Our farm is located in the north part of the
Venice district, next to the border with Friuli - Venezia -
Giulia and with the Tagliamento river that is near to Concordia Saggitaria,
famous at the time of the Roman Empire as arrows supplier of
the Roman army ( Saggitaria - from latin sagitta = arrow).
Luciano Beccarello, founder of the homonymous farm, is a man of
of his word, and, above all care man, untiring worker, obstinate seeking
of the best, always. In this way he appeared to the inhabitants, when,
in middle of the seventies, he arrived at Fossalta di Portogruaro
(VE), in one of the most important wines areas of the Veneto ( Lison
Pramaggiore) and decided to acquire a plot of land ( 13 hectars) starting
to upset it.
" I had thought to become again vine-dresser and to produce vintage
wines, he said, and for this reason I reached Villanova, sure that
the chosen soil was the right one!."
He was right, because that soil, placed nearly to the Roman road named
Postumia, built in the 148 A.C., is a great wine soil. Under a superficial
layer of medium paste ( 40 - 70 cm. formed by clay - slime - sand),
there is 3 meters thick of sand, specifically carbonate of calcium
and magnesium deriving from carnico - dolomites rocks crushed
and dragged on the plain from the floods of the Tagliamento. The physicist
- chemical composition of that soil is very important for the viticulture
because is highly draining and gives, therefore, lean, dry and flavoured
wines because of the presence of limestone.