Prosecco DOC is a white, Italian sparkling wine made with at least 85% Glera grapes, and comes in four levels, from the driest to the sweetest: Brut, Extra Dry, Dry and Demi-Sec.
It is very versatile; it can be consumed on its own or incorporated into cocktails. Real Italian Prosecco bottles are labelled with the acronyms DOC and DOCG, which mean: Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). These certifications are a guarantee of quality and authenticity.
Prosecco DOC is produced exclusively in a limited area of northeastern Italy, in the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and more specifically in 9 areas across the two regions, spanning about 24,450 hectares of flat and gentle hillside land.
It is easy to get lost in the narrow streets of Venice, so mysterious and full of hidden gems at every corner. A city that is a symbol of Italy all over the world, as is its most renowned wine, Prosecco DOC. For this reason, we have chosen to celebrate this city’s birthday with a dedicated label, an enduring bond between elegance and magic.
Few cities are more intimately associated with a drink than Venice is with Prosecco DOC. Produced mainly in the Veneto region, of which Venice is the capital, it is sipped in every backstreet bacaro and plush hotel bar across town, whatever the hour. Furthermore, it provides the fizz in a Bellini, the city’s signature drink, and accompanies the Spritz, one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in northern Italy.
Don’t miss the opportunity to taste Prosecco DOC on your next trip to Italy. Prosecco DOC wine tours are only an hour from Venice, and you’ll be able to see (and taste) where the magic really happens!