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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, the names Conegliano Prosecco or Valdobbiadene Prosecco are permitted, which is mostly used by producers from the two municipalities due to local pride.

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 south facing 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 in 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. This refers to the vineyards on the steepest hill slopes. You could say it as Grands Crus describe. There are 43 Rive in total. Of these, 12 are municipal and 31 are municipalities. A rive is produced from grapes of a municipality or community part exclusively as spumante. The name could be, for example, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di San Pietro .

Simultaneously with the revaluation on DOCG took place in 2009 also a name change. The previously used 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% may be used in the varieties Bianchetta Trevigiana. Glera Lunga (former Prosecco Lunga), Perera and Verdiso be. There are the types of wine Prosecco (Tranquillo), Frizzante , Spumante Superiore and Spumante Superiore di Cartizze . Another DOCG area for Prosecco in Veneto is Colli Asolani Prosecco,

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