Viticultural and oenological zonation of DOC Piave Area
Since March 2007 Manzoni Bianco has been considered one of the autochthonous of Area DOC Piave (together with Raboso Piave and Verduzzo) and inserted into an important project of zonation, promoted by Consortium for the Protection of Piave DOC wines in association with the Experimental Institute for Viticulture of Conegliano and coordinated by Veneto Agricoltura.
Doc Piave Zonation: the project
This project of viticultural and oenological zonation of Piave DOC wines will involve the area during the next 4 years analysing 120 representative vineyards of this area, and aims at individuating the characteristics of different soils according to the clone and wine varieties.
The projects would determine the interaction between vines and environment which are able to give the best results in terms of quality and in relation to market. It represents an essential element in the strategy of qualification of wine productions of Piave Area, giving an identity to products through a weighty viticulture in this prestigious area.
Also our vinery, since the beginning engaged to promote the distinctiveness of productive territory of Piave Area characterized for its high wine vocation, is actively involved into this important research to bring out the potentiality of our autochthonous grape, and especially of Manzoni Bianco or Manzoni 6.0.13.
Beginning from next harvest 2009, Manzoni Bianco will be identified with DOC (Controlled Appellation of Origin), according to the new Disciplinary of National Commission.