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Merlara (Italy)
Country Italy
region Veneto
province Padua  (PD)
Local name Merlara
Coordinates 45 ° 10 ′  N , 11 ° 26 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 10 ′ 0 ″  N , 11 ° 26 ′ 0 ″  E
surface 21 km²
Residents 2,566 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 122 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 35040
prefix 0429
ISTAT number 028053

Merlara is a municipality in the province of Padua , Veneto region , Italy . 2566 inhabitants live in an area of ​​21 km² (as of December 31, 2019). The place is at a height of 12  m above sea level. NN . The neighboring communities are Casale di Scodosie, Castelbaldo, Masi, Padua d'Adige, Terrazzo and Urbane. The area is dominated by agriculture and lives primarily from viticulture as well as from growing grain, fruit and vegetables.


The municipality and its surrounding area give its name to an Italian wine-growing region within the provinces of Padua and Verona . The area has had the status of "Controlled Designation of Origin " ( Denominazione di origine controllata - DOC) since July 13, 2000 , which was last updated on March 7, 2014.

Growing area

Cultivation and vinification are permitted in the following municipalities:


A number of types of wine are permitted within the designation of origin:

Blended wines ( Cuvées )
  • Merlara Rosso : Red wine (also called " Novello "), which is made from 50–70% Merlot . A maximum of 50% other analogue grape varieties may be added (individually or together).
  • Merlara Bianco : White wine (also as a frizzante ), 50–70% made from Tocai Friulano . A maximum of 50% other analogue grape varieties may be added (individually or together).
Almost single origin wines

They are called Merlara ... , followed by the respective grape variety. The grape variety mentioned must contain at least 85%. A maximum of 50% of other analogous grape varieties approved for cultivation in the provinces of Padua and Verona may be added.

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. a b c Disciplinare di Produzione della Denominazione di Origine Controllata (production regulations and description). (PDF) In: November 27, 2017, accessed July 22, 2018 (Italian).

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