Raboso Piave DOC
The Raboso Piave is the most famous native variety of the Piave valley. To the characteristics of the potentially long aging wines, color, tannins and acidity, the Raboso unites an intense blackberry and cherry aroma.
The closeness to the Adriatic Sea and to the Dolomites mountains, the high density of the vineyard and the clay soil give the wine a very rich body and a natural harmony.
Full and wide bouquet, reminiscent of blackberry and cherry jam, melted chocolate and tobacco. Straight flavour, dry and austere taste, with a slight acid back base. Great extract, exuberant the alcoholic endowment.
Fantastic wine for pairing with game (hare, pheasant or guinea fowl stew or sauce peverada), grilled meat and seasoned cheeses.
Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
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GRAPES: Raboso Piave.
HISTORICAL NOTES: The Raboso, native vine with black berries typical of Treviso, has ancient origins: it is grown in Eastern Veneto, around 3000 years ago. The name recalls the adjective "rabioso", a dialect term that means “angry” used to describe a fruit that is still a bit harsh and therefore astringent. In the past, when a child was born, there was the custom to preserve the Raboso produced in that vintage for his wedding day.
Terre Nobili Vineyard in Fossalta di Piave , at 10 km from the sea and at 50 km from the Dolomites mountains.
SOIL: alluvial, made of “caranto”, a mix of white clay and minerals from the Dolomites Mountains.
CLIMATE: mild, with very few rain showers and high summer temperature which allows the grapes to ripen in the best conditions.
DENSITY OF THE PLANTATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM: 5.000 vines per hectare trained with guyot system.
YEAR OF THE PLANTATION: 2007
To obtain a perfect ripening of the grapes, beyond the normal vineyard management, we carry out summer pruning and careful leaf thinning.
Furthermore, the yield is kept very low in order to produce grapes rich in scents and aroma.
HARVEST: end of October, picking very ripe grapes, with a deep colour and a complete aromatic structure. When the grapes are ripe they are carefully selected and left to dry.
Destemming and crushing of the grapes, maceration in special vessels at controlled temperature, with frequent pumping over.
After this period, the wine is taken out and ends its fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. The wine matures for 36 months on its noble lees and further 18 months in bottle.
TASTING CHARACTERISTICS: intense ruby red colour with garnet hues. Full and wide bouquet, reminiscent of blackberry and cherry jam, melted chocolate and tobacco. Straight flavour, dry and austere taste, with a slight acid backbase. Great extract, exuberant the alcoholic endowment.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-18°C.
FOOD MATCHING: ideal with game (hare, pheasant or guinea fowl stew or sauce peverada), grilled meat and seasoned cheeses.
STORAGE: in a cool and dark place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position. Its structure and complexity enable the wine to improve during maturation in the bottle, which can last up to 50 years, reaching the top after 20-25 years from the vintage.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5 % by vol.
BOTTLE CONTENT: 750ml
Pra' Longo Estate
The Pra’ Longo estate in Monastier di Treviso is located at 2 km from the Le Ronche estate in Fossalta di Piave.
“Pra’ Longo” represents a particular area of the village Monastier, which takes the name from the important monastery which was there in the past times.
It is in the Piave D.O.C. wines area. Piave is the name of an important river which goes through most of the eastern part of Veneto. During millennium it has left its sediments and originated this soil, particularly vocated to vine growing.
This estate is located at about 40 km from the mountains, at 10 km from the sea and a few hundred meters from the river Piave. This special location originates particular winds, wide changes of temperature from day to night and a microclimate ideal for obtaining wines with a high tasting profile.
The soil is very rich in clay, which gives a perfect balance to the vines and produces complex and important wines.
In the sixties the family selected the site where wines with a high personality and with a deep territorial identity could be produced and the traditional varieties of this area have been planted.
ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES
In the vineyards we work under organic and biodynamic principles. We abolished the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers and insecticides. We try to create an environment as friendly as possible for the proliferation of good insects, wild animals and microorganisms in the soil, in order to improve the life in the vineyard. We prepare our own natural fertilizing compost for enhancing soil life.
In our wines we do not use any animal derived product, maintaining its purity and naturalness at the highest. Treating and manipulating the grapes and the wine the less we can, guarantee genuineness, fragrance and identity.
On the roof of the production winery we have 418 solar panels that provide 100% of the electric power we need in the cellar. Green energy for a better environment around us.
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