With the name Raboso (masculine) two native black grape varieties of the Veneto are identified (Raboso Piave and Raboso Veronese). However, there are two other white (female) vines referable to the Raboso vine, but not genetically, the white Rabosina the white Rabosa. All 4 grape varieties share a marked acidity, which makes them easily distinguishable from all the others. The origins of the Raboso name are disputed: it could refer to the torrent of the same name that flows in the Quartier del Piave, or derive from the Venetian term rabioso for its strongly acid taste.For this reason Raboso was long considered a "rustic" vine, suitable for the production of minor quality products and cutting wines. However, the modern techniques of cultivation and vinification they have greatly re-evaluated it and today Raboso is at the base of 2 DOC (DOC Piave and DOC Venezia) and a DOCG (DOCG Malanotte).


According to the Geisenheim oenology institute, in Germany, the vine originates from the Rhineland, where grapes with very similar characteristics are still grown today. Later it was exported to Veneto, a region in which it is attested at least since the fourteenth century. More precise news are handed down by Jacopo Agostinetti in 1679. The plants of Raboso are very resistant and have managed to overcome the spread of phylloxera at the end of the nineteenth century without much difficulty.


Raboso Piave

It is typical of the Treviso area, but it is also widespread in the province of Padua with the name of friulara or friularo (from the "cold" frio because the harvest took place in the late autumn).

Raboso veronese

Despite its name, it is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Venice, Vicenza, Rovigo (Polesine area). Genetic analysis has shown itself to be the direct son of Raboso Piave (mother) and Marzemina Bianca (father). Its diffusion in the Treviso area, and perhaps its own birth, is due to the Papadopoli counts. Compared to the Raboso Piave it usually originates more lovable wines, but always lively acidulous.

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