Raboso Piave is a native vine variety and its presence in the lands of the river Piave has been supported by documentary evidence since the 1600s. It bears the well-deserved name “Piave”, for both its historical origins and its continuous presence over the centuries in the land where this sacred river flows.
It is cultivated throughout the entire Trevisan plain, “on both sides of the river Piave”.
Raboso Piave is a rustic vine variety, which ripens late, and is excellent for producing wines for ageing.
Its bunches are quite large and cylindrical in shape, with one or two prominent “wings”. It is compact, with a strong woody stalk. Its grape is spherical, with a black-bluish very pruinose and tough skin. Its pulp is characteristic, with a neutral taste, slightly succulent, and sweet-acidulous-astringent.
The family’s diverse soil types as well as natural curiosity has lead them to bottle still wines as well, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, alongside the indigenous Raboso, a full bodied, layered, age-worthy red which might be described as combining the natural acidity of well made Cabernet Franc with some of the weight of Syrah.
|Color of grape||red with purple.|
|Synonyms||Friularo, Raboso Friularo|
|Most common in||Italy|