Grape Varieties

ONLY GOOD GRAPES MAKE GOOD WINE

The grapes used to make Prosecco DOC are mainly Glera, a native variety from northeast Italy known since Roman times.

Glera is a white grape variety. Its shoots are a hazelnut brown and it produces large, long bunches of golden yellow grapes. The shoots are trained to grow vertically, thinned out when in excess, trimmed and tied back to create a microclimate which encourages the formation of aromatic substances in the grapes.

The following varieties are traditionally used with Glera up to a maximum of 15 % of the total: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero, in the white winemaking process.