Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene
De Faveri Prosecco is produced in compliance with the Italian tradition of high quality wines. The hills of the province of Treviso, protected by the Dolomites and brushed by the gentle breeze coming from the Adriatic side, give origin to the this wine that is considered as the proud of Veneto that De Faveri produces with passion.
Thanks to its experience, De Faveri has been transforming for years the yellow-golden grapes of Prosecco bunches. De Faveri Prosecco moves in the glass the skills, the awareness and the respect of ancient tradition.
The word “Prosecco” is first of all the name of a grape variety that has always been cultivated in Veneto, but it gives its best on the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, where it reaches the best qualitative level, celebrated by the “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita”.
In this area, Prosecco has created a real production system called “Distretto”, the District.
The District of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene is spread in the hill area of the province of Treviso enclosed between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, at the foot of the Pre-Alps of Treviso. It twists and turns on around 20000 hectares of hills, 5000 of which are vineyards. The area of production comprehends 15 municipalities: Conegliano, Susegana, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Cison di Valmarino, S. Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Miane, Vidor, Follina, Tarzo and Valdobbiadene.
From the ’90s, Prosecco has becomes a status symbol, achieving a great success, catching the attention of the producers coming from the rest of Italy and the world. The wine makers and the institutions felt the need to protect its name, in order to guarantee to the consumer that the “real” Prosecco comes from these historical areas. The first thing to protect Prosecco wine at a world level was to give it a name that represents a whole territory: from the 1st September 2009, Prosecco grapes have became “Glera” grapes. If is produced in the historical areas is called Prosecco, whereas outside this area, it is named Glera.
Prosecco grapes are characterized by light brown vine shoots, big and long grapes and yellow-golden grapes. The wine is produced with a minimum of 85% of Glera grapes and a maximum of 15% of other grapes like Verdiso, Bianchetta, Perera and Glera Lunga, varieties that belong for centuries to the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, or Pinot and Chardonnay.
In the wide area of Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene there is a slice of territory that worth a special mentioning: we are talking of the area of Cartizze. The Protection Consortium defines it as the “Golden Pentagon” because of its particular shape that remind this geometrical figure. The territory of production of Superiore di Cartizze is located close to the municipality of Valdobbiadene and with its 106 hectares it is a real patch of land. It has always been considered the most fertile place and the grapes cultivated here reach a higher quality. This is the result of the exposure to the sun-rays, the continuous but not too aggressive ventilation and the variety of the slope, which contributes to the balanced acidity and the high sugary volume of the grapes cultivated here.