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. […]
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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/).