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: 23,300 ha / 57,550 acres (2017)
Production: 3,295,000 hl / 36,607,000 cases (2017)
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)

452468697-Vineyard in ProseccoSubzones:

  • Provincia di Treviso
  • Provincia di Trieste

Significant Production Rules:
  • Spumante must be fermented in pressurized tanks or autoclaves
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for Bianco; 11.0% for Spumante
  • Residual sugar: Spumante can range from brut to demisec
  • Aging: No minimums specified

Last Disciplinare Modification: 12/07/2016

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.