Prosecco DOC was born in an area with unique environmental conditions.
The Prosecco DOC area of production is located in North East Italy, and more precisely in territories falling within 4 provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine) and 5 provinces of Veneto (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza), one of the most beautiful territories in the whole of Italy.
If harvesting, wine-making and bottling all take place entirely within the provinces of Treviso and Trieste, the special titles Prosecco DOC Treviso and Prosecco DOC Trieste can be used. Two provinces which have played a fundamental role in the history of Prosecco production.
The provinces, glimpses of Prosecco DOC.
Good Prosecco is born, not made.
The grapes used for making Prosecco DOC are primarily of the Glera variety, a type native to North East Italy and renowned since Roman times.
The Glera is a white grape variety. It has nut-brown vines and produces long, generous bunches of golden yellow grapes. Cultivation involves vertical training of the shoots and thinning as well as pinching and tying in order to create the perfect micro-climate to encourage aromatic substances to settle on the grapes.
Traditionally, Glera may be combined with up to 15% Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot nero grapes, vinified off the skins.
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