Vigna Dogarina, terroir and wine tradition
The Tonus family, identifies with its “terroir” and their wine estate Dogarina, at Campodipietra, Treviso.
Vigna Dogarina is really a testament to how great the wine tradition of this part of the Veneto between the River Piave, the hills of Valdobbiadene and Venice.
Guido Tonus farsighted entrepreneur, continued in the tradition of family since the first of the 800 saw the grandfather Napoleon engaged in growing grapes, with those methods of proper attention to quality that have come down through the generations of Italico and Francesco, respectively grandfather and father of the current owner.
Favored by its privileged location south of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, between the river Piave, in the shelter of the Dolomites, the farm Vigna Dogarina can fully exploit the soil and climate of this part of the Veneto region. In particular in this soil and alluvial clay, “the caranto” where the vine finds its ideal growing conditions giving the wines flavors and unique fragrances with a strong character and flavor.
Substantial investments in the cellar have allowed the company to position itself at the highest levels of wine with a full-range products, standard-bearer of the great indigenous grapes such as Incrocio Manzoni Bianco, Carmenère and Raboso Piave.
In this view a particular role is represented by Prosecco, proposed in both spumante or sparkling, true pride of the company. Today Vigna Dogarina with over 100 hectares of vineyards, produces most of Prosecco and Wines of the Piave, a small part of Prosecco DOCG.
Today the family business is run by young and enterprising Romina, daughter of Guido, love of his country and looking with new eyes while pursuing the vision of his father who had already seen the potential for growth and development of this terroir of excellence.
- Prosecco DOC Treviso extra dry 2015. It ‘a sweet prosecco that best expresses its typically floral with notes of citrus fruits. The palate is delicious, with a good level of acidity due to its nature “limestone”. Ideal with an aperitif but also in the kitchen better if bittersweet or ethnicity.
- Carmenère. Variety of ancient French origin vine, has been confused with Cabernet Franc until 2008, when it was recognized fully the identity and awarded the DOC Piave. The nose resembles the wild herbs, hay. In the mouth is very mineral, with notes of wood and licorice aftertaste.