🇮🇹ITALIAVeneto


VENETO IS   DOCG.- 16      DOC.- 29     IGT.- 10     @Venezia

  • BIANCO= Bianchetta Trevigiana(Indigenous), Bigolana, Boschesa(Indigenous), Capriana Bianca(Indigenous), Cortese, Durella AKA=Rabbiosa, Fior d’Arancio AKA=Orange Muscat, Friulano, Garganega, Glera(Tonda/ Lunga), Malvasia, Manzoni, Marzemino Bianco, Nosiola, Pedevenda(Indigenous), Perera(Indigenous), Pinella, Recantina(Indigenous), Riesling Italico AKA=Welschriesling, Trebbiano di Soave AKA=Verdicchio, Trebbiano Toscano AKA=Ungi Blanc, Verdiso(Indigenous), Vespaiolo
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Moscato, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Blanco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Bianco
  • ROSSO= Barbera, Cavara(Indigenous), Cenerente(Indigenous), Corbina(Indigenous), Corvina(Indigenous), Corvinove(Indigenous), Croatina, Denela(Indigenous), Dindarella, Forselina(Indigenous), Freisa, Gropello, Gruaja(Indigenous), Marzemino Nero(Indigenous), Molinara, Negrara, Nigra, Oseleta, Patteresca(Indigenous), Pomella(Indigenous), Prodest, Quaiara(Indigenous), Raboso, Recantina, Rondinella, Rossetta Montagna(Indigenous), Rossignola, Sangiovese, Saorin, Sennen, Simesara(Indigenous), Soperga, Tai Rosso, Teroldego, Travigiana Nera(Indigenous), Turchetta, Turca(Indigenous), Veronese
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Garnacha, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Petite Verdot

GEOGRAFIA Italia(North-East), REGION-Veneto, LATITUDE: 45° N

  • BORDERS-Austria(North), LombardiaRegion(West), Alto AdigeRegion(North), FriuliRegion(East)
  • PROVINCIA-Belluno, Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza

TOPOGRAFIA FEATURES Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terrances

  • SLOPES/ Pre-Alps(Carnic Alps/ Eastern Dolomites), +Alt. 50mt.- 500mt.
  • On~Po~River~(South)

TERRE Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Tufa, Basalt, Sand, Limestone, Marl

CLIMA Continental,   *Summers– Hot  |  *Winters– Cold, Harsh

VITICULUTRA 95,000 ha. Planted

VINICULTURA Still/ Varietal,  Bianco,  Rosato(Chiaretto),  Rosso, Passito,  Spumante,  Vendemmia Tardiva

  • CHALLENGES– Grape Bunches Susceptible to Mold and Botrytis.
  • Passito/ Appassimneto   
    • ~Etymology~ From the Italian Verb Appassire to Wither, Referring to the Grapes After the Drying Process.
    • Grapes Bunches Picked Just Prior to the Main Harvest.(To Retain Good Levels of Acidity) Bunches Are Placed On Bamboo Bottom Baskets to Dehydrate For 6-Weeks to 4-Months In Sheds or Drying Lofts Called Fruttaio. During This Appassimento Process the Grapes Go Through a Dramatic Transformation. Physically They Lose 30%- 40% of Their Weight Through Water Evaporation.  This Changes the Skin-to-Juice-Ratio. Chemically, Acidity Decreases and Sugar Content Increases. (Changing the Fructose to Glucose Ratio.) This Process Also Raises the Levels of Polyphenols and Glycerin. (Resulting In a Richer, Darker, Silkier In Texture Wine.)
    • Management of the Appassimento Process is Paramount.  While Grapes Can’t Be Press Before December 1st. Some Producers Wait Longer, Well Into The New Year.
    • Some Producers Use Communal Facilities Where Giant Fans and Dehumidifiers Helps to Provide Ideal Conditions. Some Producers Maintain Air Circulation by Opening and Closing Large Windows On Opposing Sides of Personal Barns or Drying Rooms.

CULTURA FESTIVALS~ ~Vinitaly~ (April/ Verona)

  • GASTRONOMIAWhite Asparagus, Radicchio, Horse Meat, Duck
    • FORMAGGIO Asiago PDO.(Cow/ Hard),  Casatella Trevigiana PDO.,  Grana Padano PDO.,  Montasio PDO.,  Monte Veronese PDO., Piave PDO.(Cow/ Hard),  Provolone Valpadana PDO.(Cow/ Semi-Hard),  Taleggio PDO.

GOING THERE FESTIVALS~ ~Vinitaly~ (April/ Verona)

  • WINNER Worlds BestDtheV.com Awards- Best Wine City In Europe-Verona  (5th. Place)
    • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.

