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Prosecco DOCG

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Prosecco DOCG

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DOC area for Still wines. sparkling wines and in the two Italian regions Veneto (in the provinces of Belluno, Padova, Treviso, Venice and Vicenza) and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (in the provinces of Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine). Prosecco was named UNESCO in 2019 in the "Cultural Landscape" category World Heritage appointed. The large area covers a total of 20,000 hectares of vineyards. Antonio is considered the founder of Prosecco sparkling wine Carpenè (1838-1902) in the 19th century. The former IGT area was highly qualified in 2009. At the same time, the former DOC area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene became the DOCG area Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco upgraded. The previously used Prosecco grape variety name is now protected by EU law only as designation of origin and no longer as a cultivar name. The Prosecco grape variety (Prosecco Tondo) is now called Glera, the Prosecco Lungo grape is now called Glera Lunga,

Prosecco - vineyards

Prosecco = sparkling wine (sparkling wine) - this has always been wrongly accepted by many consumers. But still wine is also made from it. The part of the name "secco" has nothing to do with the Italian term for "dry". The far-reaching change decided by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2009 was aimed at making the battered image of the numerous marketed as Prosecco Frizzante and Spumante restore. The years of flooding in Germany Bottled discounter prosecco at dumping prices has now ended. It also eliminated the confusion that products outside the Prosecco area from other parts of Italy were also marketed as Prosecco.

The wines are made from at least 85% Glera (formerly Prosecco), as well as a maximum of 15% in any use of Bianchetta Trevigiana. Chardonnay. Glera Lunga (formerly Prosecco Lunga), Perera, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ) Verdiso and white pressed Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) pressed. There are the wine types Prosecco (Tranquillo = still wine), Prosecco Frizzante and Prosecco Spumante. The Spumante is produced in the flavors brut, extra dry, dry and demi-sec. If the spumante is generated using Metodo classico, the label the text "rifermentazione in bottiglia" ( bottle fermentation ) appear.

In the case of grape origin, processing and bottling in the province of Treviso, “Provincia di Treviso” or “Treviso” can be indicated. Bottling is only permitted in white or green glass bottles, which was previously prohibited in supermarkets in cans (within the EU this would also be possible for quality wines). Mostly after the Méthode charmat (Tank fermentation) sparkling wines produced are with around 30 million bottles annually after Asti Spumante Italy's second most sparkling wine produced in Piedmont.

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