Prosecco DOC Consortium Launches

22nd February 2016

Prosecco DOC Consortium Launches

The Prosecco Consortia is using the new domain name to improve accessibility to  information on Prosecco DOC/DOCG.

Prosecco was granted Controlled Designation of Origin status on 17 July 2009 and, on 19 November of the same year, the Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC was set up.

DOC is a Italian quality assurance designation for wine and food. To receive this label, a product must adhere to quality assurance rules as well as the location defined in the rules.

  • DOC — Denominazione di Origine Controllata
  • DOCG – Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Although similar the DOCG is more stringent. Allowable yields are generally lower, and DOCG wines must pass an evaluation of a tasting committee before they can be bottled.

Prosecco DOC production area is located in northeast Italy, with  5 Veneto provinces (Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, Padua, Belluno) and 4 provinces in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine.

Glera is the main grape used in Prosecco and its origins date back at least 2,000 years.

With its rising popularity, they Consortium wants to protect the Prosecco name in the same way as Champagne does


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