Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco See Veneto map, ref #7

Note: Wines from around the city of Valdobbiadene may be labeled Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, and those from around the city of Conegliano may be labeled Conegliano Prosecco DOCG. 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.

Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1969; became a DOCG in 2009
Vineyard Area: 8,300 ha / 20,501 acres (2017)
Production: 670,500 hl / 7,450,000 cases (2017)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Glera
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, and/or Verdiso
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante Superiore (WhSp, WhSpSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero, and/or Verdiso

Subzones:

  • Cartizze (Spumante Superiore only)
  • 12 communes and 31 frazioni are allowed to put their name and the word “Rive” on the label of Spumante Superiore

Significant Production Rules:
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero can be grown and vinified only in a restricted portion of the appellation
  • Wines designated by the word “Rive” must come from one of the approved communes or frazioni and must be hand harvested and vintage dated
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Spumante Superiore; 11.5% for Superiore di Cartizze
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from brut to demisec
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/28/2014