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**Veneta Wine Map Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase Maps at Delongwine.com



LUGANA DOC.     @Sirone

  • BIANCO= Trebbiano Lugana/ Turbiana AKA=Verdicchio, Incrocio Manzoni
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= Barbera, Freisa, Groppello, Marzemino, Sangiovese
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Lombardia, PROVINICA-Verona, (DOC. Laps)San Martino Della Battaglia DOC.
    • (DOCLaps)Lombardia ‘Region‘(West)
    • VILLAGES-Desenzano, Lonato, Pescheira, Sirmione
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ RollingOn~Lake~Garda~(South), On~Mincio~River~
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Calcareous, Morainic, Clay
  • CLIMA- Mediterranean With Continental Influence, INFLUENCED/ Lake Effect(Lake Guarda)
  • VITICULUTRA- 1,900 ha. Planted,    CHALLENGESBotrytis(Unwanted)
    • Estate/ Produttore- Azienda Agricola, Ancilla 1909, Borgo La Caccia(Sparkling), Ca dei Frati, Ca’ Lojera, Ca’ Mail, Citari(25ha.), Ghiraldi(32ha.), Marangona, Molceo, Montonale(25ha.), Le Morette(35ha.), Ottella, Perla del Garda, Provenza Ca’Maiol, Tommasi, Zenato
    • Vineyards- Brolettino, Orestilla
  • VINICULTURA- Superior(+AGED/ 1 yr.),  Reserva(+AGED/ 24 mo./ 6 mo. Bottle)
    • Vendemmia Tardiva(Late Harvested, Over-Ripened Grapes)
    • Spumante(METHOD/ Charmat or Classico)

SAN MARTINO Della BATTAGLIA DOC.     @Sirone

  • BIANCO= Friulano  |  ROSSO= ?
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, (DOC. Laps)Lugano DOC.
    • (DOCLaps)Lombardia ‘Region‘(West)
  • TOPOGRAFIARolling, On~Lake~Garda~(South)
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
  • CULTURA- ~Etymology~ Battaglia
    • Refers to Historic Battle In 1859 Between Sardinia Soldiers and Austro-Hungarian Soldiers.

TERRADEFORTI DOC.     @

  • BIANCO= ?
    • Internationale Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Casetta, Encantio AKA=Lambrusco a Foglia Frastagliata
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto(North), PROVINCIA-Verona
    • In Trentino DOC.(South-West), (Laps)Trentino”Region”(East)
    • COMMUNE-Brenton Belluno/ Dolce/ Rivoli(Veneto), Avio(Trentino)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • VITICULTURA-   ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Albino Armani, Letrari, Roeno

LAKE GARDA DOC.     @Garda

  • BIANCO= Bianchetta Trevigiana, Friuliano, Garganega
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc
  • ROSSO= Barbera
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, (Laps)LombardiaRegion
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling, On~Lake~Garda~(South)
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore Marangonia

BARDOLINO DOC.     @Bardolino

  • ROSSO= Corvina(+35%-80%), Rondinella(+10%-40%), Molinara(-15%), Barbara, Corvinove, Negrara, Rossignola, Sangiovese
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, West of Verona-City(7 km.)
    • BORDERS-Valpolicella DOC.(East), (Laps)Custoza DOC.(South)
    • COMMUNES-Affi, Bardolino, Bussolengo, Caprino, Cavaion, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Pastrengo, Rivoli, Sona, Sommacampagna, Torri del Benaco, Valeggio
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly, On~Lake~Guarda~(South-East), On~Adige~River~
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Glacial, Morainic
  • CLIMA- Continental, LAKE EFFECT/ Lake Garda
  • VITICULTURA- 2,800 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore Albino Piona, Bigagnoli, Bolla, Cantina di Custoza, Cavalchina, Corte Viola, Fasoli Gino, Le Fraghe, Giovanna Tantini, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Monte Del Fra, Poggio delle Grazie, Sartori, Villa Cordivig, Villabella
  • VINICULTURA- +AGED/ Stainless Steal, Novello,  Rosato(Chiaretto/ Rose-Extended Skin Contact)
    • Spumante,  Classico(Oringinal Zone),  Classico Novello,  Classico Chiaretto
  • SUB-ZONES Of BARDOLINO
    • MONTEBALDO Geography- Bardolino(North)
    • BARDOLINO CLASSICO/ La ROCCA Geography- Bardolino(West), On~Lake~Garda~
    • SOMMACAMPAGNA Geography- Bardolino(SouthEast)
  • BARDOLINO CLASSICO DOCG.     @Bardolino, Garda
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, In Bardolino DOC.(North-West)
    • VITICULTURA-haPlanted
    • VINICULTURA- Classico Chiaretto
      • Estate/ Produttore
  • BARDOLINO SUPERIORE DOCG.     @Bardolino
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, In Bardolino DOC.
    • VITICULTURA- 35 haPlanted
    • VINICULTURA- Superiore(+AGED/ Oak +1yr., +1% ABV.),  Superiore Classico
      • Estate/ Produttore Casetto, Delibori, Monte Oliveto, Valetti, Zeni

