Red Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Raboso Veronese, Raboso Piave
White Grape Varietals: Sauvignon Vert, Verduzzo, Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco
Piave DOC is located in the region of Veneto in north-eastern Italy. The name is derived from the river which flows through eastern Veneto, it is also the name of the region’s most famous cheese. Piave DOC is the largest viticultural zone iin Veneto, it borders the Venetian Lagoon to the south and the Adriatic sea to the north.
Piave wines can be both blends red and white blends and varietals. Most of them are dry, but dried-grape sweet wines are made with Verduzzo and Raboso grapes varietals. Over the past couple of decades Raboso has become increasingly popular with local people and successful in vineyards, it has become a type of flagship grape for eastern Veneto.
The dryness of Piave DOC wines marries well with cicchetti, typical venetian appetizers usually consisting of bread, cured meats, fish and cheese.