Prosecco (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Prosecco (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)







about this subregion

Nestled in the northeastern part of Italy, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is a tapestry of cultures, traditions, and terroirs, with the Prosecco area standing out as one of its most illustrious jewels. This area is a testament to nature’s bounty and man's ancient relationship with viticulture.

Prosecco's environment is quintessentially Mediterranean, yet it enjoys the refreshing nuances lent by the Alpine breezes. The region's unique geographical setting, sandwiched between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps, offers a mild maritime climate juxtaposed with cooler mountain air. This convergence of climates makes for an ideal setting for grape cultivation, ensuring optimal maturation with the perfect balance of sugar and acidity.

While several grape varieties thrive in this fertile land, the most iconic of them all is Glera. This white grape variety, known formerly as Prosecco, is the heart and soul of the Prosecco sparkling wine that has captivated palates worldwide. Its thin-skinned grapes soak up the terroir's essence and, when transformed into wine, deliver effervescent bubbles carrying notes of green apple, honeydew melon, pear, and honeysuckle.

Though Glera is undoubtedly the superstar, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Prosecco region is also a mosaic of other grape varieties, each contributing to the symphony of flavors and aromas that wine lovers have come to associate with this remarkable land. With every sip, one is transported to this region, where the interplay between environment and grape variety creates magic in a glass.



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Discover Terroir

The Prosecco DOC, under the careful stewardship of the Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco, covers the provinces of Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, as well as the provinces of Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice and Vicenza in the Veneto region. It is particularly well known for the production of the renowned Italian wine Prosecco.

The Prosecco DOC has a temperate climate with abundant rainfall. In addition, the vineyards enjoy a large number of hours of sunshine.

The soil of this wine DOC is composed of limestone, clay, marl and marine sandstone.


Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Glera

In the heart of Italy's enchanting landscapes, the Prosecco DOC wine region beckons with a signature wine, Prosecco, that is produced in three different styles: Prosecco Bianco, Spumante, and Spumante Rosé. Each wine, a symphony of flavors and bubbles, pays homage to the region's rich viticultural heritage.

Prosecco Bianco, the crown jewel of the region, is an ode to Glera grapes. With a minimum of 85% Glera and a touch of Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, or Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine), it unfolds on the palate like a fragrant bouquet of fruits and flowers. Crisp and refreshing, it captures the essence of Prosecco's elegance.

Spumante, a dance of bubbles, shares Glera as its star performer, with a minimum of 85%. Blended harmoniously with Bianchetta Trevigiana, Chardonnay, Perera, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, or Pinot Nero (vinified as a white wine), it enchants with every effervescent sip. An embodiment of celebration, Spumante embodies the art of crafting joy.

Spumante Rosé, a delicate pink revelation, marries Glera's grace with the passion of Pinot Nero (vinified as a red wine). Comprising 85-90% Glera and 10-15% Pinot Nero, it casts a romantic hue over the glass. With each sip, it unveils a symphony of red berry notes and a hint of floral allure—a testament to the region's mastery.

In the Prosecco DOC, Bianco, Spumante, and Spumante Rosé are a tribute to the land's bountiful offerings. Each bottle encapsulates the terroir, the dedication of winemakers, and the joyful spirit of Italy. As you raise your glass to Prosecco's effervescent charms, you embark on a journey through a realm of flavors, bubbles, and timeless traditions.