White Grape Variety: Glera
Prosecco DOC is Italy’s most renowned sparkling wine. The wine’s production area is located in northeastern Italy, more precisely in territories falling within 4 provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine) and 5 provinces of Veneto (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza).
The grapes used for making Prosecco DOC are primarily of the Glera variety, a type native to northeastern Italy and renowned since Roman times. Traditionally, Glera may be combined with up to 15% of other white varietals especially Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, all of which are indigenous to the region.
Prosecco DOC was born in an area with unique environmental conditions. With steep vineyards, abundant southern exposure and a breeze that arrives from the Adriatic to the east, the appellation offers the ideal conditions for obtaining fresh wines, with vibrant acidity and signature minerality.