Prosecco is a white grape variety that grows only in northeastern Italy in a small region of the province of Treviso in the Veneto region. From this grape mainly a Frizzante and sparkling wine is made but also normal wines.
Prosecco is mainly the name of an ancient grape variety. Even in ancient times the Prosecco was highly valued as vinum Pucinum.
Since the wine is named after a grape variety, it might be produced basically everywhere. However, only Prosecco from a legally defined area around the communities Valdobbiadene and Conegliano must bear the status of a DOC-Prosecco in compliance with required quality standards. Wines and sparkling wines from the same grape but from different parts of Italy may bear only the name IGT.
However, IGT Spumanti need not necessarily be worse than those from the DOC-region. Also in the surrounding areas, such as the growing area in Friuli Aquileia, grow excellent Prosecco grapes for sparkling wine production.
Erroneously, the term Prosecco is often attributed to the same-named Italian village near Trieste. The connection to the Italian secco (dry) is purely coincidental.
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