If you think all Proseccos are created equal, think again. While all wine labeled Prosecco comes from northern Italy, one region in particular — Conegliano Valdobbiadene — produces the most elegant expressions. Because of its high quality, the region boasts Italy’s most prestigious status, Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene is Prosecco‘s birthplace. Vines have been present in the region since ancient times. Steep hillsides, stony soils, and cooling breezes off the Adriatic create a moderate climate and promote ideal growing conditions. This optimal climate also makes for fresh, vibrant grapes that are high in acidity, perfect for growing Glera, the signature grape of Prosecco wines. […]
Say that three times fast!
This difficult to pronounce, yet easy to love, wine region is a mere half-hour drive from Venice. Its considerable charm and raw natural beauty will win you over before you know it. There are more consumers around the world drinking sparkling wines from this region than any other, yet it remains a mystery to most.
By Ilona Thompson
DOCG Prosecco Superiore with Alan Tardi
Located in the steep hills of Italy’s Veneto lies Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the oldest region for producing DOCG Prosecco Superiore. It is only one of two areas of prosecco winemaking granted the prestigious DOCG status. Alan Tardi, U.S. Ambassador for Conegliano Valdobbiadene, discusses the three regions of production: Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Cartizze, where the indigenous Glera grapes are mainly hand harvested, the charmat “Italian” method of vinification and different Prosecco styles. This show is brought to you by Talk 4 Radio (http://www.talk4radio.com/) on the Talk 4 Media Network (http://www.talk4media.com/).
Strax norr om Venedig ligger Conegliano och Valdobbiaden. Det är här man producerar det mousserande vinet Prosecco. Följ med till ett underbart
vackert område som erbjuder många gastronomiska överraskningar. mer än bara Prosecco!
When we think of Prosecco, it is typically a light, fruity and fragrant sparkler made totally in stainless steel tanks that springs to mind, but it is the re-emergence of an ancient way of making Prosecco that is currently adding an extra layer of colour to the Prosecco palette.
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Text and photos by John Szabo MS with additional notes by Treve Ring
db was delighted to be invited to Prosecco’s heartland of Valdobbiadene to take part in its annual Vino in Villa festival celebrating the Italian sparkler. On arrival it was hard not to be charmed by the region’s rolling hills and lush landscape.
Somehow, Prosecco has managed to embed itself in the public imagination with an image as clear and as crisp as a summer’s day.
В итальянском районе Тревизо делают знаменитое просекко. Посетив несколько виноделен, можно начать в нем разбираться, познакомиться с традициями итальянских семей и местной кухней
There is a winding, hilly highway called Strada del Prosecco e Vini dei Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which begins and ends in the major towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, and which defies drivers to not pull over and gaze at the over-abundant scenic vistas, dotted with farmhouses and bedecked with pristine vineyards, all bearing fruit which will become, in bottle, a type of the Italian sparkling wine known widely as, simply, prosecco.
Story by Jim Tobler
by Helen Gregory
Think prosecco is nothing more than a poor cousin of Champagne? A visit to Italy’s Veneto region will change your mind – and perhaps your next drink order
by ALYSSA SCHWARTZ
Understading Italy’s sparkling wine sensation
by Alison Napjus, April 2016
“These are the most beautiful vineyards I’ve ever seen. And, I’ve seen a lot of vineyards,” I kept repeating as I visited the captivating hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. I wasn’t surprised to learn this nook of the Veneto is petitioning to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It is fitting that the most beautiful vineyards dedicated to Prosecco production also make its most impressive gems. Today, Prosecco – as an umbrella category – rules the kingdom of sparklers in sales growth and broad consumer appreciation.
By Christy Canterbury MW
Sparkling wines are a hot category. Sales of still wines have remained pretty steady over the last few years, but continue to grow for sparkling ones. That’s true for everything from Champagne to Spain’s Cava, but Prosecco is leading the way. Over the last three years, SAQ sales of this sparkling wine from the Veneto region in northeast Italy have almost doubled.
by Bill Zacharkiw
Sip Italy’s best known sparkling wine at the wineries that produced it with this wine tour along the Prosecco Road, where many of the estates open their doors to visitors.
By Hannah Seaton
Artisan Prosecco is finally attracting eyeballs. But will it be submerged under a mass-market torrent that Prosecco makers brought on themselves?
Every month Decanter magazine chooses an unusual and exciting terroir to feature in the ‘Joy of Terroir’ feature. Here is the 2015 selection.
By Hannah Seaton