Prosecco is often considered to be the “ugly duckling” of wines, it is often taken too lightly and not favoured among other wines. But the story of the “Ugly Duckling” is not one of becoming beautiful, but becoming who you are. The name “Proseccando” is a play on the words: “Prosecco” and “Seccando” which is the Italian equivalent of “Bottoms Up.” “Proseccando” means to wander from winery to winery, to taste and discover new Prosecco.

We, at Proseccando, are not trained sommeliers but have grown up with the rich experience and culture of Italian Wine and we want to share this passion and wealth of experience with Italian Prosecco to the world. Here, you will not only shop for the best Italian Prosecco labels but also find a profound wealth of knowledge to the world of Prosecco; the best food and wine pairings, the not-to-be-missed locations, Italian wine tours and recommendations in buying the best Prosecco.

We leave with this message to try everything and not only in terms of wine. Cin cin!

PROSECCO MAP

This area extends from the municipality of Conegliano to the town of Valdobbiadene and also includes the following municipalities: Susegana, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, Follina, Miane, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Vidor. Inside this area the Prosecco is produced with the name “Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG”

It is the finest type of Prosecco Superiore in the DOCG area and is produced in a restricted area of ​​106 hectares within Valdobbiadene, a territory inside San Pietro di Barbozza. The area of Valdobbiadene is recognized as an area of ​​production of excellent quality Prosecco due to the characteristics of the microclimate and territory. A characteristic of this Prosecco is that it is almost exclusively made dry.

The production area of the grapes is situated among 19 municipalities around the little city of Asolo. The Asolo Prosecco is the only designation of origin Prosecco that can use the Extra Brut (very low sugar level). The wines that are appointed with the “Asolo – Prosecco” DOCG (denominazione di origine controllata e garantita) can be: DOCG Asolo Prosecco, DOCG Asolo Prosecco “frizzante” and DOCG Asolo Prosecco “Spumante Superiore”.

The term “Rive” refers to the steep hills that characterize the territory. Inside the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area there are 43 “rive” or river banks, and each of them expresses a different peculiarity of soil, exposure and microclimate.

Treviso province has had an historical role into the Prosecco development history so it has been created a special mention for this area.If the grapes, the vinification and the bottling are made in Treviso area, a Prosecco DOC can be designated with the special name: Prosecco DOC Treviso.

The Prosecco DOC area is very large: it extends from the North-East territories in Veneto, through the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Dolomiti mountains and the Adriatic sea. In Veneto it is situated in all the provinces (excluding only Verona and Rovigo) and in the entire Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The Prosecco DOC is classified in: Spumante, frizzante and tranquillo (different sparkling degrees). Those three classifications have a difference in the perlage: for the “spumante” is very thin and persistent, for the “frizzante” is a little bit more mild while the “tranquillo” has no perlage at all. The “spumante” is then classified in: Brut, Extra-dry, Dry o Demi-sec. The Prosecco DOC area also comprehends two territories with a special mention: DOC Treviso e DOC Trieste.

The Trieste province is situated in the Carso highland that is characterized by doline, caves and harsh fields. In this province there is a little town called “Prosecco” but it is not connected to the name of our beloved wine. However if the grapes, the vinification and the bottling are completely made in the Trieste province, the Prosecco wines can be appointed with the special mention “Prosecco DOC Trieste”, created because of the historical importance of this area in the Prosecco development. 

preloader