CUSTOZA DOC.     @Custoza

  • BIANCO= Trebbiano(+20%-40%), Garganega(+20%-40%) Cortese, Friulano, Malvasia
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINICA-Verona, In Bardolino DOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling
  • VITICULTURA- 1,340 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURA- Passito,  Spumante,  Superiore,   +AGED/
    • Estate/ Produttore- Albino Piona, Ca Del Magro, Lenotti, Monte Del Fra, Pasqua

VALPOLICELLA DOC.     @Valpolicella

  • ROSSO= Corvina 24%, Corvinone, Croatina, Dindarella Nero, Molinara, Negrara, Oseleta, Rondinella, Saorin, Teroldego
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona(North-West)
    • North-East of Verona-City(5 km.), BORDERS-Bardalino DOC.(West), Soave DOC.(South-East)
    • VILLAGES-Fumane, Marano, Negrar, Pescantina, St. Ambrogio, San Pietro
    • VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO **Refer to DOC. Below For Detailed Information.
    • VALPOLICELLA VALPANTENA **Refer to DOC. Below For Detailed Information.
    • VALPOLICELLA ORIENTALE Large Growing Area North-East of the City of Verona.
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley/ Terraces
    • Fan Shaped Area of Hills and Valleys
    • SLOPES/ Monti Lessini/ Hills of Illasi/ Mezzane, +Alt. 100mt.- 500mt.
    • 13 Valley Running North to South Extending From Veronese Plains Along the Eastern Banks of the Adige River and the Lessini Mountains.
      • (Avesa, Fumane, Illasi, Marcellise, Mezzane, Squaranto, Tramigna, Valpantena)
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Gravel, Clay, Sand, Volcanic, Basalt, Marl
    • Sedimentary, Limestone, Calcareous-Clay
  • CLIMA- Continental, With 4 Distinct Seasons, LAKE EFFECT/ Lake Garda
  • VITICULTURA- 8,300 ha. Planted, Tresseling– 80% Pergola, 20% Guyot
    • Marogne- Steep, Stone Wall Terraces
  • VINICULTURA- 45%-95% Corvina, Stainless Steel, Some Oak
    • Estate/ Produttore- Acinatico, Aldegheri, Allegrini, Bertani, Boscaini Carlo(14ha.), Buglioni(54ha.), Ca’ Botta, Ca’ Rugate, Cecilia Beretta,Cesari, Corte Canella, Danese, Fattori(12ha.), Il Giuva, Ilatium Morini, Latium, Marion, Monteci, Pieropan, Pietro Zardini, Le Ragose(28ha.), Quintarelli, Santa Maria, Sant’ Antonio, Santi, Sartori, Teddeschi, Tommasi, Valentina Cubi, Valpantena(Co.-Op.), Vigne di Giorgio, Villa Erbice(13ha.), Villa Mattielli, Villa San Carlo((70ha.)
    • Vineyards- La Grola, La Poja, Palazzo della Torre
  • STORIA- 100 BC. @Valpolicella Arusnates, Ancient People Who Inhabited the Area Prior to Romans.
    • 1177 @Valpolicella The Name Valpolicella is Officially Used For the Area.
    • 1968 @Valpolicella DOC. Officially Recognized.
  • CULTURA-  ~Etymology~ From Greek Vallispolis-Cellae…Meaning Valley of Many Cellars.
    • PIONEERS~Giuseppe Quintarelli~ Known as the Maestro of Veneto, For His Amarone Wine.
    • PIONEERS~ ~Arusnates~
  • SUB-ZONES Of VALPOLICELLA
  • VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO     @Negrar
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona
      • In Valpolicella DOC.(North-West), North-West of Verona-City
      • COMMUNES-Fumane, Marono, Mazzano, Negrar, Pedemonte, Sant Ambrogio, San Pietro In Cariano
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Fumane/ Marano/ Negrar)
      • SLOPES/ Monti Lessini Range, +Alt. ?
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted, AKA=The Original Zone
    • VINICULTURA- +AGED/ 2yr.
      • Estate/ Produttore- Ca’ La Bionda(29ha.), Monte del Fra, Rubinelli Vajol
  • VALPANTENA    @Grezzana
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona
      • In Valpolicella DOC.(North),  (7.5mi. Long/ 2mi. Wide)
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley, Growing Highlands North of the City of Verona.
    • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Calcareous Marl, Iron Deposits
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Produttore-
  • ORIENTALE      @
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona
      • In Valpolicella DOC.(North)
      • COMMUNES-Illasi, Marcellise, Mezzane di Sotto
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley, Growing Highlands North of the City of Verona.
    • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Calcareous Marl, Iron Deposits
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Produttore- Romano dal Forno
  • VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE DOC.     @Valpollicella
    • ROSSO= Corvina, Dindarella Nero, Molinara, Negrara, Rondinella
    • VINICULTURA- +AGED/+4yr. +1% ABV.
  • RECIOTO Di VALPOLICELLA DOC.     @Valpollicella
    • ROSSO= Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Negrara, Dindarella Nero
    • VINICULTURA- Passito/ Appassimento- Arrested Fermentation- 14 Days, +15% ABV.
      • Estate/ Produttore- Antolini, Bolla, Lenotti, Vogadori
    • STORIA- The Style of Recioto Dates Back 2,000 Years.
  • AMARONE Della VALPOLICELLA DOCG.     @Valpollicella
    • ROSSO= Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, Corvinone, Negrara, Oseleta, Dindarella Nero
    • VINICULTURA- Passito/ Appassimento**Refer to VENETO Home For Details
      • Fermented Completely Dry- 40 Days +15% ABV.
      • Reserva(+AGED/ +4yr. Prior to Release), Classico
      • Estate/ Produttore- Allegrini, Bertani, Ca’ Rugate, Dal Forno, Damoli, Fraccaroli Domenico, Marion, Masi, Monte dall Ora, Monte dei Ragni, Novaia, Tommasi, Zyme
  • VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC.     @Valpollicella
    • ROSSO= Corvina, Corvinone, Dindarella Nero, Molinara, Negrara, Oseleta, Rondinella
    • VITICULTURA-
      • Estate/ Produttore- Accordini Stefano, Aldegheri, Bertani, Buglioni, Cesari, Corteforte, Danese, Dal Cero, Farina,  Fattori, Latium Morini, Massimago(28ha.), Monte del Fra, Rubinelli Vajol, Sant’Antonio, Santi, Scriani, Tommasi, Torre d’Orti
      • Vineyards- Campofiorin
    • VINICULTURA- Ripasso/ Double Fermentation
      • Macerating and Re-Fermenting Fresh Valpolicella Wine With Previously Fermented Amarone Wines With Grape Skins and Lees.
      • The Ripasso Takes Place In February When Amarone is Taken Off the Lees. Adding a Half Barrel of Previously Fermented Young Wine to Half Barrel of Recently Pressed Passito Must. Re-Fermentation Takes 10-15 Days, Adds 2% Abv., Adds Extract and Increases Glycerine.
    • CULTURA- 1990 @Valpolicella Establishment of Offiicial DOC.
      • PIONEERS~ ~Nino Campofiorin~ 1964, Gets Credit For First Using the Ripasso Process.

