Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine from the Prosecco grape named Glera produced in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia and named after the village of Prosecco. It is almost always made in sparkling (spumante) or semi-sparkling style (frizzante), or a still wine (tranquillo) depending on the number of bubbles. Prosecco ranges from dry to sweet and is labeled as such based on the amount of residual sugar, and Brut is the driest style.
Prosecco classified as Superiore is always spumante and only comes from UNESCO World Heritage DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco hills or Asolo, where we mostly visit on our tours. Prosecco DOC comes from Treviso and Trieste. Cartizze is a subzone at the top of the Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG quality pyramid. Their Consorzio has introduced official Rive delimitations, i.e. 15 communes that can make 43 different Rive subzone wines. These are named after the individual hills where the grapes originate to highlight the different microclimates and distinct terroirs.
Prosecco is the best-selling sparkling wine in the United States, Britain, and Germany. It's more affordable than Champagne, Cava, and Cremant due to the more economical Charmat 2nd fermentation, which takes place in large steel vats under high pressure and in less time rather than in bottles. It is not usual for Prosecco wines to be released a month after bottling.
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