Let’s take a closer look at an Italian Consortium, which brings value to the denomination “Prosecco” in Italy and in the world.
The Prosecco DOC is a young DOC (denomination of controlled origin), born ten years ago, in 2009, from the union of winegrowers, winemakers and bottlers from 9 provinces of the Italian regions of Veneto (Treviso, Belluno, Padua, Venice and Vicenza) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste and Udine) in order to inextricably link this wine to its territory of origin.
Prosecco represents an evocative territory that has specific rules, gathered in the production disciplinary, which determine all the steps of the supply chain: from the definition of the production area to the final labelling. The young DOC aims to verify compliance with these rules, thanks to the intervention of a third party that certifies the product as Prosecco only when all the requirements are rigorously met, especially those related to consumption characteristics. Behind all this, there is a history of origins, which can be traced back to the small town near Trieste which bears the homonym name Prosecco. A story that looks far back in time and that the Consortium has made its own. The first documents mentioning Prosecco wine date back to the end of the 600s and they describe a delicate white wine that originates from the Carso Triestino and in particular in the Prosecco territory.