DOCG Malanotte del Piave


Area / Characteristics

The DOCG Malanotte del Piave Appellation was created with the publication of the regulation of production (disciplinare) in January 2011. The production area develops along the axis of the Piave river, in the plain that extends from the north-eastern borders of the province of Treviso with Friuli and up to the mouth of the river, from the hills of Conegliano and Montello to the hinterland of the city of Venice. The typically temperate climate favors hot summers and never too cold winters.

The history

The Malanotte del Piave DOCG is the highest expression of the Raboso grape variety; the “vin da viajo,” so called at the time of the Republic of the Serenissima because it could withstand long and tortuous journeys, spread throughout the territory and became the most popular wine. The name evokes the medieval village located in Tezze di Piave, purchased in the 17th century by the noble Trentino family of Malanotte. With them and the other noble families in the area, a rapid rise in production and trade of Raboso wine materialized.

Method of production

Today the Malanotte del Piave DOCG is produced from Raboso grapes, partly left to dry in a variable percentage between 15 and 30%. The wine obtained ages in the cellar for at least 36 months, at least 12 of which in wooden barrels.

The soil

Consisting of alluvial deposits first released by glaciers and then by the Piave river, the soils are characterized by a high percentage of skeletal grain in the north, clays in the central area and fine sands in the southern area of the appellation area.

A curiosity

Borgo Malanotte, which belongs to the European Villages of Taste, is the name of a small medieval town located in Tezze di Piave (Vazzola), in the Treviso area, the heart of the production of the wine that bears its name and of the Malanotte DOCG appellation. The village dates back to 1870, when the noble Malanotti, a family from Trentino, bought the land in Tezze di Piave. Agricultural activities flourished around the town, such as the cultivation of vines, which here found the ideal soil and climate to grow luxuriantly. Today Borgo Malanotte, which has remained intact, is a real open-air museum and represents the true homeland of the Malanotte DOCG.