DOC area for red wines and white wines in the border area of the two Italian regions Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto. The area was created in 1968 by merging the formerly independent DOC areas Cabernet di Pramaggiore, Merlot di Pramaggiore and Tocai di Lison. The Lison DOCG area is identical in terms of area. It extends from the Adriatic coast in the south between the rivers Tagliamento and Livenza to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in the north. Viticulture here dates back to Roman times and was rationalised by the Benedictine order in the 10th century. The temperate climate is characterised by cool, dry north winds (bora) and hot, humid south-east winds (scirocco)
In Veneto, the zone includes the municipalities of Annone Veneto, Cinto Caomaggiore, Gruaro, Fossalta di Portogruaro, Pramaggiore and Teglio Veneto, parts of Caorle, Concordia Sagittaria, Portogruaro, San Michele al Tagliamento and Santo Stino di Livenza in the province of Veneto, and Meduna di Livenza and parts of Motta di Livenza in the province of Treviso. In Friuli Venezia Giulia, these are the municipalities of Chions, Cordovado and Pravisdomini, and parts of Azzano Decimo, Morsano al Tagliamento and Sesto al Reghena in the province of Pordenone. For Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio, only the Pordenone area applies.
The Bianco is made from Tai = Sauvignonasse (zum. 50-70%) and other authorised varieties (max. 50%). The Rosso (also called Novello) is produced from Merlot (zum. 50-70%) and other approved red varieties (max. 50%). The Spumante is produced from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco and/or Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir) A Riserva with at least 24 months of maturation are Rosso and Merlot (12.5% vol) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (13% vol).