About Prosecco Superiore DOCG
140 Years of Excellence
Prosecco is a sparkling white Italian wine with lively elegance, fruity and floral fragrances.
The history of Prosecco began in Valdobbiadene, a hilly area in North-East Italy, a territory difficult to harvest but charming, a breathtaking landscape punctuated by steep vineyards and natural vegetation, rich in history and art, nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Land of Prosecco. Here, for over three Centuries, people have grown the Glera grapes that produce Prosecco Superiore, whose success began with the founding of Italy’s first School of Winemaking in 1876.
Its authenticy, uniqueness, and its exceptional characteristics together with the improvements made by hundreds of years of vine-growing experience, have granted Italian Prosecco the prestige once upon a time only given to French Champagne.
The DOCG Label
Not all Italian sparkling wines are Prosecco
Not all Prosecco are Prosecco Superiore DOCG
At the top of the quality pyramid in the Prosecco world, there is the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
DOCG means Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin: it is the prestigious label that certifies that the wine producer followed the strictest possible regulations to make that wine. The wine is tested by a committee that guarantees its quality and geographic authenticity.
There are currently just a handful of Italian wines that qualify for DOCG status.
We exclusively supply the top of the Prosecco pyramid
PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is a D.O.C.G. sparkling wine produced exclusively in the hills of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone; it is made from the Glera grape variety. The denomination is made up of 15 communes (municipal areas), and takes its name from the zone’s twin capitals: Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.
Each winery, by skilfully mixing the grapes from the various micro-zones of the area, creates the blends (“cuvées”) that act as ambassadors for its own, distinctive winemaking philosophy. Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore may be enjoyed in Brut, Extra Dry and Dry versions, classified according to their level of residual sugar.
PROSECCO SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE DOCG
The golden-hued wine that expresses absolute top quality within the Denomination. Cartizze comes from a sub-zone that covers just 107 hectares of vineyards, lying among the steepest hills of San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol, in the commune of Valdobbiadene.
The perfect combination of a mild microclimate and very ancient soils, made up of moraines, sandstone and clays, give these wines unique characteristics. The maximum yield is of 12 tonnes of grapes per hectare (13.5 in the case of Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Its colour is a straw yellow, with brilliant highlights that vary from pastel shades to golden tones.
The nose is characterized by very complex scents that recall apples and pears, citrus fruits, rich aromas of peaches and apricots and hints of roses, along with a note of almonds in the aftertaste.
Its flavour is well-balanced and elegant, with very fresh, mellow fruit underpinned by delicate, fine bubbles.