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Prosecco DOC
Prosecco DOC, Prosecco PDO, Prosecco spumante, Prosecco sparkling wine

Introduction: The legislative decree N° 61 of April 8th 2010, all the wines D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. had to merge into the P.D.O. denomination, with the possibility to maintain the D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. "old" denominations.


The Prosecco DOC is a white wine made essentially with Glera vine. We recognised four kind of Prosecco: "Prosecco" also called Prosecco "tranquillo", Prosecco spumante, Prosecco spumante rosé and Prosecco frizzante.
The different types of Prosecco are produced or can be produced by a basic "Prosecco tranquillo"; then for "Prosecco Spumante" "Prosecco Spumante rosé" and "Prosecco Frizzante" takes places a second fermentation with specific steps.

- Prosecco tranquillo is the classic, basic Prosecco, made by Glera vine (85% minimum) and a 15% of other determined vines.
It has a straw-yellow colour with a flavour dry or sweetish, fresh.
Prosecco Frizzante has a straw-yellow colour more or less intense, in the mouth is dry or sweety, fresh, can be recognizable scents of wisteria and lemon.
- Prosecco Spumante has a straw-yellow colour, brilliant, with very fine, persistent bubbles with fine aromas and in the mouth is fresh, soft, dry. It can be recognised scents of apple, rose and banana.
- Prosecco Spumante rosé has a soft pink colour, with a flavour dry or sweet, fresh and characteristic.


How is it produced?

All begins when at the end of August and September arrives the right moment in which grapes have sugars, acidity and aromatic substances at the better level to guarantee a quality production of wine.

PROCESSING: The grapes arrive in wineries and there - in a short time - takes places the destemming phase and a soft pressing of the grapes with the aim to remove the grape skins.
Begins the fermentation of the must for about 15-20 days, keeping the internal temperature of must no more than 18° C : low temperature allows to preserve all the fragrances and flavours of wine. This wine has an 85% minimum of Glera vine and a 15% of grapes varieties among Bianchetta, Perera, Verdiso, Glera lunga and Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot grigio and Pinot noir processing without grape skins. This is the basic Prosecco "Tranquillo". However we can find Prosecco with 100% of Glera.

- Prosecco Frizzante (frizzante=sparkling) : Grapes and initial processing could be the same of a "Prosecco tranquillo" but it needs a "transformation" for becoming a sparkling wine.
It takes place a new slow fermentation through the Martinotti-Charmat method in "autoclave" (autoclave=pressurized stainless steel tank) normally no less of 30 days.

- Prosecco Spumante: It is a Prosecco tranquillo with a second fermentation through Martinotti-Charmat method in "autoclave" (autoclave=pressurized stainless steel tank) normally no less of 60 days at controlled temperature of 15-16° C.
We can distinguished some types of Prosecco Spumante, and all depend by sugar content : Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extradry, Dry o Demi-sec. First is the "Spumante Brut Nature" with a lower sugar content: between 0 to 3 grams/ lt.; while the "Spumante Demi Sec" is the sweeter with sugar content between 32 to 50 grams/liters.

- Prosecco Spumante rosé : It is a Prosecco tranquillo, but contains a 10-15 % of Pinot noir processed with grape skins. So those two wines will be blended and refermented through Martinotti-Charmat method in "autoclave" (autoclave=pressurized stainless steel tank) normally no less of 60 days at controlled temperature of 15-16° C.

Production area

The production area is located in two region of North East of Italy, Veneto (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza provinces) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine provinces).

Some producers

Cantina Colli Del Soligo
Pieve di Soligo (TV)

Bottega S.p.A.
Bibano di Godega di Sant’Urbano (TV)

consortium prosecco DOC website

Consortium Prosecco
It was established in 2009 with the aim to develop the D.O.C. denomination and associate the winegrowers, single producers or associated, sparkling wine companies.
The Prosecco obtained in 2009 the D.O.C. denomination (D.C.O. = Denomination of Controlled Origin).

Piazza Filodrammatici 3
Tel. (+39) 0422.1572383
email: info@consorzioprosecco.it
Consortium website: https://www.prosecco.wine/en



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