Conegliano - Valdobbiadene
Beauty that speaks for itself
The Quality Pyramid of the Prosecco
Prosecco DOCG wine is produced in the 15 municipalities to which the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene belong.
At the top stands the crus, i.e., the Cartizze produced within its 108 hectares, unique in the world for its slopes. The 43 rive from which sparkling wines are obtained are produced exclusively by a single municipality. Each with its own organoleptic characteristics.
Every Area has its own TerroirSoils of the area show structural differences within a few kilometres of each other. These differences determine the characteristics of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco. The soil is characterised by a mix of rock and sand rich in minerals with marine origin. The natural slopes of the hills assure that rainwater is drained. The fresh air from the Dolomites encounters the marine breeze creating the ideal mild climate.
Exposure to the sun and temperature range between day and night results in a Superior wine
The DOCG Hills
The area is characterised by a particular geomorphologic conformation, known as the ‘hogback’, consisting of a range of steep ridges stretching from east to west and spaced by small parallel valleys. In this challenging setting, the farmers have been able to adapt over the centuries, moulding the steep slopes and developing their agricultural techniques. Due to this challenging setting, and the manual work involved it has been named “Heroic viticulture”.
Prosecco DOC wine, unlike DOCG, is mainly produced in much larger and flatter areas between the provinces of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia with significantly different wine making techniques.
DOC means that Prosecco is a wine produced according to a specification, in a specific geographical area, dedicated to the production of this wine and characterised by specific environmental conditions.