SOAVE CLASSICO DOC.     @Soave

  • BIANCO= Garganega(+70%), Trebbiano di Soave AKA=Verdicchio, Trebbiano Toscano AKA=Ungi Blanc
    • Internationale Chardonnay
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona, East of Verona-City(     km.), @Hw.#A4
    • BORDERS– Valpolicella DOC.(North-West)
    • COMMUNE– Monteforte, San Martino Buon Albergo, Mezzane di Sotto, Ronca, Montecchia de Crosara, San Giovanni Ilarione, San Bonifacio, Soave, Cazzano Di Tramigna, Colognola ai Colli, Caldiero, Illasi, Lavagno, Castellaro
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraced, SLOPES/ Lessini Mountains, +Alt. 350mt.
    • BETWEEN: Illasi & Alpone & Tramigna Valleys
  • TERRE- Metamorphic”, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Basalt/ Basaltic Breccia(Black/ Grey/ Red), Chalk
    • Limestone(Mainly Stratified), Calcareous Alluvial Soil
  • CLIMA- Continental
  • VITICULTURA- 4,7oo ha. Planted, VINE TRAINING/ Pergola
    • SOAVE COLLI SCALIGERI Superior Vineyards Outside the Classical Zone
    • ADDITIONAL GEOGRAPHIC UNITS UGA.- 33 Specific Cru Vineyards. 29 Distributed Amount the Classic Area of Soave. 2 In the Eastern d’Alpone Valley’s Dark Volcanic  Soil.  3 In the West’s Calcareous Valley.
      • Broia, Brognoligo, Ca’del Vento, Campagnola, Carbonare, Castellaro, Castelcerino, Colombara Frosca, Corte Durlo, Costalta, Costalunga, Coste, Croce, Duello, Fitta, Foscarino, Menini, Monte di Colognola, Monte Grande, Paradiso, Pigno, Ponsara, Pressoni, Ronca, Rugate, Sengialta, Tenda, Tremenalto, Volpare, Zoppega
  • VINICULTURA- Cork, +AGED/ Oak, Spumante
    • Estate/ Produttore– Le Albare, La Battistelle, Ca’Rugate, Cambrago, Cantina del Castello, Cantina di Soave(Co.-Op.), Cantina di Monteforte(Co.-Op.), Casarotto, Coffele, Colato, Fasoli Gino, Fattori Fomaro, Franchetto, Gini, Gianni Tessari, I Stefanini, Inama, Monte Tondo, Montresor, Portinare, Pagani, Pieropan, Pra, Solar, Stefanini, Suavia, Villa Canestrari, Villa Mattielli, Viteis
    • Vineyards- Castel Cerino, I Capitelli, Suavia
  • CULTURA- ~Important Agricultural Heritage Systems~ Soave Traditional Vineyards.
  • SOAVE SUPERIORE DOCG.      @Soave
    • BIANCO= Garganega(+70%), Pinot Bianco, Friulano, Cortese, Riesling Italico, Serprina, Trebbiano Soave, Vespaiolo
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona
      • BETWEEN-Soave & Monteforte d’Alpone
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Rolling, Non-Contiguous(?)
    • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, More Fertile Than Classico Area
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • VINICULTURA- Superiore(Screw, +AGED/ Steel)
      • Reserva(+12.5% ABV., +AGED/ 24mo.)
      • Estate/ Produttore- Dal Cero
  • RECIOTO Di SOAVE DOCG.     @Soave
    • BIANCO= Garganega, Trebbiano Soave
      • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
    • VINICULTURA- Passito(Dried September to February/ Botrytis Can Develop, +14% ABV.)
      • Estate/ Produttore- Gini Renobilis, Suavia Acinatium, Vicentini Agostino

