The Incroci Manzoni

The Incroci Manzoni grapevines, except for Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13 which is cultivated in many regions of Italy, are grown mostly in the Treviso province, where the clones cultivated are just Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25 (Raboso Piave x Moscato d'Amburgo) and Incrocio Manzoni 2.15 (Prosecco x Cabernet Sauvignon).

Incrocio Manzoni 2.15

Incrocio Manzoni 2.15, or Manzoni Rosso, is the result of a series of artificial inseminations between Prosecco x Cabernet Sauvignon developed by Prof. Luigi Manzoni, Principal of Viticulture and Enology School of Conegliano, during the first series of his experiments (1924-1930) on genetic improvements of the grapevine through cross-breeding.
Now its cultivation is limited mostly to the Treviso province, where in the '50s and '60s it was widely planted, and in some area of the Veneto region it was included among the Doc Colli di Conegliano, Colli Euganei, Montello, Piave and Colli Asolani. The Incrocio Manzoni 2.15 grapevine has a strong vegetative vigor and a satisfactory productivity. It prefers heavy, clayey and hillside soils. The bunches are medium and medium-small sized, the grape is bluish-purple with a thick skin and a spheroid-ellipsoid form.
The wine has a good alcoholic strength and a deep purplish-red colour. It’s slightly tannic and pleasantly delicate, with a fruity scent of blackberries and raspberries.

Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25

Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25, or Manzoni Moscato, is the result of the pollination between Raboso x Moscato d'Amburgo during the second series of Prof. Luigi Manzoni’s experiments (1930-1935). Since he was very fond of Raboso Piave, he wanted to create a vine that would have produced a more gentle and pleasant wine, maintaining the original characteristics of Raboso.
Currently Manzoni Moscato is grown only in a few small areas of the Treviso province and the entire production is used to obtain a sparkling, sweet and bright pink wine with a fruity scent of small berries, hints of vanilla and ripe citrus fruits and a pleasantly dry aftertaste.