Prosecco DOC

Prosecco
Includes all of central and northeastern Veneto (see Veneto map, ref #33) and all of Friuli–Venezia Giulia
Region: ,
History: Established as a DOC in 2009
Vineyard Area: 24,149 ha / 59,650 acres (2018)
Production: 3,481,000 hl / 38,680,000 cases (2018)
Principal White Grape Varieties: Glera
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw, WhFrSw): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine)
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Glera; maximum 15% Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine)
  • Spumante Rosé (RoSp): 85–90% Glera; 10–15% Pinot Nero (vinified as a red wine)

452468697-Vineyard in ProseccoSubzones:

  • Treviso or Provincia di Treviso
  • Trieste or Provincia di Trieste (or, in Slovenian, Trst or Pokrajina Trst)

Significant Production Rules:
  • Sparkling versions must be fermented in pressurized tanks or autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Spumante and Spumante Rosé
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from brut nature (zero dosage) to demisec; Spumante Rosé can range from brut nature to extra dry
  • Aging: Spumante Rosé requires a minimum of 60 days of fermentation in the autoclave (ERD = January 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/31/2020

Note: The consorzio of Prosecco producers has proposed a Rosé or Rosato version of Prosecco that would contain a small proportion of Pinot Nero in addition to a majority of Glera. The idea has strong backing and is likely to be approved, but still has some steps to go before it’s approved. Any pink “Prosecco” that is currently on the market is not from Italy.