ARCOLE DOC.     @Arcole

  • BIANCO= Garganega, Pinot Grigio
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROSSO= ?
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona/ Vincenza
    • South-East of Verona-City(   km.), COMMUNES-(20)-
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling
  • VITICULTURA- 57  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Bixio, Sartori di Verona
  • VINICULTURA- Varietal,  Bianco(Garganega+50%),  Passito,  Fizzante,  Spumante
    • Rosato(Merlot+50%)…Novello/ Fizzante
    • Rosso(Merlot+50%)…Novello/ Fizzante/ Riserva

MERLARA DOC.     @Merlara

  • BIANCO= Friulano, Malvasia
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Marzemino, Raboso, Refosco
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona/ Padova
    • South-East of Verona-City(50km.)
    • COMMUNES-Castelbaldo, Casale di Scodosia, Masi, Merlara, Urbana
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Hilly, On~Adige~River~(North)
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Varietal,  Bianco,  Rosso,  Frizzante
    • Estate/ Produttore-

GAMBELLARA DOC.     @Gambellara

  • BIANCO= Garganega(+80%), Trebbiano
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= ?
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Vicenza
    • South-East of Verona-City(   km.)
    • Sub-Zones- Creari, Moni di Mezzo, Faldeo, San Marco, Selva, Taibane
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Hilly
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- La Biancara(Nat.Pro.), Ruggeri
  • RECIOTO Di GAMBELLARA DOCG.     @Gambellara
    • BIANCO= Garganega
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • VINICULTURA- Recioto,  Vin Santo
      • Estate/ Produttore-

COLLI BERICI DOCG.     @

  • BIANCO= Friuliano, Garganega, Manzoni Bianco
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROSSO= ?
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon 17%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Garnacha AKA=Tai Rosso, Carmenere, Merlot, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona(Central)
    • South of Vicenza-City(   km.)
    • COMMUNES-Barbarano, Castegnero, Longare, Mossano, Nanto, Villaga
  • TOPOGRAFIA- HillySLOPES/ Monte Berico, +Alt.?
    • Distintive Set of Hills That Raised In a Area In the Alluvial Po River Plains.
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Red Clay, Ancient Seabed, Sand, Gravel
  • VINICULTURA- Rosso,  Bianco,  Rosato,  Spumante
    • Estate/ Produttore- Casa Defra, Cavazza, Inama, Marcato la Giareta
  • CULTURA- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Consorzio Tutela Vini Colli Berici~

MONTI LESSINI DOC.      @

  • BIANCO= Durella AKA=Rabbiosa
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Girgio
  • ROSSO= ?
    • Internationale Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Vicenza
    • Sub-Zones- Barbarano
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Vicenza Pre-Alps, +Alt. ?
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Ca d’Or, Ca’Rugate, Fongaro, Gini Sarai,

BREGANZE DOC.     @Breganze

  • BIANCO= Vespaiolo 50%
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Gropello, Marzemino
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Vicenza
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Hilly, On~Brenta~River~
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Maculan, Vignaioli
  • TORCOLATO BREGANZE DOC.     @Breganze
    • BIANCO= Vespaiolo
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REIGON-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Vicenza
    • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • VINICULTURA- Botrytis,  Passito(Winding Bunches Around Twine, Hang From Ceiling)
      • Estate/ Produttore-

