Prosecco is a white Italian wine with lively elegance
and fruity and floral fragrances.
Its story began in Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a hilly area in North-East Italy, 50 km from Venice and around 100 from the Dolomites. Here, for over three centuries, people have grown the grapes that produce Prosecco Superiore, whose success began with the founding of Italy’s first School of Winemaking in 1876. The production area covers 15 communes and represents the heart of the world of Prosecco; it is one of Italy’s historic denominations, recognized in 1969. In 2009, with the reorganisation of the denominations for Prosecco, the Ministry of Agriculture classified it as a Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (D.O.C.G.), the highest level of quality for Italian wines.
There are also the Asolo D.O.C.G. and the Prosecco D.O.C., covering 9 Provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, created to protect the viticultural heritage of Prosecco and defend it around the world.
Every bottle always bears a Government Quality Label, displaying a number that makes it unique and traceable, together with the name and logo of the denomination. It can be recognized by its golden colour, which identifies all of Italy’s D.O.C.G.s.
The label is the wine’s identity card. It gives various details about the wine, of which the most important is the name of the zone it comes from. This is either written on its own, or associated with the term “Prosecco Superiore” in the case of the sparkling wine.
The iconic version of Conegliano Valdobbiadene is the sparkling wine which, thanks to its informal yet refined character, has created a new style of drink. In this version, the name “Prosecco” is accompanied on the label by the adjective “Superiore”.