Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG

Note: Labeling options abound for this denomination and can be confusing. First, all sparkling wines from this denomination—which is to say, nearly all its wines—qualify for the Superiore adjective; only the still and frizzante versions do not. However, the use of Superiore is optional, as is the word Prosecco itself. In addition, wines from the commune of Valdobbiadene can drop “Conegliano”, and those from the commune of Conegliano don’t need to include “Valdobbiadene” on the label. Sparkling wines from the subzone of Cartizze must use the phrase “Superiore di Cartizze.”

Region: Veneto



History: Established as a DOC in 1969; became a DOCG in 2009

Vineyard Area: 8,385 ha / 20,711 acres (2021)

Production: 778,500 hl / 8,650,000 cases (2022)

Principal White Grape Varieties:

Styles and Wine Composition

  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, and/or Verdiso
  • Spumante Superiore (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, and/or Verdiso
  • Sui Lieviti (Spumante Superiore)

Subzones and Other Geographic Terms

  • Cartizze (Spumante Superiore only)
  • Rive: 12 communes and 31 frazioni—see list below—are allowed to put their name and the word “Rive” on the label of Spumante Superiore (except Sui Lieviti) provided the grapes are all from that location

Significant Production Rules

  • Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero can be grown and vinified only in a defined part of the denomination
  • Sui Lieviti wines are wines from a single harvest that are fermented in bottle, beginning between March 1 and June 30, V+1, and left undisgorged
  • Wines designated by the word “Rive” must come from one of the approved communes or frazioni and must be hand harvested and vintage dated
  • Grapes for Cartizze and Sui Lieviti wines must also be hand harvested
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Spumante Superiore without subarea designation; 11.5% for Superiore di Cartizze and Rive-designated sparkling wines
  • Residual sugar: Sui Lieviti must be brut nature; other spumanti can range from extra brut to demisec; still wines can range from secco (dry) to demisec
  • Aging: For Cartizze, minimum approx. 6 months (ERD March 1, V+1); for Sui Lieviti, minimum 90 days on the lees (ERD June 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification:



Production in 2020: 93.3% standard sparkling, 1.4% Cartizze, 2.6% Rive, 2.7% still/frizzante; 42% of production went to export markets

List of Rive: Arfanta, Bagnolo, Bigolino, Campea, Carpesica, Cison di Valmarino (commune), Col San Martino, Colbertaldo, Colfosco, Collalbrigo-Costa, Collalto, Colle Umberto (commune), Combai, Corbanese, Cozzuolo, Farra di Soligo (commune), Farrò, Follina (commune), Formeniga, Guia, Manzana, Miane (commune), Ogliano, Pieve di Soligo (commune), Premaor, Refrontolo (commune), Resera, Rolle, Rua, San Giovanni, San Michele, San Pietro di Barbozza, San Pietro di Feletto (commune), San Vendemiano (commune), San Vito, Santa Maria, Santo Stefano, Scomigo, Solighetto, Soligo, Susegana (commune), Tarzo (commune), Vidor (commune)

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