VECENZA DOC.@Vecenza

  • BIANCO= Garganega, Manzoni, Riesling Italico, Pinot Grigio, Moscato
  • ROSSO= Raboso
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Vicenza
  • TOPOGRAFIA- “Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Colli Berici Hills, On~Bacchiglione~River~
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore-

MONTELLO-COLLI ASOLANI DOC.     @

  • BIANCO= Bianchetta Trevigiana, Manzoni, Glera
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= Recantina
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Montello Hills, +Alt. ?
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Chalk, Iron Rich
  • VITICULTURA- 91 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Ida Agnoletti, Giusti’s Augusto, loredana Gasparini, Pat Del Colmel
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Benefictine Abbey of Saint’Eustachio~

MONTELLO ROSSO DOCG.     @

  • ROSSO= ?
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
    • VILLAGES– Castelcucco, Cornuda, Monfumo
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 300mt.
    • -Transition-Zone: Venetian Plain & Dolomite Alps
  • VITICULTURA- 12 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore-

PROSECCO DOC.     @Veneto

  • BIANCO= Glera Tonda/ Lunga(+85%), Bianchetta Trevigiana, Marzemina Bianca, Perera, Rabbiosa, Verdiso
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= ?
    • International Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso/ Venice/ Vicenza/ Padua/  Belluno
    • Greater Prosecco Producing Area, (Laps)Friuli Region,Multi-Appellation
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Rolling
  • VITICULTURA- 25,709 ha. Planted,  Generally Machine Harvested
    • Estate/ Produttore- Gancia, Gina, Lunetta, La Marca, Mionetto, Soligo, Tiziano, Soligo, Valdo, Le Vigne di Alice
  • VINICULTURA- SPARKLING…Method/ Charmat   |   Method/ Classico/ Sui Lieviti(On the Lees)
      • After Harvest, Vinified as White Wine Before Put In Pressurized Autoclave Tank Where Second Fermentation & Filtering is Completed. Second Fermentation Can Take Place In Less Than 4 Weeks.
    • Prosecco Hierarchy- Prosecco DOC., Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
    • Prosecco Superiore Rive DOCG., Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze DOCG.
    • Prosecco Can Be Produced As Fizzante or Spumante Depending On Amount of Pressure the Prosecco is Subjected to.
    • Prosecco Millesimato– Wine Produces From 100% of Superior Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG. Grapes.
    • **Refer to WINE STYLE/ SparklingFor Detailed Information On Charmat.
    • Col Fondo/ Sui Lieviti/ Rifermentato In Bottigia- Style Where Second/ Re-Fermentation is Achieved/ Finished In the Bottle, Not Auto-Claves. Wine Isn’t Disgorged, Causing a Cloudy Appearance.
      • The Colder Temperatures of Fall Chills the Cellars and Stops Fermentation In the Vats Before All of the Sugar In the Must Was Converted. When the Wine is Bottled In the Spring and the Temperatures Begin to Rise the Residual Sugar and Yeast In the bottle Reactivates Creating Natural Carbonation.  The Dead Yeast Settles at the Bottom Fondoof the Bottle Creating a Slightly Cloudy Wine That Become Known as Col Fondo.

ASOLO PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG.      @Asolani

  • BIANCO= Glera Tonda/ Lunga(+85%), Bianchetta Trevigiana, Marzemina Bianca, Perera, Rabbiosa, Verdiso
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= ?
    • International Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Hilly, SLOPES/ Treviso
  • VITICULTURA- 190 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Amadio, Bele Casel, Case Paolin, Cirotto, Ida Angoletti, Loredan Gasparini, Martignago, Montelvini, Pat del Colmel

