DOC area for Still wines. sparkling wines and sparkling wines in the two Italian regions Veneto (in the provinces of Belluno, Padova, Treviso, Venice and Vicenza) and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (in the provinces of Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine). Prosecco became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2019 World Heritage appointed. The large area covers a total of 20,000 hectares of vineyards. The founder of Prosecco sparkling wine is Antonio Carpenè (1838-1902) in the 19th century. The former IGT area was highly qualified in 2009. At the same time, the former DOC area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene became the DOCG area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco upgraded. The previously used grape name Prosecco is now protected by EU law exclusively as designation of origin and no more than a variety name. The grape variety Prosecco (Prosecco Tondo) is now called Glera, the grape variety Prosecco Lungo is now called Glera Lunga,
Prosecco = sparkling wine (sparkling wine) - that has always been mistakenly accepted by many consumers. But it is also pressed still wine from it. The name part "secco" has nothing to do with the Italian term for "dry". The far-reaching change adopted in 2009 by the Ministry of Agriculture had the aim of rendering the battered image of the many marketed as Prosecco Frizzante and Spumante restore. The years of flooding in Germany bottled discount Prosecco at dumping prices was thus ended. It also removed the confusion that also products outside the Prosecco range from other parts of Italy were marketed as Prosecco.
The wines are made from at least 85% Glera (previously Prosecco), and a maximum of 15% in any use of Bianchetta Trevigiana. Chardonnay. Glera Lunga (formerly Prosecco Lunga), Perera, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) Verdiso and white-hot Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) pressed. There are the types of wine Prosecco (Tranquillo = still wine), Prosecco Frizzante and Prosecco Spumante. The spumante is produced in the flavors brut, extra dry, dry and demi-sec. For spumante generated by Metodo classico, the label the text "rifermentazione in bottiglia" ( bottle fermentation ) appear.
For grape origin, processing and bottling in the province of Treviso, "Provincia di Treviso" or "Treviso" may be indicated. The bottling is only allowed in white or green glass bottles, which used to be prohibited for supermarkets in the usual canned marketing (within the EU, this would also be possible for quality wines). Mostly after the Méthode charmat (Tank fermentation) produced sparkling wines are with approximately 30 million bottles annually after that Asti Spumante in Piedmont the second most produced sparkling wines of Italy.
Image: Consorzio Prosecco