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Riviera del Brenta

DOC area for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Veneto, The waterfront of the Brenta Canal runs from the town of Stra in the province of Venice to the Adriatic Sea and was created in the 16th century by channeling the Brenta River. The zone includes 18 municipalities in the province of Venice, as well as 22 municipalities in the province of Padua.

The varietal wines must contain at least 85% of each variety. The reds are Cabernet ( Cabernet Franc and or Cabernet Sauvignon and or Carmenère ) Merlot, Raboso ( Raboso Piave and or Raboso Veronese ) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, The types Cabernet, Raboso and Refosco are allowed to mature with two years Riserva call. The white wines are Chardonnay, Tai ( Sauvignonasse ), Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ) and Pinot Grigio ( Pinot Gris ).

The Bianco must consist of at least 50% Tai. The wine types Rosso (also called Novello ) and Rosato must contain at least 50% Merlot. The spumante must be made from at least 60% Chardonnay. As a spumante, there are also the wine types Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. And as Frizzante there are Bianco, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco.

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