Lison-Pramaggiore DOC is the joining of two seperate DOCs, Cabernet di Pramaggiore and Tocai di Lison, in Italy's Veneto region. Despite the single varietal origins of this fusion, the permitted grape varieties is numerous and demonstrates the Italian wine industry's creative flair.Read More
The single Lison-Pramaggiore DOC was created from two seperate DOCs in 1985. Lison DOCG makes white wines made only from Tai grapes which are lively, fruit driven wines with citrus/almond flavours with a dry minerality.
Rosso, Bianco, Spumante, Frizzante, Novello and Riserva wines are all produced in this DO. Red varietals grown here include: Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc and Malbec. White grapes include: Tocai Friulano/Tai, Pinot Bianco & Grigio, Verduzzo and Chardonnay. Lison-Pramaggiore Bianco must use no less than 50% Tai and Lison-Pramaggiore Rosso uses the same minimum proportion of Merlot. Riserva wines have to age for two years before commercial sale.
The climate is Maritime, with cooling breezes from the Adriatic and a warming continental influence. The Piave river flows from the hills around Conegliano, creating a plain which the cooling breezes to sweep across.