THE ANCIENT BORGO DI TEZZE
THE VINEYARDS A FEW KILOMETERS FROM THE PIAVE
The town of Tezze in the municipality of Vazzola is located in the central eastern area of the Province of Treviso. We are on the left bank of the Piave river, a few kilometers south of Conegliano. The Pre-Alps and the rolling hills form a spectacular natural amphitheater that protects the valley from the cold northern winds. The sea is not very far away and its beneficial effects on the climate are felt. We are almost in the center of that “joyful and loving” Marca Trevigiana, famous for its beauty, for its artistic and cultural heritage but also for the excellent quality of life.
The vineyards closest to the winery are grown in the Busche area. There are about thirty hectares, almost equally divided between white and red grape varieties, embellished by the presence of two ancient farmhouses. The farm has always had its main center here, once dedicating itself to the breeding of cattle and silkworms – cornerstones of the agricultural economy of the last century – but over time. giving more and more space to viticulture.
The stratigraphy of the soil highlights different pedological characteristics typical of soils of calcareous-dolomitic alluvial origin such as these. On part of the vines the gravel is prevalent and emerges on the surface, in others it is found only a few tens of centimeters in depth, in still others it is absent. The strong presence of carbonates, particularly evident in some vineyards such as Novalis and Montesanto, has a considerable influence on the aromas of the grapes. Finally, infiltrations of clay favor the production of fully ripe grapes which are indispensable for obtaining red wines to be used for aging.