The territory DOC Piave
What makes a wine different? great? unique?
Is the combination of soil, climate, vine, local knowledge, agronomic and oenological techniques with a long evolution.
The territory has to be transferred to the bottle, thus allowing the wines to have their unmistakable sensory profile.
Doc Piave Area
The area of Doc Piave, in which we cultivate our 80 ha of vineyards with red and white grapes for still wines, covers a vast plain of Veneto that is confined to south by the Adriatic Sea, to the north-west by the gentle hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, is crossed by the river Piave and to north-east it borders on the region Friuli Venezia Giulia.
This region is characterized by the ancient vocation for the wine growing as is testified by the discover of several archaeological finds, moreover the first Oenological School of Italy had been founded there in 1876. More recently, the need for more rational cultivation has induced the producers to renew their vineyards, changing profoundly the production with conversion of the vineyards to specialized culture.
The soil of Doc Piave
The Area of Doc Piave is characterized by the complex composition of its soils and its different climates that enable our winery to produce wines of outstanding quality. The soils consist of alluvial sands due to frequently Piave river flooding of the fields and the vineyards during the centuries and are wetted by deep watercourses: this particular conformation of grounds gives to wines their unique flavours. In particular white wines’ aromas are enriched thanks to the “Grave” soil that is an extensive zone formed of large alluvial cones by the river Piave (and Tagliamento for our vineyard in Friuli Venezia Giulia, next to Veneto), which in the course of thousands of years, have deposited enormous quantities of chalky calcium magnesium carbonate torn from the mountains by the violence of the waters and dragged along the river beds into the valleys
The Area of Doc Piave production zone covers a vast area of Treviso province and it is characterized by several types of soils and for different microclimates: due to this aspect it’s not easy identify an unique nature for Piave wines, each vine has its history, its background and its vinification’s traditions.
Here also several international grapes had founded their ideal habitat since Nineteenth Century: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Marzemino, Pinot Noir and Refosco dal Peduncolo rosso are the reds most widespread, while Raboso Piave is most famous native vine of this area. Among whites we can taste Pinot Grigio that has found its ideal soil on Grave, then Prosecco, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Tocai (Tai), Verduzzo trevigiano e Sauvignon and the most interesting native grape Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13 (Riesling RenanoxPinot Bianco), the most famous cross made by Prof. Luigi Manzoni in the Thirties.