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Corti Benedettine del Padovano

DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Veneto, The zone extends in the southeastern part of the province of Padua and in the southern part of the province of Venice. It comprises 23 complete and partial areas of 6 municipalities in the province of Padova, as well as partial areas of the municipalities Cavarzere and Cona in the province of Venezia. The name refers to the order of the Benedictine monks who worked in the Santa Giustina Abbey in Padua from the 12th to the beginning of the 19th century. These contained the rivers, made the land arable and, among other things, also practiced viticulture very efficiently.

The varietal wines consist of at least 85% of the respective variety, as well as max. 15% other approved varieties. These are the white wines Chardonnay also as Frizzante and Spumante, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Tai or earlier Tocai Friulano ( Sauvignonasse ), as well as all of them as Riserva produced red wines Cabernet ( Cabernet Franc and or Cabernet Sauvignon ), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Raboso also as Passito ( Raboso Piave and or Raboso Veronese ) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso,

The Bianco is made from at least 50% Tai or earlier Tocai Friulano, and a maximum of 50% of other approved varieties. Rosso (also called Novello ) and Rosato are out Merlot (60-70%), Raboso Piave and / or Raboso Veronese (for. 10%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%) blended. The Moscato Bianco or Spumante is made from at least 95% Moscato Giallo ( Goldmuskateller ) and the sweet passito is made from at least 70% Moscato Giallo.

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