Observe the different areas to discover where the DOC Venezia wines originate. This map, simple and easy to utilize, has as its aim the indication of the vastness and complexity which characterizes them, the places to visit while tasting traditional dishes.
A vast plain starts from the pre-Alps, at the foothills of the Dolomite mountain chain, a plain characterized by wide rivers, waters which surge from underground springs of Dolomite origin and various types of terrain. The powerful commitment and the culture of the grower do the rest. The result are the great Venetian wines, which deserve to be present on all of the world’s tables.
For the Doc Venezia the word “Terroir” is not merely the interaction between soil, climate, and wine but can be freely translated as “sense of place”, it is the synthesis of the rapport between grower-producer and the environment which surrounds him.
The extensive area in which DOC Venezia wines are born has been the object of deep and systematic zoning research.
The area involved is the fruit of long period of glacier formation and successive alluvial deposits.
The territory is marked by the presence of various ancient waterways: the Tagliamento, the Livenza, the Piave, and the Brenta carried in their flow downstream first larger components and then, successively, finer ones.
he multiple soil types can be divided, roughly, into two macro-areas separated by a strip of springs: the zone of the upper plain and that of the lower plain.
The upper plain has, on the whole, gravelly soils, well drained, which force the roots of the vines to sink into the deepest strata of the soil. Special and complementary climatic conditions characterize these soils: the temperature swings from daytime warmth to evening and nighttime coolness, together with a constant breeziness, concentrate the aromatic elements of the grapes. These are excellent conditions for the production, principally, of fresh, elegant, and aromatic white wines with important notes of flowers and fresh fruit.
The lower plain is composed of smaller-grained materials, principally clay and loams. These soils, well balanced, create not only structured red wines with important notes of red fruit, but aromatic white wines as well, full, solid, and well suited to aging.