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Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco

DOCG range 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 permissible on the label are also the names Conegliano Prosecco or Valdobbiadene Prosecco , which is mostly used by producers from the two communities due to local pride. Incidentally, the entire area of Prosecco in the year 2019 in the category "cultural landscape" by the UNESCO was World Heritage appointed.

Prosecco - vineyards

The zone covers the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene with 4,500 hectares in 15 municipalities. These are Cison di Valmarino, Colle Umberto, Conegliano, Farigo 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 municipality of Valdobbiadene. It covers 107 hectares of pure south facing, distributed over the municipalities Saccol, San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano in the municipality Valdobbiadene. This area is considered the best quality. These wines can also be called Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze or Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze .

With the DOCG classification, the new, derived from the local dialect typology "Rive" was introduced, which applies to the 43 steepest hill slopes (mutatis mutandis Grands Crus ). Of these, 12 are municipal and 31 are municipalities. A rive is produced from grapes of a community or community part exclusively as spumante. The marketing may take place only on 1 March of the year following the harvest. One possible name is Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di San Pietro .

With the revaluation on DOCG 2009 also a name change took place. The former grape variety name Prosecco is now protected by EU law exclusively as designation of origin, The wines must be at least 85% Glera (formerly Prosecco Tondo), in the range Cartizze 100%, the remaining 15% can be used in the varieties Bianchetta Trevigiana. Glera Lunga (former 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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