The Territory

The DOC Piave area

Manzoni Bianco 6.0.13, or Incrocio Manzoni, is a native grapevine of the province of Treviso.

The Doc Piave area, one of the largest in northern Italy, covers a vast plain in the Veneto region, between the provinces of Treviso and Venice. It is crossed by the Piave river and it borderds to the south on the Adriatic Sea, to the north-west on the gentle hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano and to the north-east on the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
This area boasts a more than millennian winemaking tradition although the cultivation of the vine was rationalized only since the twentieth century, also thanks to the researchers of the Viticulture and Oenology School of Conegliano, the first one founded in Italy in 1876.

The soil of the Doc Piave area

The Doc Piave Area, thanks to its extension, is characterized by a great variety of terroirs and microclimates, but substantially the soil is composed of sand and gravel and it's calcareous and clayey; a mixture of earth and rock deposited over the centuries after the many floods of the Piave river. The many small deep natural springs are the exclusive features of this territory. These allow the soil and the “Grave” (gravelly islands made of different sized pebbles deposited by the Piave during floods) to be always humid and wet.

The Piave river

The Piave river has its source in the town of Sappada, in the Carnian Alps, at 2037 meters above sea level. It's 220 kilometers long and it's entirely contained within the boundaries of the Veneto region. It goes through the provinces of Belluno, Treviso and Venice, and then finally flows into the Adriatic Sea between Eraclea and Jesolo.

The Piave river, well known for the turbulence of its course and also to be Italy's fifth river which flows directly into the sea, is considered "sacred to the Motherland" for the historical events that occurred along it during the First World War.