Prosecco was granted Controlled Designation of Origin status on 17 July 2009 and, on 19 November of the same year, the Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC was set up.
It brings together voluntarily the different groups of producers – individual or associated vine-growers, wine and sparkling wine producers – to ensure the designation continues to grow and that the production regulations are complied with.
THE AIMS OF THE PROTECTION CONSORTIUM ARE:
To protect and safeguard the quality of the product.
To promote and develop the product.
To provide consumers with information.
To monitor correct use of the Designation.
To manage the general interests of the Designation.
The Consortium is regulated by its Articles of Association, approved by its members and MIPAAF (the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies) and by European and Italian regulations.