In this territory, a fortunate strip of land referred to as ‘Marca gioiosa et amorosa’, there is an aroma of wine and succulent flavors, and the local wine-making culture is embedded deep in the landscape which is the soul of one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. The people of this land remain true to their roots and have maintained the essence of their traditions through their hospitable culture and the continued pleasure they find in spending time together as well as enjoying the fruits of their land – local agricultural products.
Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin
Since August 1, 2009 the word Prosecco no longer identifies a grape variety but a wine with Controlled Denomination of Origin, indicated as DOC, subjected to precise rules. The new Prosecco DOC identifies the production on a large land surface, including nine provinces and two regions: Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Conegliano- Valdobbiadene area, which boasts a historical production of DOC since 1969, now becomes DOCG (Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed), putting it at the top of the pyramid in terms of quality for Italian wines. There are in fact only 44 denominations of wine in DOCG compared to the 318 denominations in DOC. The name of the wine produced in these hills is called Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG and provides an even greater assurance of quality to the consumer.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Prosecco encompasses the very culture of the territory, this wine has essentially created an indelible profile for the area-the very flavor for life in the region. The hills of the Superiore DOCG wind down in to the Northern side of the MarcaTrevigiana region, about one hour from Venice and along a natural amphitheater between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. From this vast area filled with vineyards comes a superb product that is world-renowned for its versatility, light fruitiness, and youth.
Road of Prosecco
The new Road of Prosecco and wines of the Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene, founded in 2003, is the successor to what was the first Italian wine artery (1966). Of that historic route new large tracts have been taken over, which have been joined by thematic routes that will enhance the whole area and its diverse vineyard landscape and the many attractions, including art and history, scattered along the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The Road is a total of 120 km, that today responds to the demands of the modern wine tourists want not only of great wines and typical products, but also all the scenic, environmental and cultural factors that form the inner soul of a territory. Everyone can choose the journey on The Road of Prosecco that suits their interests best with the certainty of being welcomed into a unique and unforgettable experience.