Intense ruby red color with purple notes. Pleasant scents of red fruit and flowers where the wild violet stands out. Fresh, luscious flavor, with sustained acidity and a high tannic profile.
Beginning in 1899, at the Padua estate, Piera’s story has been passed down through the family from generation to generation, from father to daughter.
Founded by her grandfather Giovanni, developed by her father Mario, Piera 1899 owes its reputation both in Italy and abroad to Piera Martellozzo, who, with her pioneering, ahead-of-her-times spirit, led the winery to its primary role in the Italian wine scenario with talent, frequently anticipating trends and seeking out its own path to quality.
The recognised quality of Piera 1899 wines is the result of everyday hard work founded on respect for the land and its traditions.
Since the 1990s thorough reassessment work on then little known native vines was done with varieties such as Raboso del Piave and Ribolla Gialla. In 1998 the first organic wine range was launched. Since the noughties an ever growing Prosecco production has been supplemented by new sparkling wines such as Muller Thurgau, Traminer and Moscato.
Raboso or "Raboso del Piave" is an Italian red grape variety grown primarily in the eastern part of the Veneto region of Northern Italy.
The name Raboso is thought to be derived from the Italian word rabbioso, which means angry; this could be a reference to how people responded to the "aggressive" tannins and acid structure of wines made from this variety. However it’s more plausible the grape takes its name from the Raboso (Piave) river which flows through Veneto’s eastern Treviso province. Raboso was one of the most popular grape varieties in the past and it was abundantly grown in Eastern Veneto before the Roman Empire. Due to its strong character and superb resistance to aging as well as transport, it was incredibly popular known among travellers as “wine of travel”.
Outside Italy, Raboso is also found in small plantings in Argentina, presumably following Italian migration patterns during in the 19th Century.
Friuli Venezia Giulia