Prosecco

Prosecco is one of the Made in Italy brands of absolute excellence; its versatility, freshness and drinkability, combined with its excellent quality-price ratio, have made it one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world. Due to its fresh and drinkable nature, Prosecco has become in particular a sparkling wine that goes perfectly with aperitif; for this reason it has become so loved in the world, becoming the best-selling sparkling wine in the world, surpassing even the unattainable Champagne.

Prosecco takes its name from a homonymous town in the province of Trieste, in the karstic plateau, but it has found its highest expression between the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019. The Prosecco production process is called Charmat-Martinotti method, typical of the second fermentation in autoclave; the process begins with the must, extracted from the pressing of the de-stemmed berries, which is placed in steel tanks with yeasts, to begin alcoholic fermentation and to create carbon dioxide. After the alcoholic fermentation, the second fermentation takes place, which, as mentioned, will be in an autoclave, with the addition of selected indigenous yeasts; the process lasts about a month and a half, a long and gradual process that avoids stressing the wine and enhancing the perlage.

There are different expressions, different denominations in the Prosecco world: let's start by defining that there is a DOC denomination, which includes four provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine) and five provinces of the Veneto region (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza). As part of Prosecco Doc it is also planned to add the special mentions Treviso and Trieste when the grapes are picked exclusively within the two provinces.

The highest qualitative peaks of Prosecco are reached with the DOCG denomination, obtained in the three traditional areas of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Asolo; in addition to the aforementioned areas, the Rive type can be produced on the steeper slopes, while the highest peak is reached with Superiore di Cartizze. Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze DOCG represents the "Grand Cru" of Italian sparkling wines, and is limited to a perimeter of 108 hectares; the sparkling wine produced in this area generally has a more complex bouquet and a more intense color.

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