The Historical Region of CONEGLIANO-VALDOBBIADENE is now recognized as a DOCG region. Each bottle now carries a DOCG (tag) banner attached to the neck of each bottle. Like wines from the Chianti region that carry the ROOSTER on the neck of the bottle, PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE wines now have their own pedigree or label of AUTHENTICITY.
+ EXTRA DRY outsells BRUT in Europe (Time to catch up America!).
+The Prosecco grape is now known as the GLERA grape, its historical regional name.
+ The steep CARTIZZE region in Conegliano-Valdobbiadebe produces the BEST Proseccos.
+ Prosecco can only be sold in GLASS bottles, (Thanks to PARIS HILTON and her cans of Prosecco).
+ DOCG wines are Analyzed and Tasted by Government licensed personnel before bottling.
+ DOCG bottles are SEALED and numbered by the Italian Mint. The seal is attached to the Cap or Neck with the DOCG designation.
+ The DOCG wine must be bottled inside the area of production and all bottles must be approved and must carry the DOCG strip on the neck of the bottle.
+ Prosecco received a DOC rating in 1969.
Prosecco is labeled according to sweetness: BRUT (up to15grams of residual sugar)
EXTRA DRY (12-20 grams of residual sugar) DRY (20-35 grams of residual sugar).
Prosecco is low in alcohol, 11 to 12%. Prosecco does not ferment in the bottle and should be consumed young, within two years of production. Outside of Italy, Prosecco is consumed chilled, as an ‘Apertif” and is meant to taste ’Fresh and Light’.