Grumolo delle Abbadesse Rice

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Grumolo delle Abbadesse Rice

Rice has been grown since the 16th century in Grumolo delle Abbadesse, a small municipality halfway between Vicenza and Padua, after it was introduced by nuns from the Benedictine abbey of San Pietro di Vicenza. The crop, which currently covers around 100 hectares, has left its mark on the small town. Splendid patrician villas were built here by Venetian nobles who came to oversee their land. Grumolo Vialone Nano rice has medium-small grains, and thanks to the characteristics of the soil and water, the quality is excellent.

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Available all year round

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The local Vialone Nano has a low yield, and the market demands more productive varieties. For this reason, many producers have planted modern varieties, like Carnaroli, or even switched to other crops like corn. The local variety comes from a 1937 cross between the celebrated Vialone Nero, which is no longer grown, and the Nano. Classified as semifino, it has round grains of medium size, ideal for salads and especially risotto, particularly with fish and vegetables.

Production Area:
Grumolo delle Abbadesse and Torri di Quartesolo Municipalities (Vicenza province), and Gazzo Padovano (Padova province)

Presidium supported by
Region of Veneto

Producers
Azienda Agricola Francesco De Tacchi
Via Garibaldi, 54
Grantortino di Gazzo Padovano (Pd)
Tel. +39 347 5945468
ufficio.commerciale@detacchi.it
www.detacchi.it

Costantino Barban
Via Piave, 10
Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vi)
lidiabarban@virgilio.it
www.barbancostantino.it

Federica Trevisan
Via Monache, 14
Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vi)
Tel. +39 338 7978599
info@risonatura.it
www.risonatura.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Matteo Barban
Tel. +39 338 7978599
matteobarban@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Maria Luisa Teso
Tel. +39 348 5114577
presidioriso@gmail.com
The local Vialone Nano has a low yield, and the market demands more productive varieties. For this reason, many producers have planted modern varieties, like Carnaroli, or even switched to other crops like corn. The local variety comes from a 1937 cross between the celebrated Vialone Nero, which is no longer grown, and the Nano. Classified as semifino, it has round grains of medium size, ideal for salads and especially risotto, particularly with fish and vegetables.

Production Area:
Grumolo delle Abbadesse and Torri di Quartesolo Municipalities (Vicenza province), and Gazzo Padovano (Padova province)

Presidium supported by
Region of Veneto

Producers
Azienda Agricola Francesco De Tacchi
Via Garibaldi, 54
Grantortino di Gazzo Padovano (Pd)
Tel. +39 347 5945468
ufficio.commerciale@detacchi.it
www.detacchi.it

Costantino Barban
Via Piave, 10
Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vi)
lidiabarban@virgilio.it
www.barbancostantino.it

Federica Trevisan
Via Monache, 14
Grumolo delle Abbadesse (Vi)
Tel. +39 338 7978599
info@risonatura.it
www.risonatura.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Matteo Barban
Tel. +39 338 7978599
matteobarban@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Maria Luisa Teso
Tel. +39 348 5114577
presidioriso@gmail.com

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StateItaly
RegionVeneto

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