"PROSECCO can be of four different types: still, sparkling, rosé sparkling, and frizzante. Main white grape is Glera and for the rosé Pinot Nero. PROSECCO TREVISO is Prosecco made in Treviso province with grapes cultivated in Treviso. PROSECCO MILLESIMATO is Prosecco coming from a specific vintage that must be written on label; PROSECCO ROSÉ must be Millesimato. Geography of the area of production (Veneto-Friuli) is characterized by plain soil for the most and temperate climate with Alps protecting from cold northern winds and Adriatic Sea to the south bringing Scirocco wind and summer rains; in wintertime dry winds from the west (Bora) contribute to greater temperature range between day and night which help building aromaticity in the grapes. Alluvial soils, mostly clayey-silty are rich in minerals and microelements. PROSECCO name was discovered in documents of XVII century describing a wine produced in an area called Prosecco near Trieste; during XVIII and XIX centuries, fine wine production moved to higher altitudes on the hills closer to the mountains of Veneto and Friuli and Prosecco was among these fine grapes due to its aromatic profile. After the ’70s, due to the success of Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the wine started to be made in a greater area beyond the hills, and this lead to protect its name with a protected origin denomination, which ensures that the viticulture and enology expertise developed around the vine and the wine are respected.
PROSECCO SPUMANTE colour is straw-yellow, brilliant, with persistent foam; smell is fine, characteristic, typical of its grape; taste ranges from brut-nature to demi-sec (zero to fifty g/L of residual sugars), fresh and characteristic. PROSECCO FRIZZANTE is straw yellow, brilliant, with visible bubbles; smell is fine, characteristic, typical of its grape variety; taste ranges from dry to sweeter, fresh, and characteristic. PROSECCO SPUMANTE ROSÉ colour is tenuous pink, brilliant, with persistent foam; smell is fine, characteristic, typical of its grapes; smell ranges from brut nature to extra dry, fresh, and characteristic .
 Winemaking normative requirements, up-to-date. www.inao.gouv.fr www.politicheagricole.it