecful of traditions, this then produces TRENTODOC, tthat is the classical method of Trento. It is from these assumptions that in1986 METHIUS TRENTO DOC was created thanks to the friendship between oenologist friends: Carlo Dorigati and Enrico Paternoster.
The Trento Doc Methius is produced only in reserve typology, solely to highlight the excellent quality of this product and its uniqueness.
The ageing wine cellar, located in Mezzocorona (Trentino), dates back to the early years of the 20th century, is completely underground and constructed with "barrel vaults" almost entirely in square stone.
Here the Methius bottles rest for 60 months, at a temperature and humidity that remain constant throughout the year.
The name "Methius" comes from a local toponym that associates the origin of the product to the native territory.
The etymon of the name chosen is lost in history. Everybody knows that already by 1150 (Prince Bishop and Count Meinhard II of Tyrol) the name of the two small villages situated in "Piana Rotaliana" were: Methius Coronae (today Mezzocorona) and Methius Sancti Petri (today Mezzolombardo) where the common radical "Methius" derives from the celtic and from the vulgar latin..