Regione Piemonte

The Tinca Gobba Dorata

Last update 21 February 2019

The Tinca Gobba Dorata is a variant of the common tench and has a predominantly reddish-yellow color.

Another feature that differentiates it from the common tench is the presence of a hump at the height of the first cervical vertebrae.

It is considered a food with delicate meats and of considerable protein value and has always represented a source of economic income.

The Tinca Dorata is produced in what was formerly called the "Pianalto di Poirino", which includes the municipalities of: Poirino, Isolabella, Pralormo, Carmagnola, Villasteloone, Santena (in the province of Turin); Dusino San Michele, Valfenera, Cellarengo (in the province of Asti); Montà, Santo Stefano Roero, Monteu Roero, Somariva Perno, Pocapaglia, Sanfrè, Sommariva del Bosco, Ceresole d'Alba (in the province of Cuneo).

IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2008 THE "TINCA GOBBA DORATA DEL PIANALTO" OBTAINED THE RECOGNITION OF DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN PROTECTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.