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Colli Euganei Wine

The Colli Euganei DOC, originally established in 1969, was modified in December 2010 when the Fior d'Arancio wines were promoted to DOCG status. The Colli Euganei are the hills which rise up from the Po-Venetian plain a short distance south-west of Padova (Padua). Their volcanic origin means their soils are rich in minerals and trace elements not found in other Venetian terroirs, and are particularly well suited to the production of wines with complex organoleptic profiles. The neighboring Colli Berici are, by contrast, made up of carbonate soils and marine fossils from an ancient seabed.

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Like Breganze to the north, the DOC's viticultural zone is best known for a particular style of sweet wine, rather than its dry wines. Breganze has its Torcolato; the Colli Euganei has its Fior d'Arancio DOCG muscat (moscato). Nevertheless, Colli Euganei retains its own moscato style, although this is now exclusively made from Moscato Giallo and Moscato Bianco. In addition to this, the DOC's portfolio has expanded to cover more than 25 styles, including a standard blended bianco and rosso (white and red, with their corresponding foaming spumante and aged riserva forms) and no fewer than 15 varietals.

Red Bordeaux grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have a significant presence here, as they do across Veneto. Interestingly, erstwhile Bordeaux stalwart Carmenere is also present here, in its continuing popularity surge across north-eastern Italy. Such local varieties as Raboso, Tai and Serprino (the local name for the Prosecco grape) are also made into varietal wines here, as are the reliably marketable international favorites Chardonnay and Sauvignon.

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Here are some wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Vignalta 'Gemola' Rosso Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Franc - Merlot $32 8310
Vignalta Colli Euganei Rosso Riserva, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $15 10643
Distilleria Bottega Petalo Il Vino dell Amore Moscato Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Muscat $15 16805
Ca'Orologio Calaone Colli Euganei Rosso, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $20 20741
Vignalta Venda Colli Euganei Merlot, Veneto, Italy Merlot $11 27330
Vignalta Alpianae, Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio DOCG, Italy Moscato Giallo $39 29918
Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Imperiale Orange Moscato, Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio DOCG, Italy Moscato Giallo $17 34710
Vignalta Sirio Moscato Bianco Secco Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Muscat $13 37067
La Montecchia Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio Passito DOCG, Veneto, Italy Moscato Giallo $51 45977
Vignalta Pinot Bianco Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Pinot Blanc $11 46852
Distilleria Bottega Petalo Il Vino dell Amore Moscato Pink Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Muscat $30 47311
Vignalta 'Arqua' Rosso Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $27 48769
La Montecchia Ireneo Cabernet Sauvignon Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon $22 54259
Ca Lustra Selezioni Zanovello 'Sassonero' Merlot Rosso Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Merlot $17 62274
La Montecchia Ca'Emo Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Bordeaux Blend Red $11 67915
Vignalta Colli Euganei Cabernet Riserva, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon $57 70115
Facchin Serprino Frizzante Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Glera (Prosecco) $8 76247
La Montecchia Villa Capodilista Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy N/A $25 80734
Vignalta Agno Casto Pinot Bianco Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Pinot Blanc $17 82306
Terregaie Fior d'Arancio Spumante, Veneto, Italy Moscato Giallo $18 84005
Vignalta Chardonnay Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Chardonnay $17 84005
Marco Sambin Marcus Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $39 89613
Cantina Colli Euganei Notte di Galileo Colli Euganei Rosso Riserva, Veneto, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $11 110573
La Montecchia Colli Euganei Fior d'Arancio Spumante DOCG, Veneto, Italy Moscato Giallo $10 114354
Montegrande Serprino Frizzante Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy Glera (Prosecco) $8 118392
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