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DOCG wines of Veneto

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Wine production of Veneto

Veneto is one of the most important Italian regions for the surface addressed to the cultivation of the vine and the wine production, above all thanks to its geography. According to the territorial point of view, in fact, it is a variegated region as there are mountains, hills, plains and coasts.

Then, there is also the presence of the biggest Italian lake, Lake Garda, which microclimate plays an important role, because it mitigates the seasons enhancing the development of peculiar local microclimates.

DOCG wines of Veneto

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DOCG wines of Veneto are 14:

1. Amarone della Valpolicella, received the recognition of DOCG in 2009. It is obtained by the withering of grapes preserved in “fruttai” for 100/120 days. Intense red colour, fruity taste and perfume. It is perfect with second courses of meat, game and seasoned meat.

2. Bagnoli Friularo or Friularo di Bagnoli. Thanks to the acidity of the grapes that allow to use different techniques of vinification, there are 4 different types:

– Friularo DOCG, fresh ruby red wine suitable to pair dishes with hare, goose, stewed meat, grilled eel.

– Friularo Riserva DOCG wine with a ruby colour suitable to pair with fat meats.

– Friularo Vendemmia Tardiva DOCG, strong wine that pair boiled meat, brasato or blue cheese.

– Friularo Passito DOCG, sweet wine perfect with dark chocolate or the dried confectionery.

3. Bardolino Superiore, is obtained mainly from grapes of Corvina Veronese. With a ruby red colour, slightly fruity and perfectly paired with pasta, risotto, ravioli, lasagna.

4. Colli Asolani – Prosecco o Asolo – Prosecco. It is a wine with a straw yellow colour, more or less intense, produced in different types.

5. Colli di Conegliano, produced in the types White, Red, Refrontolo Passito and Torchiato di Fregona.

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6. Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio or Fior d’Arancio Colli Euganei, wine obtained from the grapes of the variety Yellow Moscato for at least the 95%, called Fior d’Arancio for the smell that remind the perfume of orange blossom, white flower of the citrus. Produced in three versions: classic, Spumante and the dry version, the most recent.

7. Conegliano Valdobbiadene – Prosecco o Conegliano – Prosecco o Valdobbiadene – Prosecco. With a straw yellow colour, this wine is produced in the 15 municipalities among the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG has three varieties Spumante, sparkling, still.

8. Lison, intense and elegant wine really peculiar. It has a bright straw yellow colour, perfectly paired with sea bass and sea bream, but also white meat.

9. Montello Rosso or Montello, dry and strong wine with a ruby red colour.

10. Piave Malanotte or Malanotte del Piave, wine which name derives from an ancient village of the lowest part of Piave. Perfectly paired with chocolate or jam cakes.

11. Recioto della Valpolicella, wine with an intense ruby red colour, particularly suitable to pair dessert and blue cheese.

12. Recioto di Gambellara, is produced in two varieties, Recioto di Gambellara classic and Recioto di Gambellara Spumante.
Going on with the withering, the wine Gambellara Vin Santo DOC is produced, the only Vin Santo of Veneto.

13 Recioto di Soave, wine with a straw yellow colour perfect with Pandoro of Verona and any type of dried confectionery.

14. Saove Superiore, straw yellow colour, perfect to be paired with aperitifs, first and second courses, dishes of fish and white meats.

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