Keyword: Euganean Hills
DOC for various red and white wines in the Po valley in the Italian region Veneto . The wine from this area was in the 14th Century by the famous Italian poet Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) sung, who retired at the age here and plant vineyards. The zone in the province of Vicenza covers 1,300 hectares mostly volcanic and highly calcareous slopes of the eponymous Euganean Hills with 603 meters high Monte Venda southwest of Padua in 17 communities. There are 13 different types of wine, the varietal must contain 10% of the same color varieties. They are all mostly dry, some expanded and sweet (Amabile) or sweet (dolce) and some also produced as Spumante.
The Bianco is blended from Garganega, and Tocai Friulano Serprina in equal proportions, with small amounts of Pinot Blanc, Riesling Italico, Chardonnay and Pinello. The Rosso is about two-thirds Merlot and Cabernet Franc is complemented with, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Raboso Veronese. The manner of a Beaujolais Nouveau produced Novello lists the varieties Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Raboso Veronese. Furthermore, there is the varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato (Moscato Bianco), Pinello, White Pinot, Serprina (Serprina = Glera) and Tocai Italico. A specialty is the straw-yellow sparkling wine "Fior d'Arancio" (also a doc) from the same area, the sweet varieties from the Moscato Bianco and Moscato Giallo or raisin wine is produced.