P i r a m i d e Q u a l i t a t i v a d e l l a d e n o m i n a z i o n e

L a P i r a m i d e q u a l i t a t i v a d e l C o n e g l i a n o - V a l d o b b i a d e n e D o c g P r o s e c c o S u p e r i o r e

Spanning 15 municipalities, the Prosecco Superiore production area is the hub of the Valdobbiadene DOCG world. It has had an officially recognized designation ever since 1969. When the Prosecco designations were reorganized in 2009, its importance was underlined by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to elevate Prosecco Superiore to DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status, which is the highest form of recognition for quality on the Italian wine scene.

In addition to DOCG Prosecco Superiore, it’s also possible to find DOCG Asolo and DOC Prosecco. The latter encompasses no fewer than nine provinces in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. The designations were created to protect and promote our wine growing heritage. They clearly distinguish between Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore and DOC Prosecco, thus guaranteeing the authenticity and quality of Valdobbiadene DOCG wines all over the world.

Join us as we explore the magic and traditions of this exceptional wine, which embodies the story and spirit of a unique region with its quintessential elegance and quality.

THE VARIOUS CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG AREAS

L a P i r a m i d e Q u a l i t a t i v a d e l P r o s e c c o D o c e d e l C o n e g l i a n o - V a l d o b b i a d e n e D o c g

Our Quality Pyramid can help to guide you as you explore our world. Triumphantly taking its place in the highest section of the pyramid is Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore, the ultimate epitome of quality and refinement.

The Top: Valdobbiadene DOCG Superiore di Cartizze. A gem of a wine that literally sparkles at the very top of the pyramid, prestigious Valdobbiadene DOCG Superiore di Cartizze comes from an exceptional terroir. Exclusively made with Glera grapes that are grown in an area of just 107 hectares on the legendary Cartizze hill, this sparkling wine is the crowning glory of Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco.

Rive: A Mosaic of Unique Terroirs. Directly below Cartizze, you will find Rive: Valdobbiadene DOCG sparkling wines from the most inaccessible but ideally suited hillside vineyards, with clearly defined boundaries in just one municipality or hamlet. Each of the 43 officially recognized Rive has unique characteristics and a range of sensory experiences to offer.

The Historic Heart: Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore. The core of the pyramid is formed by the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore made in 15 municipalities between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, the historic cradle of sparkling wine. Wine growing is an art here and an average of 400-500 hours of manual labour per hectare are needed every year to tend the steep hillsides in the DOCG area.

The Base: DOC Prosecco. At the base of the pyramid is DOC Prosecco, which is made in 9 provinces on the plain between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. It extensively expresses the qualities of the area and the Prosecco tradition.