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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Lison-Pramaggiore, doc mainly in the veneto region of north-east Italy created in 1986 by the fusion of two previous DOCs, the cabernet di Pramaggiore and tocai di Lison. The DOC Lison was created in 1971 for the production of Tocai Bianco and Tocai Rosso, now officially known as Tai Bianco (identical to friulano) and Tai Rosso (the same as grenache) after Hungary successfully claimed ownership of the Tocai name. It was joined in 1972 by Pramaggiore to accommodate Merlot. With the unification of the two DOCs in 1985 a raft of new varieties such as Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Friuli’s Refosco was allowed, with Malbec added in 2000. As a result of the eu viticultural reforms of the late 2000s the entire Lison part of the DOC was, questionably, elevated to docg status. The subzone Lison Classico DOCG is reserved for wines coming from the original heartland of the zone.