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE DOCG.     @Valdobbiadene

  • BIANCO= Glera Tonda/ Lunga(+85%), Bianchetta Trevigiana, Marzemina Bianca, Perera, Rabbiosa, Verdiso
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= ?
    • International Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso, LATITUDE: 45.5° N
    • COMMUNES-(15)-Bigolino, Conegliano, Follo, Funer, Guia, Guietta, Pianezze, Ron, Sacco, San Giovanni, San Pietro di Barbozza, San Giovanni, Santo Stefano, San Vito Località, Soprapiana, Valdobbiandene, Villanova, Zeccchei
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terrances/ Valleys/ Ridges
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 50mt.- 500mt., On~Piave~River~
    • ASPECT/ South, Series of Hills Running West to East
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Ancient Sea Floor
    • Calcareous, Limestone, Marl, Sandstone, Clay, Pockets of Glacial Deposits From Dolomites
  • VITICULTURA- 7,900 haPlanted,  Vine Growers- 3,400, Wine Producers- 178, Generally Hand Harvested
    • Estate/ Produttore- Adami, Albino Armani, Andreola, L’Antica Quercia, Astoria, Bianca Vigna, Bisol, Borgoluce, Bortolomiol, Bellenda, Bisol, Ca’dei Zago, Casa Coste Piane, Colesel, Collalto, Colvendra, Conca d’Oro, Conte Collalto, Drusian, Frozza, Garbara, Malibran, Marchiori, Maschio, Masottina, Merotto, Mongarda, Nino Franco, Le Rughe, Ruggeri, Santi, Slvano Follador, Sommariva, Sorelle Bronca, La Tordera, Villa Sandi, Vincenzo Toffoli, Zardetto
    • Vineyards- Cartizze(108ha.)(Mionetto, Le Colture, Villa Sandi), Bortolomiol, Giardino, Marchiori, Masottina, Ogliano, San Floriano, Santo Stefano, San Pietro Barbozza
    • Rive- (Meaning Steep Slopes)  352 haPlanted
      • Defined as Terroir-Expressive Wines Produced Exclusively With Hand-Harvested Grapes Sourced From a Single Village or Hamlet With a Distinct Soil Type and Microclimate..  Sub-Zone Areas Based On Administrative Boundaries of the Communes and Hamlets Which Give Each Its Name Within Conegliano-Valdobbiadene.
        • On Label Mean Grapes Where Harvested by Hand From One of 43 Steep Hillsides Vineyard.
  • VINICULTURA- Prosecco, Drink Young
    • SPARKLING...Method/ Marinotti AKA=Charmat   |   Method/Classico
    • *STYLESExtra Brut–  -6 Grams/ Liter RS.   |    Brut– 6-12 Grams/ Liter RS.
      • Extra Dry– 12-17 Grams/ Liters RS.   |    Dry– 17-22 Grams/ Liter RS.
      • Rose– White Prosecco Grapes Blended With Pinot Noir. +85% Vinetage
    • **Refer to WINE STYLE/ Sparkling” For Detailed Information On Charmat.
  • CULTURA- WINE TRAILS~ ~Strada di Prosecco~
    • UNESCO. WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT~ ~Conegliano & Valdobbiadene~
      • Awarded For– Distinctive Landscape, Ciglioni(Smal Plots of Vines On Narrow Grassy Terraces, Small Villages and Farmlands.
    • FESTIVALS~ ~Conegliano Valdobbiandene Festival~ (May/ Veneto)
  • SUB-ZONES Of CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIANDENE
    • COMUNE Di CISON Di VAL’MARINO Cison di Val’Marino, Rolle
    • COMUNE Di COLLE UMBERTO Colle Umberto
    • COMUNE Di CONEGLIANO Ogliano, Scomigo
    • COMUNE Di FOLLINA Farro, Follina
    • COMUNE Di FARRA Di SOLIGO Col San Martino, Farra di Sougo(Particella 232), Soligo
    • COMUNE Di MIANE Campea, Combai, Maine, Premaor
    • COMUNE Di PIEVE Di SOLIGO Barbisano, Pieve di Soligo, Solighetto
    • COMUNE Di REFRONTOLO Refrontolo
    • COMUNE Di SAN PETRO Di FELETTO
      • Bagnolo, Rua, San Michele, San Pietro di Feletto, Santa Maria
    • COMUNE Di SANVENDEMANO Sanvendemano
    • COMUNE Di SUSEGANA Colfosco, Collalto, Susegana
    • COMUNE Di TARZO Arfanta, Corbanese, Resera, Tarzo
    • COMUNE Di VALDOBBIANDENE
      • Bigouno, Guai, San Giovanni, San Pietro di Barbozza, San Vito, Santo Stefano
    • COMUNE Di VIDOR Colbertaldo(Particella 68), Vidor
    • COMUNE Di VITTORIO VENETO Carpesica, Cozzuolo, Formeniga, Manizana
  • SUPERIORE Di CARTIZZE DOCG.     @Conegliano
    • BIANCO= Glera Tonda/ Lunga, Manzoni
      • Internationale Chardonnay
    • ROSSO=
      • Internationale Pinot Nero
    • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
      • COMMUNES-San Pietro di Barbozza, Seccol, Santo Stefano
    • TOPOGRAFIA- Hilly/ Mountainous/ Terraced
    • VITICULTURA- 108 haPlanted
      • Estate/ Produttore- Col Vetoraz, Mionetto, Villa Sandi

COLLI Di CONEGLIANO DOCG.     @Conegliano

  • BIANCO= Biachetta Trevigiano, Glera Tonda/ Lunga, Manzoni
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= Marzemino
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly
  • VITICULTURA- 49 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore-

REFRONTOLO PASSITO DOCG.     @Refrontolo

  • BIANCO= Marzemino
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt. 200mt.-300mt.
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Passito
    • Estate/ Produttore- Bernardi, De Stefani

