By Jim Campanini
So what’s the difference between Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Superiore DOCG sparkling wines?
Location, location, location. And a few more production details.
The Prosecco DOC classification zone is broader, covering about 44,000
acres under vine in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions
Prosecco Superiore DOCG zone is much smaller — only 17,000 acres — and runs from Valdobbiadene in the west to Conegliano in the east. This small zone has
the steepest hillsides which form an embroidered network of sloping vineyards.
The Belluno Prealps to the north creates annamphitheater effect to shield vineyards from harsh winter weat...Read More