Red wines

The Doc Piave area has always been considered a land of great red wines. The great variety of soils and microclimates result in a huge range of different types of wine. It's difficult therefore to point out a "general character" for the Piave wines, different for typology and history, environment and wine making traditions.


Cabernet, native of Bordeaux in France, is one of the most popular red grapevines in the world for the production of wines of remarkable quality and longevity. It has an excellent ability to adapt not only to very different climates, but also to various winemaking techniques used to produce wines with an intense colour and rich in tannins.
Cabernet Doc Piave is one of the great red wines of the Piave Area. It finds its natural habitat in the east Veneto; it’s an easy-to-drink, fresh and tannic wine.


This black grape variety of French origin was introduced in Veneto in the nineteenth century and mistaken immediately for Cabernet Franc, despite the significant differences. Carmenere was reintroduced with its original name during the 2008 harvest thanks to important rediscovery and development activities operated by the Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini del Piave. The Carmenere wine has a herbaceous aroma that weakens with ageing and thanks to its full-bodied character it is ideal with roasted meat and aged cheeses.


Malanotte is a refined and elegant variation of the Raboso Piave grapevine. Its name is due to a little village, Malanotte di Tezze di Vazzola, cradle of the Raboso Piave native red vine.
Malanotte is a full bodied and intense wine, softer than Raboso Piave, and different from it also because an amount of 15%-30% of its grapes go through a drying process.
This variety has been harvested for the first time in autumn 2008 and it will be ready to be sold starting from 2011, that is after a 3 year ageing. It has a deep ruby red colour verging on garnet red, a dry flavour and a characteristic scent of cherry.


Merlot is a black grape variety coming from the Bordeaux zone in France and its name was given by the special preference that blackbirds have for its berries. It’s widely planted in Italy since the nineteenth century, mostly in the Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. This grapevine prefers cool and humid soils, and the vineyards along the banks of the Piave river are the perfect example of the ideal environment for its maturation.
Merlot Doc Piave has a dense ruby red purplish colour and a dry, warm and tannic taste. It’s perfect to enjoy with first courses with meat sauce and game.

Pinot nero

Pinot Nero, or Pinot Noir, is one of the most difficult red grapevine variety to cultivate and vinify because it needs particular climate conditions to grow and express its best potentiality which results in superb class and extremely elegant wines with a colour that is never too red and a characteristic aroma of small red fruits. It finds in the clayey soils of medium texture of the province of Treviso the perfect microclimate for its maturation resulting in a fine, elegant, fruity and full-bodied wine.

Refosco dal peduncolo rosso

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso takes its name from its red stem. It is a native grapevine of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region where, until the arrival of Cabernet and Merlot, it was the most planted variety and now it is grown also in eastern Veneto, between the Livenza and Tagliamento rivers.
Refosco has an intense ruby red colour with violet highlights, hints of spice and black pepper that turn over on the palate, ending with a hint of bitter chocolate that makes it match perfectly with roasted meats and poultry.