COLLI EUGANEI DOC.     @

  • BIANCO= Bianchetta Trevigiano, Fior d’Arancio AKA=Orange Muscat, Moscato, Pinello
    • Internationale Chardonnay
  • ROSSO= Barbera, Raboso
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Padova, East of Padova-City(   km.)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Euganie Hills(Area Above Venetian Plain.), +Alt. ?
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Ca Lustra, Ca’Orologio, Conte Emo Capodilista, Vignalta

COLLI Foir D’Arancio DOCG.    @

  • BIANCO= Muscat Orange AKA=Foir d’Arancio
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, South-West of Padova-City(     km.)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ ? (Area Above Venetian Plain.), +Alt. ?
  • TERRE- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore- Bottega Petalo, Conte Emo, Vignalta

SERENISSIMA DOC.     @

  • BIANCO= ?
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
  • ROSSO= ?
    • Internationale Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Padova,  In Colli Euganei DOC.
    • East of Padova-City(     km.)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling
  • VITICULTURA-ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Rosato,  Spumante
    • Estate/ Produttore-

BAGNOLI Di SOPRA DOC.      @Bagnoli

  • BIANCO= Friulano, Marzemina
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Sauvignon Bianco
  • ROSSO= Cavrara, Refosco, Raboso, Turchetta
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Padova, South of Padua-City(25km.)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling, On~Adige~River~
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURA- Varietal,  Bianco,  Rosso,  Spumante,  Rosato
    • Estate/ Produttore- Il Dominio

FRIULARO Di BAGNOLI DOCG.     @Monselice

  • ROSSO= Raboso
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Padova, South of Padova-City(4km.)
  • VITICULTURA- 48 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURA- Vendemmia Tardiva,  Passito
    • Estate/ Produttore-

CORTI BENEDIETTINE Del PADOVANO DOC.     @Albignasego

  • BIANCO= Friulano(+50%)
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROSSO= Raboso
    • Internationale Merlot(+60%), Carmenere
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Padova, South of Padova-City(4km.)
  • VITICULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore-

RIVIERA Del BRENTA DOC.     @Brenta

  • BIANCO= Tai
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • ROSSO= Raboso
    • Internationale Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto(East), PROVINCIA-Padova/Venezia
    • East of Padova-City(   km,), COMMUNES-(20)-
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Flat/ Rolling, +Alt. 20mt., On~Brenta~River~
  • VITCULTURA- ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Produttore-

PIAVE DOC.     @Piave

  • BIANCO= Friulano, Manzoni, Verduzzo
  • ROSSO= Raboso
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso/Venice
    • North-East of Venice-City(   km.)
  • TOPOGRAFIA- Rolling
  • VITICULTURA- 478 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURA Bianco,  Rosso,  Riserva
    • Estate/ Produttore- Astoria il Puro, Cescon Italo, Vini Tonon Camul

PIAVE MALANOTTE DOCG.     @San Dona di Piave

  • ROSSO= Raboso
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso/Venice
    • North-East of Venice-City(    km.)
  • VITICULTURA- 18 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURA- Passito(15%- 30%), +AGED/ 3 Years
    • Estate/ Produttore- Bonotto delle Tezze, Cecchetto Giorgio, Rechsteiner

LISON-PRAMAGGIORE DOCG.      @Caorle

  • BIANCO= Friulano, Verduzzo, Pinot Grigio
    • Internationale Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROSSO= Refosco
    • Internationale Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Nero
  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto(South-East Coast)
    • PROVINCIA-Venice, East of Venice-City(  km.), (DOCGLaps)Friuli-VeneziaRegion
  • VITICULTURA- 371 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Produttore-


Indicazione Geografica Protetta of Veneto

  • BIANCO= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Veneto.
  • ROSSO= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Veneto.
  • VITICULTURA Wine Produced In VENETO Non-Conforming to DOC. or DOCG.

VENETO IGP.      @Veneto

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto(Greater)

ROSSO VERONA IGP.      @Veneto

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto(Greater)

VERONESE IGP.     @Verona

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Verona(Greater)
  • Estate/ Produttore-

ALTO LIVENZA IGP.      @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA– ?

COLLI TREVIGIANI IGP.      @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA– ?

CONSELVANO IGP.      @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA– ?

MARCA TREVIGIANA IGP.      @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA-Treviso(East)

VENETO ORIENTALE IGP.      @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGION-Veneto, PROVINCIA– ?

TREVENEZIE IGT.     @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia, REGIONS-(Laps)Veneto/ Trentino(Not Alto Adige)/ Friuli-Venezia Giulia

VALLAGERINA IGT.     @

  • GEOGRAFIA- Italia,  REGION-Veneto, (Laps)Trentino, PROVINCIA– ?, COMMUNE-Vallagarina
  • TOPOGRAFIA- “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Lagarina)


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.