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Sparkling (Prosecco Superiore)

Prosecco Superiore Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Perlage, Prosecco Brut Canah, organic certified

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO can be in four types: still, frizzante, spumante SUPERIORE, and spumante SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE. Area for viticulture is limited to 15 municipalities, between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene; Superiore di Cartizze grapes can be cultivated only in one sub-municipality of Valdobbiadene called S. Pietro di Barbozza. On labelling, when it is written “Conegliano Valdobbiadene” it is not necessary to add “Prosecco” or “Superiore” terms. It is possible to mention the specific municipality of production of the grapes by adding the term “Rive” and by including the vintage of production. Geographic territory is characterized by hills adjacent to Dolomitic Alps with soils made of sandstone and marl, alternated with layers of morainic and alluvial origin. Climate is temperate with relevant day to night temperature range. History of viticulture in the area dates to tablets of roman colonies. References then come from VI century writings of bishop of Poitiers who was born in Valdobbiadene and recalls wine production of his birthplace; then many documents from the XIII century called “Statutes of Conegliano” during rule of Venetian Republic, mention the wine as being appreciated by royal courts abroad of England, Augsburg, and Poland. The first reference of term Prosecco in Conegliano is of 1772. Various viticulture studies were then brought forward around Prosecco grape varieties and their identification and selection. Winemaking tradition of the territory and scientific culture led then to the establishment of the first school of viticulture and enology of Italy, in Conegliano in 1876, which is still today the main centre of research on viticulture for the Italian ministry of agriculture. In 1962 winemakers of the area went together to create a consortium for protecting the name PROSECCO DEI COLLI DI CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE. In 1966 was born there the first Strada del Vino (wine trail) of Italy, which confirms the winemaking tradition alongside with the pleasantness of the environment. Since 2020 the area is UNESCO World Heritage Site. [14].

Wine descriptions

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SPUMANTE SUPERIORE colour is straw-yellow with persistent foam; smell is pleasant, characteristic; taste is fresh, harmonious. [14]. CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE CANAH of PERLAGE winery has pale straw yellow colour with green reflection; smell is fruity with flavour of green apple and citrus; taste is harmonic with persistent body [12].

[12] Winery website.

[14] Winemaking normative requirements, up-to-date.

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