Veneto white wine overview

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Published on February 16, 2014

Author: npurchio



Discover the well-loved wines of Veneto, such as Prosecco & Soave and learn the basics of white wine vinification.



veneto traditionally known as the tre venezie friuli-venezia giulia veneto trentino-alto adige


veneto – home of amarone  prosecco  soave  recioto di soave  bardolino  valpolicella  ripassa  amarone

veneto's docg bardolino soave recioto di soave prosecco amarone della valpolicella recioto della valpolicella

veneto's doc (25) bardolino breganze gambellara lugana lison-pramaggiore soave valpolicella ripasso/ripassa

veneto's igt (10)  alto livenza  vallagarino  veneto  veneto orientale  veronese  venezie

white wine vinification

vinification conversion of grape juice into wine by fermentation

vinification wine making techniques vary greatly not only from country to country, but from region to region, and from winemaker to winemaker within the same village


mechanical harvesting

harvesting by hand

sorting table

destemming & grape crushing   stems are separated from the grapes must  grape skin and juice

wine press separate juice from skins     must is poured inside a cylinder bladder inflates with air bladder squeezes the skins against the sides of the cylinder forces juice out

fermentation tanks The biochemical process that transforms fresh grape juice into wine is called fermentation

fermentation yeast* transforms sugar = alcohol + CO 2 + sulfites *saccharomyces cerevisiae

dry & still white wine

sparkling wine vinification

prosecco metodo italiano – charmat tank method – cuve close secondary fermentation occurs in a covered stainless steel tank and bottled under pressure to keep bubbles

prosecco docg metodo italiano - charmat wine goes through 2 fermentations 1)to turn grape juice into wine = base wine 2)to turn base wine into bubbly wine

closed fermentation tank since the CO2 has nowhere to go it stays trapped in the wine


prosecco docg villages in the province de tréviso conegliano valdobbiadene

prosecco docg

prosecco – grape varieties 85% prosecco (glera) 15% pinot blanc chardonnay verdiso perera brachetto

prosecco residual sugar g/l (+ or - 3) : brut nature: 0-3 extra brut : 0-6 brut : 0-12 extra dry/extra sec/extra secco: 12-17 dry/sec/secco: 17-32 demi sec 32-50 sweet/doux/dulce 50+

prosecco alcohol level: 11% max

prosecco - producers carpène malvoti bisol nino franco



castello di soave

doc soave outskirts of the city of verona hillside vineyards around the municipality of – soave – monteforte d'alpone • volcanic rock • steelier wines

soave superiore min. 12.5 % alcohol

soave - riserva aged 24 months in oak min. 3 months in bottle

varietal garganega 70% min pinot bianco trebbiano di soave chardonnay

italian dessert wines vin santo del chianti classico recioto de soave recioto della valpolicella

varietal garganega 70% min pinot bianco trebbiano di soave chardonnay

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