A little light info to get us all started on Veneto:
Total Vineyard Size:
77,885 hectares | total regional vineyard including Quality wines, Table wines & Table grapes
Dedicated to Quality
56,042 hectares | dedicated to producing grapes for Quality wines.
Colli di Conegliano
Lago di Garda
% DOP / IGP
Recent ISTAT figures from 2013 indicated 46% of wines from Veneto are produced according to EU DOP Quality standards. The region produces 41 DOP wines including 14 DOCG and 27 DOC wines. They also produce 14 IGP wines accounting for 42.2% of production. Table wines account for 9.9% of output.
As always, a number of the regions native grape varieties are used only for blending purposes. That said, we’ve listed those grapes which we understand are available as mono-varietals or which are important or interesting blenders. Naturally, as we make our own discovery, we’ll update these lists.
It’s home is most often associated with Veneto yet it has some strong and interesting links with Trentino and Friuli that are worth investigating.
DORONA DI VENEZIA
TREBBIANO DI SOAVE *
Otherwise known as Verdicchio ! Who knew !! Definitely got to set up a taste test.
All data is intended to be for indicative purposes only due to the variability from vintage to vintage. But we do try to keep ourselves ‘reasonably’ updated :)