THE IDEAL LAND
A wine with Controlled Designation of Origin status is produced in compliance with very strict rules in a specific geographical area which is historically renowned for its Prosecco production. The specific environmental conditions of the area give it its characteristic qualities.
The Prosecco DOC production area is located in northeast Italy, more precisely in the territories of 5 Veneto provinces (Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Padua, Belluno) and 4 provinces in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine), one of the most stunning areas in the Italian peninsula.
When the grapes are harvested and the wine produced and bottled exclusively in the provinces of Treviso and Trieste, the special mention Treviso or Trieste may be written on the label in recognition of the invaluable part these two provinces have played in the history of Prosecco.
Within the Prosecco DOC production area lies the territory of the DOCG Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene e Colli Asolani. This area is smaller and includes, on one side, the hills which go from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene in the province of Treviso, and on the other the area which stretches from the foothills of the Alps to Nervesa della Battaglia, including the magnificent hills of Asolo and Montello. As can be expected, the land in this relatively large territory is very diverse but the climate on the whole is mild: the area is protected by the Alps to the north and caressed by the warm breezes which come off the Adriatic Sea to the east. These breezes help maintain a mild climate in summer and bring the necessary rainfall which helps the vines grow properly. At the end of the summer the area is subject to dramatic differences in day time and night time temperatures, which are instrumental in developing aromatic substances in the grapes as they ripen. The soil is alluvial in origin so is predominantly clayey-loamy with an abundance of minerals and microelements and is the perfect terrain for growing grapes for sparkling and semi-sparkling wines.