PROSECCO

SPARKLING WINE FROM ITALY?

Since 2010, the term Prosecco has stood for a controlled place of origin. Just like for French Champagne, a Prosecco can only be named as such if it originates from the growing region with the same name.. This is made up of the two accredited regions, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and their nine provinces, Treviso, Belluno, Venezia, Vicenza, Padova, Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia and Trieste.

This is where the connoisseur would enthuse: here, lots of sun and decent downpours of rain make for a mild climate, that allows the exquisite grapes to grow on the fertile southern side of the slopes to up to 500 metres in height.

The denominations DOC or DOCG are additional, strictly tested quality criteria. What initially sounds complicated, is nothing but great as a result: DOC, Italian for “Denominazione di Origine Controllata”, refers to the controlled origin from the accredited Prosecco region, and the even more exclusive DOCG – “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” – refers to a Prosecco for which the grapes originate exclusively from the growing region of Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, the first wine route in Italy. We are certain: quality that is so rigorously tested can taste nothing but excellence.