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Corti Benedettine del Padovano

DOC area for a wide range of red wines, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian Veneto region. The zone covers the south-eastern part of the province of Padua and the southern part of the province of Venice. It includes 23 complete and sub-areas of 6 municipalities in the province of Padova, and sub-areas of the municipalities of Cavarzere and Cona in the province of Venice. The name refers to the order of Benedictine monks who worked in the Abbey of Santa Giustina in Padua from the 12th to the beginning of the 19th century. They dammed the rivers, reclaimed the land and, among other things, were very efficient in cultivating vines

The pure variety wines consist of at least 85% of the respective variety and a maximum of 15% of other approved varieties. These are the white wines Chardonnay also as Frizzante and Spumante, Pinot Bianco(Pinot Blanc), Pinot Grigio(Pinot Gris), Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc) and Tai or formerly Tocai Friulano(Sauvignonasse), as well as all the red wines also produced as Riserva Cabernet(Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Raboso also as Passito(Raboso Piave and/or Raboso Veronese) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

The Bianco is made from at least 50% Tai or formerly Tocai Friulano, and a maximum of 50% of other authorised varieties. Rosso (also known as Novello) and Rosato are blended from Merlot (60-70%), Raboso Piave and/or Raboso Veronese (to 10%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%). The Moscato Bianco or Spumante is produced from at least 95% Moscato Giallo(Gold Muscatel) and the sweet Passito from at least 70% Moscato Giallo.

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