The Conegliano Valdobbiadene area
Found in the Veneto region of Italy, the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area is internationally renowned for the Prosecco Superiore DOCG made there.
Thanks to its distinctive, unique hilly landscape, it boasts ideal characteristics for wine growing.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE VINEYARDS
It encapsulates a story, an area and passion that’s been passed down through the generations.
The term “vineyards” in this setting is used to describe various areas where vines are grown. Many of them have specific names that often refer to subzones, hills or micro-areas.
The best known subzones and vineyards (or “rive” as they’re known locally) in the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area include:
- Cartizze (Saccol area)
- Santo Stefano
- San Pietro di Barbozza
- Col San Martino
- Fara di Soligo
The main variety of grapes grown is Glera. For wine to be labelled Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore, Glera grapes must make up at least 85% of the total amount used.
It is important to note that, while Glera is the dominant grape variety and defines the main character of Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, the use of complementary grape varieties is allowed but up to 15% of other specified varieties, such as Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera and Glera Lunga
At Spumanti Gemin, we’re totally committed to sustainability in the natural world and the vineyards that we tend every day.
We grow our own grapes in our vineyards. They span 6 hectares and are subject to strict control measures under the Italian National Integrated Production Quality System (SQNPI). This enables us to meticulously monitor the environmental impact of our agricultural activities and ensure that we take an environmentally friendly approach in everything we do.
In addition, we’ve taken concrete action to increase biodiversity in the local area by starting six colonies of bees in our vineyards. It’s all part of our commitment to taking measures that go beyond matters strictly related to wine production, underlining the responsibility we feel towards the ecosystem around us.
SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
When it’s produced in perfect harmony with the natural world, we firmly believe not only that the quality of wine is greater, but also that it tells a profound story full of passion, respect and unparalleled dedication.