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Colli Euganei

DOC area for reds and white wines in the Po Valley in the Italian region Veneto, The wine from this area was already sung in the 14th century by the poet Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), who retired here in his old age and worked viticulture. The area covers approximately 1,300 hectares of vineyards on volcanic and calcareous mountain slopes with the 603-meter Monte Venda southwest of Padua. These are completely the municipalities of Arquà Petrarca, Galzignano Terme and Torreglia, as well as parts of the municipalities Abano Terme, Baone, Battaglia Terme, Cervarese Santa Croce, Cinto Euganeo, Due Carrare, Este, Lozzo Atestino, Monselice, Montegrotto Terme, Rovolon, Selvazzano Dentro, Teolo and Vò in the province of Padova.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of each variety. The white wines are Chardonnay. Garganega. Manzoni Bianco, Moscato ( Muscat Blanc ), Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Tai ( Sauvignonasse ). The red wines are Cabernet (Cabernet Franc and / or Cabernet Sauvignon and / or Carmenère), Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carmenère. Merlot (also as Novello ) and Raboso ( Raboso Piave and or Raboso Veronese ).

The Bianco is made from Garganega (to 30%), Tai and / or Sauvignon (to 30%), Moscato Bianco and / or Moscato Giallo Goldmuskateller (5-10%), as well as other approved varieties (maximum 30%) blended. The Rosso is produced from Merlot (40-80%), Cabernet Franc and / or Cabernet Sauvignon and / or Carmenère (20-60%), as well as Raboso Piave and / or Raboso Veronese (max 10%). a Spumante available from Bianco, Moscato, Serprino ( Glera ) and Pinello ( Pinella ). a Frizzante is available from Serprino and Pinello. a Riserva with longer maturity, there are Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot and Raboso.

The pressed from Moscato Giallo Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio received the 2011 DOCG classification.

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