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Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco

DOCG area for sparkling wines (Spumante), sparkling wines (Frizzante) and still wines (Tranquillo) in the Italian region Veneto, The former DOC area was highly qualified in 2009. The former IGT area Prosecco was classified as a DOC area in this context. Alternatively permitted on the label are also the names Conegliano Prosecco or Valdobbiadene Prosecco , which is mostly used by producers from the two municipalities due to local pride. Incidentally, the entire Prosecco area was recognized by UNESCO in 2019 in the "Cultural Landscape" category World Heritage appointed.

Prosecco - vineyards

The zone comprises the hilly area between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene with 4,500 hectares of vines in 15 municipalities. These are Cison di Valmarino, Colle Umberto, Conegliano, Farra di Soligo, Follina, Miane, Pieve di Soligo, Refrontolo, San Pietro di Feletto, San Vendemiano, Susegana, Tarzo, Valdobbiadene, Vidor and Vittorio Veneto in the province of Treviso. The Cartizze area is a south-facing location in the municipal area of Valdobbiadene. It encompasses 107 hectares of vineyards in a purely south-facing position, distributed across the municipal areas of Saccol, San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano in the municipality of Valdobbiadene. This area is considered to be of the best quality. The names Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze or Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze can also be used for these wines.

With the DOCG classification, the new typology "Rive", which comes from the local dialect, was introduced, which applies to the 43 steepest hill slopes (analogously Grands Crus ). Of these, 12 correspond to community areas and 31 sub-areas of communities. A rive is produced from grapes from a municipality or part of a municipality exclusively as a spumante. Marketing may only take place on March 1st of the year following the harvest. A possible name is Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di San Pietro .

With the upgrade to DOCG in 2009 there was also a change of name. The former grape variety name Prosecco is now considered to be protected by EU law designation of origin, The wines must have at least 85% Glera (formerly Prosecco Tondo), contained 100% in the Cartizze range, the remaining 15% can use the varieties freely Bianchetta Trevigiana. Glera Lunga (formerly Prosecco Lunga), Perera and Verdiso his. There are the types of wine Prosecco (Tranquillo), Frizzante , Spumante Superiore and Spumante Superiore di Cartizze . The Spumante is produced in the flavors extra brut, brut, extra dry, dry and demi-sec. From 2019 the type "Sui Lieviti" ( sur lie ) introduced. Another DOCG area for Prosecco in Veneto is Colli Asolani Prosecco,

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