Lison Pramaggiore DOC


Area / Characteristics

The Lison Pramaggiore DOC Appellation appeared in 1971, with the recognition of the Lison appellation, created to protect the Tocai di Lison, and the Pramaggiore appellation, established to protect the Merlot and Cabernet of this area. In 1974 the two appellations were merged into the Lison Pramaggiore DOC.

The area of the Lison Pramaggiore DOC appellation extends between the provinces of Pordenone, Treviso and Venice, whose borders are marked in the East by the Tagliamento river and in the West by the Livenza. The temperate climate is guaranteed by the proximity of the sea, the presence of lagoon areas and the flat position which favors the exposure of the vineyards to the winds of this area such as the Bora, a fresh and dry wind, and the Scirocco, a warm and humid wind. The presence of winds, mainly in the evening, favors the temperature range between night and day, consequently providing many aromatic precursors.

The history

The appellation takes its name from the Roman village of Lison and from the town of Pramaggiore, confirming that the cultivation of vines was already alive in Roman times. In the 10th century, with the arrival of the Benedictine monks, the area discovered the development of rational viticulture. Viticulture also had an important development at the time of the Venetian Republic, when Pramaggiore, with the village of Belfiore, was considered the Vineyard of the Serenissima Republic. In the last forty years, a viticulture, attentive to the protection of the territory, has developed: there are many wineries running their production according to the organic farming or integrated production method. Thanks also to the results of zoning, this professionalism of the producers has made it possible to develop specific winemaking protocols for the autochthonous Refosco and Lison varieties, as well as for the international varieties, in order to enhance the organoleptic characteristics and link them inextricably to the production area.

The soil

The soils of this area are characterized by the presence of a thin layer of caranto (soil based on calcium and carbonate) at a depth that varies from 30 to 70 centimeters, and by a more superficial layer mainly of clay. The soils of the Lison Pramaggiore DOC are also characterized by the presence of high contents of mineral elements such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, which contribute to the production of quality wines.

A curiosity

Within the Lison Pramaggiore DOC appellation area, you can find vineyards dating back to the end of the nineteenth century, planted before the phylloxera. The cultivation method used is the Paduan cassone, an ancient system adopted by the Benedictine monks and fallen into disuse over time. Today these centennial vines represent a historical heritage of inestimable value, for which the Consorzio Vini Venezia is comitted to protect.

Wines Produced

Reds and Rosé Wines

Cabernet Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Cabernet Franc Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Cabernet Sauvignon Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Carmenère Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Malbech Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Merlot Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Refosco dal Penduncolo Rosso Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Rosso Doc Lison Pramaggiore

White Wines

Bianco Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Chardannay Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Pinot Grigio Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Sauvignon Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Verduzzo Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Sparkling Wines

Spumante Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Raisin Wines

Refosco Passito Doc Lison Pramaggiore

Verduzzo Passito Doc Lison Pramaggiore