While the word “Veneto” makes many think of beautiful Venice, many wine lovers “Veneto” rings a bell of “Amarone della Valpolicella” and if not the rich Amarone wines, then maybe the citrus zest, peachy and smooth white Soave wines, or the sparkling Processco boasting fresh fruit and flowers.
In this Italian north-eastern wine region in between mountains and the Adriatic Sea we find 53 recognised appellations (43 DOC/G and 10 IPGs), so there is a lot to choose from in terms of great wines. In fact Veneto is the largest wine growing region in Italy. Veneto has moved into this position rather recently as a result of a consistent push among winemakers to produce wines of great – and ever greater – quality.
Geographically Veneto sits in a mix of Alpine, continental and sea influenced climates – and culturally Veneto is at the crossroad of Germanic, Slavic and Latin influence. This combination offers a formidable portfolio of wines and styles.