Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, with its fruity and floreal aromas, is the the most well known and sought after spumante in the world. Its history began 3 centuries ago in the hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. Since 2009 Prosecco Superiore is identified by the DOCG, the highest grade of quality recognised in Italy, next to which we find DOCG of Asolo and DOC Prosecco, which extend over 9 provinces in Veneto and Friuli Venzia Giulia. The area of production of Prosecco Superiore which extends over only 15 towns, is just a small patch of hilly land but which represents the heart of the Prosecco world and is the summit of its
pyramid of production and quality.
Unique characteristics from a single vineyard
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is a spumante which has exported a new style of drinking all over the world due to its informal yet refined character. It is produced exclusively on the hills of Valdobbiadene, using mainly Glera grapes and a small percentage of minor local varietals. The maximum yield permitted per hectare is 13.5 quintals thus guaranteeing the maintenance of balance between vine, terrain and climate. The different cuvee are obtained by a clever combination of the grapes coming from various micro zones in the area, each one capable of giving to the wine unique characteristics which are expressed in differing levels of sweetness—Brut, Extra Dry and Dry, from the lowest to the highest percentage of residual sugar.
DOCG, Rive e Cartizze
The types of wines produced are 3:
- DOCG Rive
- DOCG Superiore di Cartizze